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Can't Shalla-Bal Surf Too? by virgosun

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Featured in Sci-Fi , 7/09/2010
Featured in Bryce & Beyond , 12/09/2010

Yeah, how come her boyfriend got the stellar surfboard and not her? Okay, I know that’s not how the story goes… but why not?

I started out to have a go at the Silver Surfer of Marvel Comics fame, but went off on a tangent and put his girlfriend on the board instead. Okay, as the story goes he was the one who was given the powers and the burdens, and she got to stay home – but in the end, he did confer some of that power on her so that she could regenerate the plant life of their devastated homeworld. Which is pretty cool in itself, and wouldn’t go astray on Earth either.

Due to her work restoring the planet, the people made her Empress. She decided that she couldn’t spare her boyfriend the time or attention any more due to her new responsibilities, and thus broke it off with him. So she ended up pretty darn powerful in her own right.

Please note that this image looks significantly darker when printed.!

So how does one surf in space? With a Poser model (V4) and surfboard exported to Bryce. Stellar effects added with The Gimp.

Speaking of stellar, it’s high time I gave a big bright salute to Sherri Nicholas , her abstracts are truly otherworldly and brim-full of love and light. Not just a wonderful artist, but a wonderful person as well.

And now, some musical accompaniment. Ace guitarist Joe Satriani got some inspiration from the Silver Surfer stories. Here’s a piece of his I love, called “Back to Shalla Bal”.

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  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...over 4 years ago

    This is so great as i said I love all you do my friend with love

  • This one was a lot of fun to make. Cheers Normajean, love and light :D

    – virgosun

  • jedidiah morley
    jedidiah morleyover 4 years ago

    her story puts me in mind of gaia

  • From the modern mythology to the old… are there ever any truly original stories? Cheers Jed, thanks for dropping by :D

    – virgosun

  • Desirée Glanville
    Desirée Glanvilleover 4 years ago


  • Hey Daisy, so glad you like this – Cheers! :D

    – virgosun

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 4 years ago

    Very Nicely Done!! . . .

  • Why thank you sir! Cheers :D

    – virgosun

  • shadowlee
    shadowleeover 4 years ago

    way to go……………she made a very wise choice… type of person and another creative, clever work……… it

  • The more I looked into her story, the more fascinating she became, far more interesting than her boyfriend, LOL! Cheers mate :D

    – virgosun

  • GolemAura
    GolemAuraover 4 years ago

    great job!!!

  • Hey there GA, thanks :D

    – virgosun

  • frankula
    frankulaover 4 years ago

    Wow! I love the directional movement in this. Reading the descriptive part,I think it is so appropriate that you used a female as they are the life givers.
    Regards with Applause

  • 3D models are generally very static and motionless, it’s one of the major criticisms of the genre, so you have to throw everything at them compositionally to get any sense of life… in space you can fall forever, it’s great, LOL! Cheers Frank, thank you :D

    – virgosun

  • BlueKnot
    BlueKnotover 4 years ago

    Great variation; loved the history recap.
    Excellent image and reflections.

  • Thanks, Dan! Yeah, I found out the hard way that a silver figure in black void doesn’t show up terribly well, LOL. Cheers :-))

    – virgosun

  • Carol and Mike Werner
    Carol and Mike...over 4 years ago

    Cool image, Virgosun . . . and yes, let’s hear it for the gals. Congrats on the scifi feature.

  • That you, Carol? Yup, it’s ladies’ day… cheers! :D

    – virgosun

  • fantasytripp
    fantasytrippover 4 years ago

    Excellent! The Silver Surfer has made it’s appearance. Well done! Love it and instant FAV!

  • Got to love the Surfer – glad you approve! Thanks :D

    – virgosun

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