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Dead But Rising by Princess-Anakin

This is an incredibly poetic and inspiring image! The blend of contrasting styles is simply stunning. There is a lot to be said for com...

Flesh by Princess-Anakin

There's a lot to be said for the combined impact of graphics and word - however, it's not the most popular form of art; probably becaus...

DAZ Studio freebies: links and WIP list

Render kits

WIP - raytracer kit for DAZ Studio + 3Delight (scripted rendering, fast GI, physically plausible shading...)

- polishing the code and writing doooocumentation


RELEASE - Subsurface scattering in 3Delight for the UberSurface shader family: the Mk85 treatise

FREE Subsurface Scattering tutorial (ShareCG) by mustakettu85
RELEASE - Alternative Image-Based Lighting for DS: 3Delight's Envlight2 shader into Shader Builder

Shader Builder tutorial for DAZ Studio (ShareCG) by mustakettu85

Light sets

RELEASE - Mk85 Fantasy Lights for DS4.5+

FREE Mk85 Fantasy Lights for DS4.5+ (ShareCG link) by mustakettu85
-… ; beta-testing courtesy of the wonderful TheMystEra!


FREE Portrait Add-On for Fantasy Lights (ShareCG) by mustakettu85


WIP - Mk85 Fantasy Metals and Jewels

- postponed till my custom shaders are released (see "Render kits")

for :iconthemystera:

WIP - Nietzschean spikes for Andromeda fanart: having another tech idea that needs testing
inspired by :icongothylox:

WIP - Alternative fashion male pants: decided to start again with the mesh now that I have gotten a better grasp of Silo

...and everything else

For random smaller free stuff, you are welcome to browse through my ShareCG gallery:…

3D modeling projects: status updates

Currently working on:

for :iconnecro-instinct:

Hexen fanart: part II starting from scratch because it won't be Carrara anymore
Mk85 altTES fanart

- Altmeri architecture: on hold right now


just call me Kettu
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
WARNING: Gnostic Christian / existentialist / Otherkin / genderfree / anarchist / feminist / polyamorous asexual panromantic / and very serious about it all, thank you

In Finnish, "Mustakettu" means "a silver fox with black fur" (that's right); the number is production date. Nope, I'm not Finnish, but my grandmother was.

You can't technically call me an "artist" because I don't have any formal training in anything art-related (unless literary analysis counts... or mathematical analysis... or structural analysis...). Yet, I always strive to do my best.

I am truly sorry if my work offends you for whatever reason, be it one of aesthetics, religion or world politics. Or one of mismatched sense of irony. No, really.

I dabble in traditional art, but I specialise in 3D rendering. I do some modeling and texturing of my own; however, my forte is lighting and material set up, so I generally use content provided by other artists (hey folks, you're awesome).

I render almost exclusively in 3Delight, a totally amazing and in many ways groundbreaking Renderman-compliant renderer with a generous free licence; I prefer to write my own shaders because it's a lot of fun.

From time to time, I put out freebies to be used with DAZ Studio, a lovely "hobbyist" program with great potential.

If you find a "pinup" image in my gallery, check again. Your brain is fooling you.

fav-ninja by CookiemagiK
My Younger Self Stamp by invader-zim-14Talk is Cheap by TheBloodskins
Love Stamp by Kezzi-RoseIt has no opinion on the matter. by Rebi-Valeska
Fantasy is my Reality stamp by purgatoriSo Many Books by LaPurr
Heretic Love Stamp by MarcoLoverOldschool TES fan - TES:Arena by mustakettu85Oldschool TES fan - TESII:Daggerfall by mustakettu85
Haven stamp by fantasy-rainbowAndromeda stamp by mustakettu85Star Wars stamp by HappyStampThe Doctor by BlueRavenAngel
Haloo Helsinki! - Stamp by ViherkiviJadeDoro stamp by lapis-lazuriBlind Guardian Stamp by HorsesnhurricanesLyriel stamp by Oh-DesireTestament stamp by lapis-lazuri

Feel free to visit my blog, where I post 3D tips, random musings, test renders and just about anything else that comes to my mind!

deviant questionnaire

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 10, 2015, 2:15 PM

1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?

Since the spring of 2011. Not that long.

2. What does your username mean?

*sighs* Silver fox. But "silver" not as in colour, but as in "breed". It's the English name for that sort of foxes. In Finnish, the literal meaning is "black fox". In Russian, these same foxes are called "black-browns". Why brown... they aren't brown at all. But that's languages for ya.

And of course I was born in 1985. I love the colour combination of 85. Yes numbers have colours. Synaesthetic much.

3. Describe yourself in three words.

Clumsy, misunderstood, intense.

4. Are you left or right handed?

Right- for fine motor skills. Left- for general movement like throwing, fighting etc.

5. What was your first deviation?

Kokeile mua by mustakettu85
Obviously it wasn't the first render I'd ever done. I'd been at it since 2008.

6. What is your favourite type of art to create?

Works that can actually be qualified as "art": that is, they display above-average skill and carry a message. Whether I have ever managed to succeed at this... now it's up to the viewer. I tried my best, that's all.

If we're talking about media... I like traditional art (it has that sensuous aspect) and 3D (it's like photography, where you can use things that others made and get inspired by that, but unlike during a photo shoot, I'm in complete control of everything in the scene, including laws of physics). I'm experimenting with digital painting now that I have a tablet, and it's interesting, too (but I'm too new to it to truly enjoy it - I have only digitally painted utility maps for 3D before, and that's very different).

If we're talking about concepts... I am a storyteller at heart, not an artist. I do landscapes and an occasional still life for practice (trad art mostly), but I'm most interested in characters. Meaningful characters, personalities, and not just pretty faces. When I'm in the "serious" mode, I always try to make an image tell a story. // some may manage this with landscapes and still lives, but that's simply not me //

7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?

Photorealistic traditional.

8. What was your first favourite?

Burton's Bridge by SmoothDancer
Apparently this, if the "all" view of the favourites doesn't glitch. It's by my Latvian pal, who seems to have abandoned dA while I have abandoned other websites where we used to hang out.

9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?

Well-done. It doesn't always mean "photorealistic" - there are thousands out there who paint/draw breathtaking photorealistic copies off celebrity photos and a load of those who render rather lifelike "pinups" or "radiosity kitchens" in 3D. Do I care? Nope. Even though I will admire the skills.
// I will sometimes favourite a cute copy of a celebrity photo, and not necessarily "photorealistic", but only if I'm a fan of said celebrity and there is at least some degree of creative interpretation involved //

Same as what I strive to create, what I prefer to look at (and I _will_ look at my faves from time to time!!) should have meaning and good execution. Which is mostly colours and composition.

Yes I do favourite "abstract" pieces, too. But these are those that I feel to be telling stories, if surreal and psychedelic ones. Not purely decorative bits and pieces.

10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?

Just one? Pff. I could list everyone I watch and give a lengthy list of reasons why. I could also list others whom I don't watch personally but who regularly post to groups I belong to, and whose work finds its way to my faves often - and give more reasons why.

But those reasons will in general boil down to the answer to Q9 above.

I'm not the sort to have "one all-time top fave" in anything.

11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?

I wouldn't mind hanging around with anyone with whom we've had friendly discussions here.

12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?

The real reason I'm actually here and not elsewhere is my close friend Nikki ( MadDogNikki & Lil-Lith ). I found out about the website through her. She passed away in 2007, long before I felt my stuff was good enough to be posted here, but you have no idea of the extent she's still important to me.

There is another person here who's very special in my life, but it was me who talked her into joining.

13. What are your preferred tools to create art?

I love Derwent coloured pencils - Drawing, Inktense and Pastel in particular. I haven't yet done much stuff with them, especially stuff worth posting, but they are amazing. I have that 36 colour pack of Kores pencils that are kinda for kids, but I use them a lot (maybe it's their triangular shape??). Most of my trad works posted here that are done in pencils were done with them. I use gouache watercolours - used to be all kids' stuff, now I have a handful of "professional" shades (locally made hence not that expensive): warm and cool tones of yellow, red and blue that I mix other colours from, and separate earth tones. And heavy paper, of the rough enough sort. These are what I'm best with, so it's what I enjoy using the most.

As for 3D, DAZ Studio, for all its quirks, is a damn neat scene setup kinda program. I find it the easiest to navigate around in. And of course, it's the only free program out there with considerable 3Delight support (the Blender exporter is ages old) - which is quite convoluted when it comes to customising it, but once you get the hang of it, it's good. At least, caustics seem to be easier to set up than in Maya =D
3Delight is the renderer that I discovered because of DS, and when I found out it's a pro grade production renderer used in feature films, I set out to learn how to use it properly; the developers are very friendly and unbelievably innovative! So 3Delight is the heart of my 3D output.
I model in a weird way, passing OBJ files between Silo and Hexagon (both have tools I find super handy that the other one doesn't have).
For image manipulation, my go-to raster editor is Paint.NET with a ton of plugins. My favourite vector-based program is Xara Designer - I use the "Photo and Graphic" edition and have recently upgraded to version 11. It's one of these programs that just keeps getting better and better with every update! However, the open-source Inkscape editor has some features that Xara does not, so I use both.
I also adore the Allegorithmic software line - I have had the free MapZone for years, and a while ago I got the whole Substance line. I can't say I have truly mastered any (including MapZone, haha), but they're a lot of fun and very useful.
But Substance Painter isn't the best tool for working with DAZ/Poser sort of meshes, so I also have Blacksmith3D which was specifically designed to handle these. I don't have as much time as I'd like to really practice with it, but for the limited tasks I have needed (roughness maps etc), it's great. Although the interface in the version I have is damn clunky... but hey. Whatever.

14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?

Place?? As in, where I sit, or what? It's always the same room, or very rarely, my office. Somewhere with the least probability of being disturbed. Where meaningful ideas come from? Well, hard to pinpoint. Some are "responses" to things around me ("fiction" and "real life" alike), some come from dreams and similar visions (what? I'm Otherkin _and_ Gnostic; I believe in all sorts of mystical WTH), some are born out of music I hear. Most always, a mix of it all.

15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?

Meaningful comments and faves from users I admire.



Counting the Witcher fans among my watchers now... 

1 deviant said Fan; books AND games
No deviants said Witchers are unnatural abominations!
No deviants said Have heard a lot about them, but not a fan
No deviants said Fan; games only
No deviants said Fan; books only
No deviants said Fan; games AND books
No deviants said Half-fan; only specific games and/or books
No deviants said Fan of other works of pan Sapek
No deviants said Fangirl: Geralt is so cute
No deviants said Fanboy: Triss/Yen/Ciri FTW


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EdiePhoenix Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the :+fav:
Elfvenartist Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fav on 'Maker of Colored Smoke'
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Thanks for the :+fav:!
Kachinadoll Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave! :) (Smile)
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Elfvenartist Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fav on 'Tears hidden in tall grass'
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Thanx for the fav :hug:
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Thanks for the fav!
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sith-kitten Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Psst... Radium Test 1 by sith-kitten
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Thanks for the fav!!! :happybounce: 
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deskridge Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:!
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Thanks for the fav!
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AstuceMan Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for faving
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Dernwen Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Thanks a lot for the fav :happy: 
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Lord-Crios Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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SiwySzczur Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015
Nice gallery:)
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GlamourousGlue Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015   Traditional Artist
thank you very much for the fave on my Haven chibis!
Might you also be interested in this piece?… :awesome: 
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Porsimo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the favs! :)
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Rhian-Skyblade Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year :heart: Hug 
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Rafellin Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
Thanks for picking up Gallant RPG. I hope it's useful to you.
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Limnery Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart:s for the :+fav:s!
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MerlinsArtwork Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much for the :+fav: for my The Merchants House scene :D
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