Art by the Starknight

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  1. Starknight

    Starknight New Member

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    I said if I got brave I might post some of my original art. Well....I got brave enough (or foolish enough perhaps). I also wanted to show off this sword design in another thread.

    Anyway, about the piece...

    Title is The Starsword. The artist was me. I designed this sword first over a lengthy period of sketching and trying various ideas till I found one I was happy with. The sword was then modeled in a program called Strata 3D StudioPro. I added surface textures found in the program and a special texture map for the celtic knot. Repositioned the model and rendered it. The final rendering was then taken into Adobe Photoshop where I made a pattern of stars and that nebula for the background, and the glow around the full sword image.

    The sword was made just for fun, but I used it for an advertising art project in my graphics class. One variation of this page layout had a United Cutlery logo (wishful thinking that it might one day be made by them.)

    The sword was designed for my character, the Starknight, for my fantasies and perhaps for a little creative writing and artwork.

    It can now be found in the gallery here......

    http://www.thefantasyforum.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=161
     
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  2. darkdragon

    darkdragon The Black Prince

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    Getting brave is not a bad thing courage is the hard part. Most artist are very critical of themselves. You have no reason to be critical Starknight. :)
     
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    darkdragon The Black Prince

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    You could have one made for me. Hehe :D
     
  4. Strider

    Strider Eccentric

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    It looks nice!
     
  5. Starknight

    Starknight New Member

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    New image uploaded:

    Here's the Starknight in full armor, wielding the Starsword as he enters a castle.

    Entire image was made in Strata. I first built the background scene. The Starknight's Armor was modeled around a human form in the program. Dropped in the Starsword and rendered it.

    Hope you like it!

    http://www.thefantasyforum.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=241
     
  6. Miriel

    Miriel My Preciousss

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    pretty pictures Starknight! I love the sword, it would be a kewl piece if they made it somewhere