What more need be said? I’ve rendered out a bevy of ultra-HD pictures this morning, and assembled them into one of those new-fangled digital art galleries. Featured today: Skybleeder, the relic spear of House Lin, a nine-foot leviathan known for its unnatural powers, its origins lost to history. Are there clues to those origins in the spear itself?
Well, yes, I deliberately put them there. But I’m not telling you where to look. Good luck figuring it out! Or you can just enjoy the renders. They may not be portraiture, but they’re art, and that’s beyond debate. If you’ve got extra time, I highly recommend looking at the full-size images. There’s a metric digi-ton of detail you might miss otherwise.
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Shot one showing the right-hand side of the spear under gentle blue lighting.
Shot two, the left side under a soft golden light.
Blade pics begin NOW! They are detailed.
Note the blood-rain reflected at the base of the blade. Symbolism’s fun.
Very similar textures look completely different in different lighting. Who knew?
Reflections aren’t quite as pretty here, sadly.
Angles from the guard toward the point.
The upper haft. Glossy!
A close-up on the guard better showing off its colors.
A close-up on the guard better showing off its textures.
Left side of the habaki. Flamboyant, but in a good way. I think.
Right side of the habaki in particularly interesting lighting.
A look down the spines. The flames here still bother me, but less so after desaturation.
The first of the grip panels. The engravings in the gold took me 6 hours total.
The rearward grip panel with its transition into the counterweight.
A sunburst, of sorts. Extremely stylized, but pretty snazzy anyway.
The play of light over the counterweight. It doubles as a mace!
A clearer shot of the extra flamework at the counterweight’s base. Detecting a theme yet?
A close up on the red gemstones, not technically rubies. Some might say this is too much detail. They’re probably right, but I did it anyway.