“Tears of blood” created using DAZ Studio and Photoshop

Tears of a blue priestess

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The current short story upon which I work features blue priestesses who tell fortunes using cups filled with tears of blood.

So I wanted to make a picture of such a priestess. I envisioned a close up of her face with the blood tears flowing.

The first step was putting the basic scene of the head together in DAZ Studio.

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As my renderer for DAZ Studio (and Blender for that matter) I sometimes use Luxrender. I don’t use it for all my renders, but in this case it felt right. (I cannot give you a good reason – it’s just artistic judgement deciding when things look “right” in one renderer versus another). Luxrender cost me a little money (shock! horror!) but it can get some nice results. Within Luxrender I changed the textures on the Genesis Female model with some custom ones that I had created in Photoshop. Then rendered. Voila!

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Now I wanted to add a background. So I used the star tutorial that I shared with you the other day. But tears. There are still no tears!

I searched YouTube (dear, dear YouTube) and found a superb tutorial on blood and another on tears. Here are the links:

Watching and learning from these talented people I was able to follow their instructions and create the following image:

Tears of a blue priestess
Tears of a blue priestess

Cool :-)

Greg

 

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    1. Thanks. :) What’s the issue with the YouTube? I’ve only got a few videos up there and am by no means an expert, but if I can provide advice in getting your videos up there then I will. Always happy to help another blogger. :)

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