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Surcease of Sorrow by madaigual Surcease of Sorrow by madaigual
Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December;
And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
Eagerly I wished the morrow; vainly I had sought to borrow
From my books surcease of sorrow, sorrow for the lost Lenore
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Surcease of Sorrow by madaigual ( Suggested by phraught and Featured by PolyMune )
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Beautiful work. Very well done.
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madaigual Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to comment, most appreciated
:D
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
You're welcome.
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JSP4 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I enjoyed looking at all of the little details. Great piece. :)
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madaigual Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
:)

I dread looking at the "little details" - That's where all the mistakes live

:D
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Ciardubh Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Great composition
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madaigual Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
I refused to change the camera angle, so I just stuffed everything in as best I could ;)

:D
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Ciardubh Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hey, it worked!
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imhilien Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Nicely done. :)
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madaigual Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Thank you very much for the compliment
:D
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frostywolf37 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Simply amazing! Jawdrop 
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madaigual Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Or.... amazingly simple :)

Many thanks for your comment
:D
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frostywolf37 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Many welcomes.
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Dianote Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Beautiful! Congrats on the DD :clap:
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madaigual Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Thanks :)  Though I'm very, very surprised it got a DD :faint:

:D
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Dianote Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
You are welcome
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Destiny3000 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nicely done!
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madaigual Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
:thanks:
:D
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lemonsandlemonade7 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
8D Oh my gosh, you quoted The Raven! I just read that recently! By the way, this picture is AWESOME! VERY well done! :heart:
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madaigual Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
It's a lovely poem isn't it? (albeit a tad dark)

:D
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lemonsandlemonade7 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
:D Yes, it most definitely is.
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glassocean Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Have you tried adding a gradually increased subtle blur to imply focus on a specific area? I think it would help.
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madaigual Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
I did :)

At first I rendered unbiased with an F-stop of 1, however, unbiased and displacement (beard/hair) hate each other and it would have taken hours to render. So I tried again using a biased render with DoF set at 5% - Far too much!!! (I lost the reflection in the window and the "Good Bye" on the oiuja board)
This one is rendered with Front/Back DoF at just 1% - Obviously too little! :sadangel:

:D
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Chocomix Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely interpretation of "The Raven" :3 And the artwork is amazing as well! Great job!
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madaigual Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Well thank you kindly
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brokencreation Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
finally people who actually take the time to texture and put their 3d stuff in to some proper rendering and lighting. and is that sub surface scattering i see 8D ??
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madaigual Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
You put me to shame Blush

This was never meant to be seen by anyone other than the small group of Deviants that follow me regularly (it's even half normal size), I spent the night keeping vigil on a sick family member and rather than stare at the wall I did this, hence my embarrasment at the DD Blush
'Tis indeed SSS on the skin and the candle .... It's nice when people notice these things :TipOfTheHat:

:D
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brokencreation Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i only work in 2D but i know a fair amount of 3D stuff. just no idea how to do it myself you know XD
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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madaigual Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
Thank you kindly :hug

:D
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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LaughButts Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is like something from a point and click mystery game! FIND OUT WHY HE IS SAD! IS IT SOMETHING ABOUT HIS WIFE? hm hm hm!
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madaigual Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
I do believe so... I wonder what's inside the little box?

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LaughButts Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This this type of detail for a "game," it is most likely a finger. Fool Emoji-35 (I dun care) [V3] 
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1andonlycrazist Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Is there a purple humanoid inside the orb?
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madaigual Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
"And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
Thrilled me - filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before
"

If it were a purple humanoid, that would explain why he was frightened :thumbsup:
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Razgriz-3 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Oh, you're making me wish I hadn't skipped past all of Poe's poetry to the short stories.

I regret doing this somewhat, but I can better appreciate short stories than poetry.
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madaigual Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
I don't usually like poetry either :shh: I think the wonderful Vincent Price has a lot to do with Poe's success in the UK.
Plus his short stories are very entertaining - Everyone rants about Sherlock Holmes but isn't Poe's "Murders in the Rue Morgue" exactly that, except written 20 years earlier?
To me, he's a great unsung hero of literature

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Razgriz-3 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
I like Poe. I feel like- actually, no, Lovecraft totally looked up to him. Personally I had trouble with a lot of the archaisms of Poe's writing (I speak neither French nor Latin, Mr. Poe!) but he still was quite original. Also, he wrote the first sci-fi story, with the one about the balloon that goes to space. I forget the exact name.
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thegreatberserker Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
That's face that says," i wish i could be masturbating right now."
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madaigual Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
keke.emote  You do realize that you're goin' straight to hell for that! keke.emote

;)
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thegreatberserker Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Oh course! I intend to be back flipping there with dick in hand and the song big booty bitches spilling from my lips. 
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Art-of-DarkElegance Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
YAY!! very well deserved DD!!!!
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madaigual Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Thank you kindly Art-of-DarkElegance :)

(I really do love that blinking putty tat!)

:D
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LEMIKEN Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
As always a great piece of work.

To put it simply...More Please!

 
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madaigual Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Blush  Very many thanks :)

Sooooo Tired  Before I went to bed last night I started to model a scene that I've always wanted to do... Today I discovered that this one was a DD OMG ANOTHER SHOCK. and I've spent the whole day answering messages... Don't get me wrong, I'm super happy people like it but, without sounding ungrateful, I'm also very sad I didn't have a chance to do what I wanted to do, i.e. More! ...It'll be Monday again soon :sadangel:
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Seothen Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's interesting, though the reflections seem more like items on the other side of the glass than reflections - was this intentional?  It makes sense as a bust of Pallas but not so much for the scope.
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madaigual Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
The reflection in the window is in fact him, he's very white (almost spectral) because the moonlight is set at 400% in order to generate the rays. I needed the telescope to frame his reflection and make it clear. The reflection of the telescope is quite obvious and this leads down to his reflection. Without it, his reflection just looks like something else in the room.
Now you come to mention it I could have put a door and a bust of Pallas on his left, reflected in the window too :(    As always could've, should've, would've... Next time!

Thanks for your comment
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One-eyeHitomi Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student General Artist
I love how expressive this scene is; very detailed! ;)
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madaigual Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
:)  He looks sad/tired

I like your RULE #1 - As is the case here... There is no table or room in the picture, it's not as it seems :shh:
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