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"Guardian"

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This is the second of a two render series that I started when we returned from our Blissful week in Maui.

While there I learned about the concept of makai and mauka. Makai means "towards the ocean" and mauka means "toward the mountains" and the words are used to tell folks which side of the road something is on. I could do a whole year of Hawaiian themed renders but the first two I wanted to attempt were a representation of the Makai/Mauka dichotomy.

The first image, "Mauka", looked towards the mountains and now this scene looks toward the ocean. I chose not to use palm trees here, but rather tried to represent the "Monkey Pod" trees which are non-indigenous but beautiful.

All in all I am pretty much in love with Hawaii. I will return to the subject later :-)

Dedicated to my lovely wife Jessica on her birthday!!

If you've enjoyed my work these past 20 odd years much of the credit goes to her.

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Tom
"Nice work Ryan..."
Great job on the flowers. Overall, nice and peaceful looking.

Wed March 13, 2019 at 5:34 pm

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"Richard H."
@Ryan: (a) I really love this one. Beautiful. (b) the triple-screen 5K render is currently AWOL, which I imagine is an oversight. Could you add it, please? Thanks.

Wed February 27, 2019 at 8:19 am

eyal
"multi screen versions"
Thanks for the wonderful MultiScreen render!

Thu February 21, 2019 at 2:25 am

Chris
"Moving..."
There is something tangible in your work. I don't do drugs but when I open works like this, I feel a sense of calm that I imagine is what addicts feel when they get their fix.

Wed February 13, 2019 at 5:23 am

Susan
"You are on a roll"
The wave action is so realistic

Tue February 12, 2019 at 9:47 pm

Laura
"BEST!"
Fwiw, I am totally on board for "a whole year of Hawaiian themed renders." These two have gone right to the top of my newest favorites list. Beautiful! Happy birthday to J.

Mon February 4, 2019 at 9:29 am

Ozaawaagosh
"Love This"
Simply beautiful, Thank you, Ryan.

Mon February 4, 2019 at 6:33 am

Brian
"Mahalo"
Beautiful work. Thank you

Sun February 3, 2019 at 9:50 pm

lilylavender
"Love It!"
Beautiful and peaceful!

Thank you, Ryan, for another lovey view!

Sun February 3, 2019 at 9:46 pm

ChrisW
"Life's a beach"
This is probably as close as I'll ever get to any beach on Hawaii. But, I'll take it anyway.



Besides, a lot of people in the Chicago area could use this kind of break in the cold, even if it's only on a computer screen. I know I could, and I'm in Oklahoma!

Sat February 2, 2019 at 6:55 pm

Nemo1024
"Beautiful and serene"
Got to love the pastel tones and the serene atmosphere of this work. Best wishes to your wife - she must me your muse!

Sat February 2, 2019 at 1:10 pm

Jenanne
"Makai"
Beautiful! Great render, Ryan!

Sat February 2, 2019 at 11:37 am

eyal
"@Ryan"
Oops.. was on Hebrew there... :-P

Sat February 2, 2019 at 10:32 am

eyal
"@Rטשמ"
The Patience is strong with this one... ;-)



Highly appreciated, Ryan!

Sat February 2, 2019 at 10:31 am

Ryan
"@Eyal"
I will see what I can do. It will take a while though!

Sat February 2, 2019 at 8:12 am

eyal
"regarding multiscreens"
Hey Ryan,



Will you please be making multi-screens for all renders I've mentioned? (Greenmire, Dapplewood (Winter), Stasis, Biome, Cyber Blossom, Mauka, Breath of Spring, Terra Mechanica and Makai)?

Sat February 2, 2019 at 1:20 am

Rodewaryer
"Dreamland"
I find this to be a piece that looks like there was inspiration behind it. I knocked your last piece on the way the water was rendered. This one however...you hit a homer with this one Ryan.

Sat February 2, 2019 at 1:03 am

Deanna
"oops"
sorry about the dupe review!

Fri February 1, 2019 at 1:04 pm

Deanna
"Calming and Beautiful"
This one demands up close examining. The more I stare at it, the more I love about it, especially the translucence of the waves. <3 Wow. I also love your back stories on all your renderings.



Happy birthday, Jessica!

Fri February 1, 2019 at 1:03 pm

Deanna
"Calming and Beautiful"
This one demands up close examining. The more I stare at it, the more I love about it, especially the translucence of the waves. <3 Wow.



Happy birthday, Jessica!

Fri February 1, 2019 at 1:02 pm

Deanna
"Calming and Beautiful"
This one demands up close examining. The more I stare at it, the more I love about it, especially the translucence of the waves. <3 Wow.



Happy birthday, Jessica!

Fri February 1, 2019 at 1:02 pm

Littlemom
"Want to like more"
I really want to like this scene more than I do, as I absolutely love the ocean. And I think your ocean looks great! The trees however look way off to me, they seem way to one dimensional for my taste.

Fri February 1, 2019 at 11:19 am

Mark A.
"blissful scene"
"This is the second of a two render series that I started when we returned from our Blissful week in Maui."



...BLISS-ful week... I see what you did there. :-)

Fri February 1, 2019 at 10:42 am

Ryan
"@Ramme"
I hear you. I will be clearing my slate soon. Sorry about that. I just don't have enough computers to keep up...

Fri February 1, 2019 at 9:56 am

Ramme
"Multiscreen"
I know, old issue. But I am only interested in Multiscreen renders (2x 2k at the moment)

Fri February 1, 2019 at 9:54 am

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