The Old Cowpoke
Copyright Lyne's Creations February 2016 ~ All Rights Reserved
The Old Cowpoke
The tired old cowpoke squats by the fire at dusk,
He offers an apple to his loyal horse, Gus.
As the temperature drops, the fire stays off the cold,
And the old cowpoke dreams of times before he got old.
|"Cowpoke Dusk" using Dusk's "aging"
morphs to go with
Aleric for Dusk (HiveWire)
Dusk's cowboy hat sits on Traveler's Props Club rock, along with his
I used the 3Dream & Mary's Akaste hair and blended black/brown and silver
hair to get a graying look (I hope it works!) (Rendo)
I also am very proud of how I CLOSED the
cowboy denim jacket front in post! I mean after all it's a
chilly night! :) I also used the HiveWire "Falling for Dawn" sweater for
a turtle neck under the jacket. HiveWire's Skinny jeans, and universal
boots for Dusk. (The cowboy denim jacket is a texture set by CWRW for the
HiveWire Bomber Jacket.)
The apple is by Traveler from the days of the Props Club! (I believe the
campfire was also by Traveler... I added more flames with eye candy 4K)
I dial-morphed the ever useful "handbag" and with postwork created the
saddlebags laying on the ground. I believe I got "The Bag" from DAZ a LONG
time ago- it's prop says: the3dwizard:Clothing Props:handbag_1.obj. The
saddlebags have parrotdolphin's Dark Materials- Leather applied to the
body of the bag.
Also, I'm proud of the bedroll (sitting behind
the new western saddle on the HiveWire horse) that I created in Poser
with the high rez ball and the morph tool... it's got Fabi's blanket
texture with displacement turned off applied, and I did post work with
bits of the bridle rein to 'tie' the bedroll to the saddle... oh and the
horse is reaching for an apple to show off this AMAZING true western
bridle's BIT. I love how these reins allow for individual posing!!
I used my (Freebie/Freestuff) photoshop cast shadow action for each
Background: A composite of many parts/layers... Night sky photo by my
good friend: George Gregory,
with part of one of the "Lonely Trees" by -Melkor- (no longer sold at
Rendo- too bad, it's a very useful set!) I cut the tree and ground out,
so I could replace the daytime sky with the real life photo of a night
sky... the daytime tree and "mid ground" of Melkor's was desaturated and
darkened to blend in. I layered over it's reflective river with some of
the new sky too!
Then I used Flink's Ultimate Ground, (Rendo) with HiveWire - LisaB's
ground cover! I used 2 duplicate layers of this ground, darkened one
down for night, then selectively erased the darker top layer to create the
"fire-lit" ground area! I added some of LisaB's and Flink's grass and
some leaves to populate the ground area.
Lastly but NOT LEAST, to make it all come alive I added Ken Gilliland's
new Moth from Volume 2 - this one is called Delicate Beauty. Plus
Ken's amazing Great Horned Owl is swooping past! (HiveWire for both moth
This was quite a long involved project... I think it would have been
faster and easier with Vue...which I'm leaning more and more toward buying
(if the only version sold is not "still in beta" as the "new" versions
tend to be... if that's the case, I'll wait a year! LOL!)
Poser Pro 2014 & Photoshop