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The Story of Tamacier by BJPentecost The Story of Tamacier by BJPentecost
(Updates: Lightened and larger resolution should anyone want to use this as their deskytopper.)

Initially, I was just going to model a locket sitting on some journal pages but.... well..... you know me. I just can't do anything simple. XD It's a flaw. I'm not even joking either. It is easier for me to do a full illustration like this than it is for me to do a sketch. =P I wish I were exaggerating.

85% Blender, 10% Zbrush, 5% Photoshop. 60 hrs. Render: 1000 passes in 45 minutes on a Nvidia GTX 560. A little postwork in Photoshop, most heavily on the candles because I could NOT make a decent candle shader in Blender. I basically had to draw the candles in with Photoshop and that was not easy. XC Oi. I really hope they come out with SSS for cycles GPU-compute soon. *scowl*

If you want to know more about the characters in this illustration, here is Jessarah: bobbie-the-jean.deviantart.com… and here is Tamacier bobbie-the-jean.deviantart.com…
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purefiresoul Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
I keep coming back to look at this piece and it's just amazing.
I wish I had your talent! xD I'd make so much pretty art and hang it all over my house!  @_@
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
^__^ Thanks. That's a really lovely compliment and I appreciate it, especially on this piece. I was trying somethign new with this piece and it was difficult to accomplish. X3
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taky92 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
awesome i love it 
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. ^__^
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taky92 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
any time ^^
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Nicbish Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
So beautiful. I love your work, the background you give us & your world. Are you writing a book? Such a shame to waste such a wonderful & eloquent imagination x
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. ^__^ I have several book ideas. Hopefully someday they will come to fruition. 
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Nicbish Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
I really hope they do, you are very gifted :-)
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zRainingAcid Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love that there is actual sense-making text on those pages! and the trinkets, especially the amulet and the thing in the middle of the drawing. What is that thing? :p 
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :) The colorful thing? That is a part of Tamacier's heart. If combined with the other pieces (the flower and a few other elements which are not present), that would be one step of many towards bringing him back from the dead. The compassy looking thing is an ethyrasmeter (eeth-er-OZ-mee-ter). It measures levels ethyric (magic, more or less) of disturbances in the air and the nature of those disturbances. The scepter is a fairly powerful ethyric artifact that when wielded by a competent magessine, can accomplish great things. The locket is tied to the amulet. It enhances its power but at a cost.
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zRainingAcid Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww.. how romantic :) Also, that is a very comprehensive background story for this beautiful artwork. Is it all of your own making? as in, did you invent an entire fantasy-like universe? 
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :) And yes. I have invented a universe that functions like ours but it has a fifth element known as ethyr. So there's gravity, the strong and weak forces, electromagnetism, and ethyr. One of these days I will write it out or graphic novel it out..... hopefully.
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zRainingAcid Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hope to read that Sometime, it sounds awesome :)
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zRainingAcid Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
did I forget to press reply? fuck. happens all the time.
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
XD Heh. Well thanks anyway. ^__^
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:iconzrainingacid:
zRainingAcid Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very welcome :p
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tjentom Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
That really is some amazing blender! I'll go check it and octane out. Little scared though. I might like it (=loss of time). Thanks for the tips.

Beautiful illustration, beautiful sketches, beautiful locket, ... Well you get the idea. I'll go click 'watch' now. Bye!
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :) If you ever decide to test out Blender, give me a poke. I'd be happy to help you out.
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beccajny25x Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist
Love WOW! Faved.
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nati11184 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love these crystals *u*
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Sylgrace Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is one of my favorite pieces of yours. I love how you've done the photograph... it's really amazing xD
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JoryRFerrell Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Artist
Very impressive...please check your notes...I could use you on my videogame project... :)
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takayuihime Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry for spaming your work here, but you inspirated me on this: takayuihime.deviantart.com/art…
Thank you <3 I gave a credit to you. 
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I don't mind. :) I'm happy to know that I've inspired you. :boogie:
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takayuihime Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DEAR GOOOOD THIS IS AMAZING!
If you would know, how i adore these fantasy and mystical like styles!
This is table of my DREAMS. 
Thank you for such a wonderful work, you are a gorgeous artist! 
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D That makes me feel better. For a while, I thought most people didn't really seem to care much for this piece. It's nice to know it's appreciated. :boogie:
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takayuihime Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This work is too adorable to be ignored.
I can imagine how much time you are spending for your works. 
Thank you for pleasing my soul, your works are precious. 
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xDarkJJx Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Gotta love the colors and the detail
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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kofferwortgraphics Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
An excellent composition! At first quick glance, I even thought at least a few objects had been added ala collage; you're indeed perfecting your photo-realism skills!
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BJPentecost Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
^__^ Thanks. Kind of you to say. Not quite sure I'm there yet but I'm workin on it. :)
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scranian Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist
it looks like a hidden objects game lol 
the way you put the things on, I really wanted to play HAHAHA 
oh well, anyways, its beautiful :) really well made.
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. ^__^ Very kind of you to say. I appreciate it.
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mariana-a Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so detailed and beautiful :)
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. ^__^ I appreciate the complement.
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APersonalCharm Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Artist
The little icon in my inbox looked so real though O.o
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:) I'm aiming for complete photorealism. I'm not quite there yet but I hope to be soon. :boogie:
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APersonalCharm Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Artist
Well, you're well on your way! :)))
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Mikey-Spillers Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks incredible, excellent job!!!
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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Lady-Dracoleo101 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Damn you for being awesome.
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CatherineNodet Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Amazing work. I love it! ^^
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Absafraginlootly Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
This is amazing!
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. ^__^
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ShadowTiger18 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
At first glance, (with the smaller view) I thought it was real. It was the flower that caught my eye. Once again, Your work is amazing! You're attention to the smallest details is one of the things i love about your art. I still say you should design clothes and jewelry, they're always so beautiful
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :) I really appreciate it. I wasn't sure how this piece would go over. So far it seems like a big general "Myeh. That's nice." But it feels good to know at least a few people think I did good work here. X3 Thanks again. I really do appreciate the complement. :boogie:
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DreadKnight666 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats! Featured in
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:iconbjpentecost:
BJPentecost Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm honored. :) <3 Blender.
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Squadz2000 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student General Artist
can i get the blend-file...? Just kidding ;) very good work
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