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Misbegotten by realitysquared Misbegotten by realitysquared
This was sort of a quick little project here, something to keep me occupied until I had the time to work on something totally new and different.

Basically I worked with some old resource files which I originally created for my work Black Rites…

The original skull was a default from Poser with a couple of custom made horns which I custom textured and rendered using Bryce 4. There were actually three different renders each with a different texture which I merged together during post production.

Using Photoshop 7 I flipped the render and placed them side by side as you see then I began the process of merging the two skulls and fusing them into a single entity.

Most of the detailing was done using a single pixel brush, occasionally a 3 pixel brush although the brush size never went above 9 pixels.

Many of the imperfections in the render were airbrushed out, and in the process I completely recreated the eye sockets, sinus cavity and the teeth. For the record each skull was airbrushed and treated seperately so each one will have unique details.

The full size work is 2044 pixels by 3291 pixels at 150dpi

Full Resolution details can be seen here;…
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ChopperJ Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
This is one of the most amazing digital paintings I've ever seen! It's so detailed!
LinkinDude28 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
andanar Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautifully organic; close enough to reality to be believable, far enough away to be slightly surreal. I love it.
sidetracked Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
MaskedVengeance Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
Awesome design, textures, etc. etc. blah blah.

Basically, it looks great. :)
realitysquared Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
MaskedVengeance Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007
You're welcome. :)
ittoryu24 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
i like the textures
Lady-Twiglet Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Professional Photographer
:wow: actual art? how do you find the time? :lol:

excellent stuff, creepy, detailed and perfect for the time of year ;)
realitysquared Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
"Barely" described how I find the time =p

A few years ago this would have taken a week instead of the three months it did.
tiganesc Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Professional
excellente, i almost thought this was a photo!
ManeaEve Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
a perfect piece for the upcoming Holiday:XD:hmmm*thinks*not quite sure about the title though, oh well, but the fact that these two skulls are actually attatched to eachother is interesting:thumbsup:I have to admit they look almost too real:omg:very scary:faint:s
:+fav:sorry I can't say much of anything else.
phlezk Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
very nice
Riku-Lover29 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007   Filmographer
bleedsopretty Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
realitysquared Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I figured you'd like it =p
electricjonny Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Really nice looking :D

Although the color on the horns looks a bit out of place :bucktooth:
BlakkReign Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
excellent work! looks like ceramic in my eyes
Kip0130 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
verynice work :)
projectvxn Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
The brightness makes it that much more ghostly.
The carving in the foreheads of the skulls,
interesting classic horror movie effect.
The bone structure is pretty well detailed.
damphyr Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
Very nice work--those teeth especially look really really wicked! :o
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