Apologies. I got called away from the world for a bit.
Update on the puppies: They all died. Every last one, and we just couldn't figure out what the problem was. I'm heartbroken, and momma-dog is as
depressed as I've ever seen a dog get. There's a spaying in her future, 'cause ain't neither one of us ever going through that again.
On to the Space Opera.
Here are some of the DAZ pictures. I've re-sized them to fit in the confines of the thread, since I've yet to figure out the arcane art of putting
scroll bars on them. The originals are anywhere from 1280 pixels to 1795 pixels in the long dimension.
First, the dragon. These first 3 are earlier versions, and you'll notice a difference in the spikes/horns around the eyebrows and differences in the
snout and the throat between this version and the later version below:
One of neno's archery (finally settled on some clothes for him of sorts, but not what I had in mind):
I need to "age" him, probably give him more hair (hasn't had time for a haircut what with all this traipsing around through time and the universe) and
find a Really Huge Sword for him to stick through the dragon's neck (between the scales, of course), and still figure out his duds, which I'm not
having much luck with. Probably not going to happen in time for the story, but them's the breaks, and you sort of get the idea. As an aside, according
to Cherokee legend, the Uktena has a "soft spot" in it's throat directly beneath the 7th scale, which is the only vulnerable place an arrow will kill
it. That, according to the legend, is how the Shawnee captive managed to kill it and gain his freedom. I'm thinking in this case a few crossbow bolts
sticking out of it's head from Silo's new toy would not be amiss, and one in it's eye, blinding it on that side, would be even better.
A couple of Sslar:
And finally two different angles on Sslar vs. The Dragon:
Notice in the last two that the Dragon's throat, eyebrows, and muzzle (and chin) have been re-worked, as well as it's tongue has been lifted and stuck
out further to make that more prominent, but I've yet to figure out how to attach wings to it, or legs for that matter. I was working from the
"Orm/Uktena" angle, neither of which creature has wings or legs to my knowledge.
I have another Dragon model (WITH wings and legs), but no textures for it yet, and it's not been rigged to be "poseable", so the model is static in
every view, and comes out looking like an alabaster statue.
Onward. I'm off to read the latest installments in the Opera now, and figure out what I can add to it.
ETA: They're still just a wee bit too wide for the thread, but you can see the most of them, or right-click on 'em and save 'em to local for the full
effect. I re-sized them to 620 pixels wide, and seem to have still over-estimated.
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