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Archaeopteryx Wallpaper by SylxeriaGuardian Archaeopteryx Wallpaper by SylxeriaGuardian
Such a cutie she is :meow:
Go ahead and give her a hug, she doesn't bite!

This is a wallpaper version of
I flipped it horizontally in Photoshop so that her eyes weren't buried beneath icons on the left-hand side of my desktop, and added in a second pteryx flying in the background :)

I wasn't able to match up the camera angle exactly after increasing the resolution, oh well :shrug: ^^;



Cinema 4D + Indigo RT - 1hr render time.
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Archaeopteryx Wallpaper by ~SylxeriaGuardian The detail in this 3D-Wallpaper is just exquisite; and as terrifying as the Archaeopteryx is... it's kinda adorable here :3 ( Featured by TehAngelsCry )
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Naketta Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Absolutely amazing :3
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Ruschman Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
I love the plumes on Archaeopteryx!
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SylxeriaGuardian Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed ^^

I wonder if they were this colorful in real life? I was watching a class on zbrush sculpting and the two guys leading the session were talking about the way they colored some of their dinosaurs for this animation (Dinosaur Revolution or something?) and they mentioned that a lot of people tend to go with muted earthly colors most of the time with dinosaurs, so they had some of their pterosaurs and other flying, gliding, or feathered prehistorics colored a bit more vividly like some modern avians. It was pretty cool to see ^^
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Ruschman Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Hey, I always wanted to know the general patterning of plumage of avian species, but the shiny blue plume on Archaeopteryx makes it look real nice!
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Ruschman Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Hey, I need to be an Aves expert to understand the respective patterning of bird plumes, but those blue feathers looked really cool!
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Shon2 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! And my my, she is absolutely beautiful! :D *Hugs her sweet neck gently*
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SylxeriaGuardian Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mind if a take a picture of you two?  :3
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Shon2 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, that'd be sweet! :P I love your art. 
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Nebride7 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Wow!  Brilliant!
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SylxeriaGuardian Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :3
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Snakeman2013 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013   General Artist
wow. You are a talented person
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SylxeriaGuardian Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
^^;  Thanks~
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IceLuxray Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome! :D
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SylxeriaGuardian Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :la:
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ZeMagician-WildCard Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks great. :D And you're sure she doesn't bite?
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SylxeriaGuardian Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't believe she'd bite unless provoked no :)
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ZeMagician-WildCard Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, got it.XD
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD :dalove:
Have a nice day and Happy Holidays :santa:
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SylxeriaGuardian Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :love:

You too! Have a wonderful holiday :3
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :huggle: :santa:
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RubyDaSquirlz Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Writer
For some reason this is bringing me back a bunch of memories, but yes, she is beautiful~ I want one~ ^w^
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SylxeriaGuardian Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Would be amazing to have a creature like this in real life, indeed ^^
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RubyDaSquirlz Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student Writer
How long did it take for you to do this? ^_^
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SylxeriaGuardian Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
To be honest not very long.  3D is a bit different than traditional art mediums in that once you have the assets made once, it cuts the amount of time needed to do compositions and scenes involving that item in the future - whether it's made by hand, purchased or commissioned, or etc.  I'm better at lighting and to an extent hard-surface modeling (Buildings and such) than I am organic modeling (Plants and critters usually) so most of my critters are purchased.

The bulk of the time spent on this picture was fine-tuning the lights and getting the depth of field to work right. Indigo works on physically-based lighting calculations, so you can't just say "Make everything past this point blurry" on the camera - you have to set the f-stop, ISO, and other items and it blurs based on that.  Having to deal with lumen and exponent values with the lights is another thing I was learning at the time, so I kept the scene simpler than most:  Two dinos, and an HDR sphere, and a camera.  Simple!

So the setup took a few minutes, the tweaking took an hour or two, the rendering took even longer.


For a more complex and self-made submission, I'd direct you to these:
sylxeriaguardian.deviantart.co…
sylxeriaguardian.deviantart.co…
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RubyDaSquirlz Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student Writer
Oh wow, interesting, thanks. ^_^ I will have a look at the links too~
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SylxeriaGuardian Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If you really wanna see some amazing things, I'd check out :iconkokolores123:
He uses the same software I am (Cinema 4D + Indigo)  but the things he does is simply amazing ^^
kokolores123.deviantart.com/ar…
kokolores123.deviantart.com/ar…
kokolores123.deviantart.com/ar…

Are my favs of his <3
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RubyDaSquirlz Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Student Writer
Ooooh, thank you! Happy Holidays!
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Mother-Espurr Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This piece appears incredibly simple, but the design and how it was done makes it so adorable, yet beautiful.
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SylxeriaGuardian Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sometimes even simplicity can be beautiful :)

No real need to make things overly complex every time~
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kingdragon01 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
She's cute!
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SylxeriaGuardian Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, I'm sure she appreciates the compliment :)
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Shadobian11 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Total Epicness!
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SilverGateForest Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Wow! :wow:
She reminds me of Dinosaur Train, love that show, :)
 and this is exquisite indeed! :giggle: :heart:
~ Pris
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SylxeriaGuardian Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks ^^
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SilverGateForest Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
You're welcome! :blowkiss:
~ Pris
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chertan-koraki Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
What a gorgeous little girl! *gives her a hug*
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SylxeriaGuardian Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww :3

I'd love to be able to hug one of these in real life~
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chertan-koraki Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah that would be awesome <3
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mea00 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice work! Congrats on the DD
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SylxeriaGuardian Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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AnimalArtKingdom Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The textures and detail are very well done on this
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SylxeriaGuardian Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My favorite part would have to be the depth of field and the reflections on the eye :)
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ebelesaurus Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Filmographer
the things that get DDs these days....
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Wyvern-1 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Well she IS adorable! And one of my favorite dinosaurs to boot, I just HAD to have it on my desktop immediately. Thanks!

And congratulations - you earned that DD for sure.
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SylxeriaGuardian Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was so surprised when I logged in and saw "You have: 550 messages."  and saw 230 of those were favs on this xD
Just as surprised - if not more so - when I saw it was a DD!


Heheh, thanks for the compliments!  :)
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Nebelstern Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013   Digital Artist
congrats on the DD!
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SylxeriaGuardian Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :la:
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Wisebrightboy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Congratz on the DD!
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TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Hey there :wave:

Your wallpaper has been featured in my weekly journal: Wallpaper Wednesday #18!

I'd love if you could come check it out, and offer support through comments to your fellow wallpaper artists :la:
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SylxeriaGuardian Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh that's pretty cool :D
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