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Jazz by c4d-Jack

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I had the idea for this scene last sunday morning, when I had breakfast with toast and coffee. I was listening to Miles Davis' great album "Milestones", so I can say that he somehow inspired me to this image. No idea if Davis smoked cigar (in fact, I think he rather took heroine), but I wanted a cigar on the picture.

Modelling, Shading, Lighting and Rendering were done in Cinema4D R9. Postwork in -what else?- Photoshop.
No HDR image was used, the bright reflections come from simple illuminating planes.
Rendering the whole image took about 13.5 hours on my AMD 2500+ 512MB DDR. I guess, radiosity and diffuse reflections made it render so slowly.

Thank you for looking at this, I appreciate any comments or critics ;-)
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Daily Deviation

Given 2005-09-02
I love the way Jazz by ~c4d-Jack makes you feel like you are sitting there, next to a great Jazz musician. The lighting is perfect and the details abundant. It all feels so real to me. ( Suggested by HeatherRivera and Featured by bluespeed9 )
herc0730 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Student Artist
simple yet great
Juno-Janus Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
Featured by Juno [link]
cuddabrown Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
borloza Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
your work has been featured here:
thank you!
borloza Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
your work has been featured here:
thank you
domnotte Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
how pretty!
gavron01 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
brendiita Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
That's a wonderfull photo!!!!!!!
rolion Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
great work

I love jazz

n' this pic makeme feel it


blessah!! n' peace

Mparker2501 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I almost feel like Miles is about to come back and play for us. Great job!
87139-93178 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2007
Ooooh, I love it! So's just perfect, methinks.

BerkDuygunArts Featured By Owner May 19, 2007  Professional Photographer
awsome job!
i cant do any critics for this job its almost perfect
DVeditor Featured By Owner May 4, 2007  Professional General Artist
Very nice work! I really love the lighting, depth of field, and simulated grain in this. Keep it up!
waikar3d Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
nice composition
oriontrail Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007   Photographer
nice photo, nice HDR...Miles Davis you say...yeah, this jazz type is the best for me. And in Friday my friends and I went to jazz concert...which are so rare in east Croatia. It was Dusko Goykovich quartet in Osijek. Goykovich's teacher was Miles Davis!
Nice photo...:)
pedschgo Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2007
there is a great atmosphere in this pic! nice
FL3DGL1NG Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007
That's so realistic. The DD must have been greatly appreciated.
maplekokob Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006
Some of the best music...great picture.
TheChevver Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006   Photographer
wonderfully done!!
Datasmurf Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006
Now THAT's a nice picture!

frankie001 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006
wow that is beautiful. Miles would be proud.
c4d-Jack Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2006  Professional Artist
Hehe, I hope so :)
Thanks for your comment!
YellowPhoenix Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2006
ooh, I remember this being a daily deviation! I love anything music related, but this is a phenominal work. Beautiful job, especially on the spiralling smoke. I really admire anyone who can really pull off a digital scene like this, so hats off. Amazing!

Thanks for the favourite :-)
Fadrian Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006
This is just Magnificient.
The shadowing and the lights are PERFECT.
I love it!!

BTW - Miles Davis's music indeed has a good inspiration ;)
jorgehpz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
very realistic!
c4d-Jack Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2005  Professional Artist
Wow, I've just been reading all these nice comments again :)
Thank you all for your nice feedback and the Daily Deviaton. I wouldn't have thought of it to be such a highlight in my gallery and it's great that you like it!

Unfortunately(?) I have very little time to do such personal work, 'cause I am too busy in my job and with making animations for children's TV.

Best regards,
icarus-ica Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2005
what a great scene !
great lighting and the mood is transported perfectly !
wonderful work ! :thumbsup:
flyglue Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2005
I am so sorry I have no critique for you because this is breath-taking. You modelled it very well and the lighting is great. The grain: beautiful, and "Jazz" is the perfect title. (I love the cigar even if Miles doesn't smoke (I think.. he did), because the smokiness is a symbol of jazz.)
c4d-Jack Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2005  Professional Artist
Wow, what a sudden load of comments ;-)
Thank you all for the beautiful feedback!!
Betelgeux Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
smooth like silky milky satin. 8-)

some of the parts on the trumpet seem to be missing.... ._.

but the peice as a whole is so well done that it doesn't really matter.

beautiful work! =)
madness13 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
just kidding, it's not a photograph!

it's amazing nonetheless
madness13 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
i love the feeling this photograph creates
anon-irisX Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
Hey this is really really well done man -- and I think that grain in the background adds more of a 50s-60s jazz kind of a feel to it.

But like myself, you obviously strive off critique, so here's a small bit of some: the text 2005 by Jack's Secret Stash may just be a tad too large. With this sort of text it's always meant to be small, but maybe if it was a bit smaller and moved more up towards "Jazz", it would look great. :thumbsup: Just a friendly suggestion. :)
danightmissymj Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
i love the colour and tone of this work of urs
:gallery: :deviation:
Zoraic Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005   Writer
Just perfect...
Phiso Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
The only thing I can think of to (maybe) make this better is adding a hat. Otherwise, it's great as is.
chrisbouchard Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful, and amazingly realistic! When I look at the cigar smoke, I can see a figure. Was this intended, or do I have an overactive imagination? Kinda looks like he's got his arms raised in a "I dunno" sort of way, and a big grin on his face.

Again, great piece! :+fav:, definately.
Huskadoo Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
I love jazz... i would die without it!

dualTRX Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005   Filmographer
this is just perfect... awesome...i like this so mutch... this is an instant :+fav:
bonekhan123 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
I love it! And I love Milestones too!
gavinmacrae Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
that picture is amazing! great work man! One day I want to learn to take crisp shots like that... I just put this pic on devart... what do you think I could try in the future to make it... stand out? aka techniques

thanks !! awesome stuff btw dude

squeet-chan Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
beautifull looks like a scenne from smoke ...(my story... dont look for it :P) only it would be a sax.... but a sax wouldnt fit on the table. eh... :+fav:
Metiu Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
absolutely gorgeous....:clap:
LST-IDNTY Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
Bloody hell... I thought it was a photograph!!! :+fav:
flat1ine Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
me too - until i looked REALLY closely at the trumpet ... helluva thing ...
[miles davis smoked cigarettes now and then if my memory serves me correctly ...]
LST-IDNTY Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
Awesome... hate using that word, but it is.
theboe Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
Amazing! :heart: I love everything about it; the mirroring surfaces, the smoke, the trumpet, the notesheet, the colours...Simply Amazing! :clap:
Tenbimza Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
i love that miles album and this photo, great job.
sisky Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005   Photographer
wonderfully done. being a musician myself i give hats off to you. hehe i just cant imagine smoking is good for the trumpet :P
flat1ine Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005
smoke's much worse for wind instruments with reeds - clarinets really suffer ... trumpets, no so much. guitars just get better ;)
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