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A lot of folks have been asking me if I could create a new St.
Patrick's Day wallpaer, and I thought it would be fun to do a
night version of my "Cloverscape" sort of in the same mode as my
"Pandora" version of
I've zoomed in quite a bit on the four-leaf clover from the
original scene and gotten a bit fanciful with the lightning. A
lot of people never noticed the four-leaf clover in the 2010
version so perhaps this will help point the way.
Hope you enjoy it!! The title, by the way, is borrowed from
my 2001 Lightwave render
but you'll probably agree that the two images are quite
I still have this up in mid-April! I see a leprechaun below the stem. Anyone else? The stem becomes the nose, mouth below that, eye and cheek with bright and dark shading. Ryan, if you see this too, was it on purpose or is it a random, awesome occurrence?
Thu March 21, 2013 at 6:18 pm
I love all your holiday arts. I set them to cycle in the month or season that applies. As always, love the work!
Tue March 12, 2013 at 5:49 pm
I, too, like the original render much better. Could you put the first version into the pickle jar? I'd like to use the single screen renders in their original sharper focus (or at least the ones that fit my monitors). Thanks, as always, for your terrific work! :)
Tue March 12, 2013 at 3:54 pm
Yup, I agree that the sharper multiscreen looks much better than the single screen version. It's quite nice.
Tue March 12, 2013 at 11:33 am
You might find the new multiscreen render more to your liking. I am in the process of rendering a final hi-res version on Asfaloth that will replace this one.
I replaced it because the original had some really bad artifacting that was showing up on brighter monitors. For the new version I replaced the built in Vue "glow" with my own post-processing in Photoshop. Vue's glow was taking forever to process at print resolution (it is a single-threaded process) so I canceled it out and did my own.
Now that I am working on a new project on Bucephalus I can let the proper render finish on my laptop in a day or two.
Tue March 12, 2013 at 4:23 am
Just thought I'd chime this in... I prefer the first version. The newer one is way to blurry and saturated for my liking, and my eyes have trouble focusing on it. On the original, the clover is pin-sharp.
Nice work again Ryan.
Tue March 12, 2013 at 1:05 am
As an irish expat, I needed a subtle way to celebrate St. Paddies at work (Wearing all green clothes and a button saying "Kiss me, I'm Irish" just seems too much). This fits the bill perfectly. Thanks for an excellent desktop background :)
Sun March 10, 2013 at 8:02 pm
That would make an awesome T-shirt. It would blend nicely onto a black or dark green background. Very festive!
Sat March 9, 2013 at 8:34 pm
Just so you understand Laddy, a shamrock only has 3 leaves. A four leaf clover might be lucky, but it's not IRISH
"Way too much glow"
Sat March 9, 2013 at 8:15 pm
In the Center.
Sat March 9, 2013 at 7:51 pm
First, thank you, it's a beautify wallpaper. I want to give it a ten, but this just isn't St. Patrick's Day to someone who really is Irish. The three leaf clover is the symbol St. Patrick used to represent the Trinity. I would love to see a Pickle Jar version with three leaves. That said, this is my desktop background right now. No higher compliment than that.
Sat March 9, 2013 at 2:52 pm
Really really good. I love the "paint style" effect on it.
Sat March 9, 2013 at 2:14 pm
I love the simplicity and mood of this one. I have nothing at all to complain about. Good work!
Sat March 9, 2013 at 9:54 am
@Ryan, I would say a hot pink color would be a good pickle jar color. I also think a neon purple would be good.
Sat March 9, 2013 at 9:36 am
Simple and beautiful
Sat March 9, 2013 at 9:04 am
It's beautiful; I agree with the other posters, except that -- IMO -- the glow in the middle of the shamrock is a little too bright.
I do love this, though, and it'll be on the monitor for the day that I always consider the Day Before My Birthday.
Thanks, Ryan; my Desktop would be a colorless and boring place without you and your talent!
Sat March 9, 2013 at 6:46 am
I particularly like the way the glow illuminates the area just around the clover. This'll be replacing my default of Gotham Garden on my Nexus 7 for a bit. It's terrific
Sat March 9, 2013 at 6:30 am
Nice one! I like especially that the foreground is distorted and/or blurred.
On to your question: Well, I'd like to see any and all colour combinations you can come up with ...! That is also true for Geomancy's pickle jar, btw ...
Sat March 9, 2013 at 6:18 am
Thanks! To be honest, I wasn't planning on posting any different colors of this one. What different options would you like to see?
Sat March 9, 2013 at 1:22 am
This is an elegant and attractive wallpaper. But since I was told once too often that there is no such thing as a stupid question, were you planning to offer pickle jar versions in other colors?