I can not remember one day in my life without any kind of pet sharing our house. There were dogs, birds, rabbits, cats, fish……not all of them at the same time mind you.
The first pet I knew at the age of 6 was a dog, named Blackie. She was a mutt, mixed breed and obviously black. She joined our family at 6 weeks old, back in those days people weren’t so much aware what was good for a pup. In this day and age a pup doesn’t leave it’s mother untille 8-12 weeks old. But then, in the early seventies 6 weeks was the norm.
So there we were, a 6-year old girl and a 6-week old puppy. We grew up together and as I was convinced back then she would be with me forever. It was heartbreaking 15 years later, when I turned about 21, that we had to part. She passed away, old, grey and very ill.
These poses are dedicated to Blackie, my first very Best Friend.
These poses are created for the Hivewire BigDog & Diva.
Both available at Hivewire3D and the poses are allready being tested.
I’m a bit of a weird person when it comes to inspiration for poses. It’s sways between two extremes of no idea’s at all to a flood of inspiration of what I would like to create. And at the moment I’m having the latter, to many idea’s to handle. For a long time now I have a way of dealing with this.
I bought myself a notebook in wich I start every idea for a set of poses. I create folders in Poser – and lately DazStudio – for those sets. Every new idea, every new bit of inspiration gets started like that and after a bit I have a load of new, freshly created pose-sets loaded in my ‘workspace runtime’. I usually do that untill I have about 6-8 new sets to choose from, it’s for the moments that my brain blocks out my “muse” and I stare at a blank screen. It’s for the winter season of my creative soul, if I can’t come up with anything I open up that ‘workspace runtime’ and I see all these folders with beginning sets that I could finish up.
Like for instance this one for Poser, Father & Child poses for Dusk and Diva.
Or this one, a set of poses esspecially for Diva;
Then there is a set of poses for Dawn and some training equipment standing by;
But I have also started working in DazStudio. Yessss, DazStudio. I have decided to convert some of my duo-poses – that I have created for Dawn&Dusk – to Genesis3Female & Genesis3Male. Wich is not easy I may add! Genesis has a total different structure and movements of the body that come so easy for Dawn&Dusk, need a whole different approach for Genesis. But I will get it. So far I have started the Let’s Dance Ballroom up for Genesis3, the first pose is in the making.
As you peeps can see, I don not have to get bored this coming winter. And then there is a certain dog being created that I allready have my eyes on. Can’t wait to get my little paws on that one…..patience-patience-patience
Cats are not the easiest animals to create poses for, I discovered that when I was working on the Hivewire BigCat. My thought that a housecat would be the same just a bit smaller, was not quite accurate.
Allthough they are similar in lots of ways, there are also very big differences between wild BigCats and our smaller Housecats.
One thing they do have in common is their independant mind. Trying to create – as life-like as possible – poses for them is not easy.
Most of the time when I work at poses that are becoming tricky, I start a “side-project”. A second set, sometimes even a third set, of poses to work on. It helps me get my mind of what my main project is. Then, after a day or so, I get back to what I’m actually working on and things suddenly become much clearer to me. That elbow, that ankle or those fingers suddenly pose much easier and the poses get finished quicker that way.
The hunting poses for the Hivewire Housecat are no execption to that.
They were a handfull so I needed a break.
There is my second project. Some cute simple duo-poses for Diva, a character for Hivewire Dawn. Mind you, this is the first set-up of the first pose. And there is this third project, for DazStudio only, but that is another post alltogether.