I've loved art from the moment I could pick up a pencil when I would sketch and paint family pets or any animals in the fields that surrounded us in those days, but only got into the digital world of art well into my adulthood.
I have familiarised myself with Adobe Photoshop for about 15 years. I joined Renderosity in 2004, uploading my work in 2007. I like to be known as my chosen pseudonym JaneEden which is a play on my real name, and actually I always answer to Jane to my arty friends. I live in the UK, and joined Renderosity with a view of getting back to my beloved art and fantasy story telling, that I loved so in my youth.
I love photography also, being a very keen animal photographer, especially when I bred and showed dogs. My photography proved invaluable when I decided to explore digital painting using my photos as references to paint. So my art here on Renderosity revolves around my animal photography creating digital hand painting, mixed medium or photomanipulated images.
I now work in Adobe Photoshop CS4 extended, Poser 8 and Corel Painter 11.
I love painting using Wacom Intuos3 tablet and pen, it is so very useful especially after having experience of using my mouse for painting originally. Using the tablet allows me to create much finer work, and it is more like I used to do when I sketched as a child The beauty of it is that it reacts very well to pressure, so in one stroke I can make thicker or fainter lines as I wish.
I am a great believer in practice makes perfect, and try but try again if I want to achieve my goals in the artworld.
I love to create hand paintings, mixed medium or photomanipulations sometimes with a short story, or maybe a poem.
Nothing makes me happier than if other's enjoy my work. I want my art and writing that I enjoy so much, to appeal to all ages and to prove we all are young at heart, and it is ok to dream a little.
Everyone I know on Renderosity are very caring and supportive, and I enjoy browsing the galleries of all the many wonderful and talented artists here, which inspires and encourages me to improve my own work . I have made many good friends, it is a great place to lose yourself a while.
The dogs, cats and myself in the image above were photos taken on different occassions and manipulated into the finished image.
The whole composition was put together with the help of my Finepix S5000 for the photos, and then worked in PhotoShop 6.0 originally but the new photo of me was added last year with PhotoShop CS4.
My Deviantart gallery http://janeeden.deviantart.com/
My store http://www.yurdigital.com/catalog/content-developers/janeeden
includes 2D resources, i.e. backgrounds, hand painted animal png's etc.
My official facebook page here
my zazzle speciality store - www.zazzle.co.uk/janeedenart*
Please respect my artwork it is copyrighted - Thank you! ©2014 JaneEden