Larger on white. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .This is my new year's greeting for you boys & girls, men & women and all those that don't fit into these categories :).Best wishes for 2009 and may your 2009 Rock as never before~!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Post-processing info:some digital matte painting, 3D modeling, texturing, lighting and rendering of the rocky 2009. Final touch-ups in good ole Photoshop.The hi-res - A4 size - 2009 rocks took about eight hours to render -at night time while sleeping :) The 2009 type was made in Illustrator, beveled and extruded in 3ds Max. The composite consist of matte painted background objects with different custom brushes. Some external images were used to complete the composition I had in mind for some time. Post-processing altogether took me about two hours to complete. The usual pp tricks were used to enhance overall contrast, sharpening and color enhancements.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A special thanks goes out to the following blogs & websites for featuring this piece:Layers Magazine - 2009: Challenge Yourself.www.weirdresources.com - 22 Most Striking New Year Wallpapers for you Desktop!thefinance.sg - What & Where to Invest in 2009.thefinance.sg - What Are The Prospects of A 2009 Recovery?.Presidia Creative - Daily Image Inspiration #4.Design Shard - Design Shards Flickr group Showcase.La Gazzetta di Alessandro Ascionewww.dejurka.ru/inspiration/creative-flickr-illustrations-3/el blog mas original - Feliz año 2009!PSD Vault - PSD Vault - Creativity Fine-Tuning: Best of PSD Vault Flickr GroupDesignm.ag - 30 Examples of Inspirational Typography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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