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Captain of Chaos


This image is an evolution of my earlier Ninja image, although you might have a hard time spotting any common elements.

The female figure began life as the usual ‘hot chick’, but then I decided it would be more interesting to add some aging morphs and transform her into an older woman. I also applied some facepaint to her, and the end result was that she came out looking like a badass. Something about her suggested the idea that she might be an experienced leader in the legions of Hell or something along those lines, so I set to work giving her an entourage of orcs.

The banner carriers behind her are all instances of the same figure, variously arranged and oriented to try to disguise the repetition. Ideally, I’d have used distinct figures, but there’s a limit to how much even the biggest baddest graphics cards can cope with, and a CPU render would take a very long time. On the other hand, there’s a limit on how many identical figures you can throw into a scene before it becomes obvious, so I decided to give her a lieutenant based on a different figure.

I also did an alternative render of this scene, which uses more intense lighting for a high-key effect. I can’t quite make up my mind which works better.


DAZ|Studio 4.12
Photoshop CC 2018
Intensify CK 2016