January 2011 Vendor of the Month - Danie

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Congratulations to Danie for being Renderosity's Vendor of the Month for January!

Who is 'Danie'?

I was born and raised in Berlin, Germany and I still live in this great City with my husband and my two boys (13 and 6 years old). I love music, good movies, nature and art. When I'm not working on new products, I enjoy spending time with my kids and family.

Have you had any traditional art experience or training?

I've always been interested in art and loved to draw and paint since I was in school. Fifteen years ago I found a new medium to create digital art and was hooked ever since. This is DM Productions 10 year anniversary, and during these years I've learned a lot and most of my skills are self taught.

What are you currently working on?

We have several ongoing projects, so all I can really say is stay tuned. :)

What software is currently in your digital toolset and why?

There are too many to name them all, but mainly Poser, Photoshop and CINEMA 4D.

Are there perhaps any tips or tricks you have found in your own work that might be of help to others learning the software you use?

The most important one, by far, is to "learn by doing." Don't be afraid to make mistakes, because that is how we learn, and then perfect our work over time.

Where do you find inspiration for your products, and do you have any particular favorite among the products you've created?

Inspiration is all around us in real life, movies, games, music, people ... and a special source of this for me is my partner marforno. All of DM Products are my favorites, since I know how much work and care went into creating them, but if I had to pick some, it would be "Land of Sorrow," "Chronicles," "Lost Land," "Phantasy Mood," and "Elven Rock." Some of the older favorites are "Marlene's Lair," "Rituals," and our "Time Prisoners" series. Oh and all the pose collections of course. :)

Have you ever created product in response to customer feedback?

We always welcome ideas from customers and take improvement suggestions very seriously. Our creative process is one of natural progression that usually develops from one small idea and then grows and takes on a life of it's own during the course of the project.

Do you have any advice for aspiring Digital Content Developers?

Be original, don't copy someone else's concepts and don't take shortcuts. Pay attention to details, to the quality of your work and add your own unique style.

How has this online Community (Renderosity) enhanced your work, relationships, and learning?

Renderosity is full of wonderful and talented people who have given me many years of inspiration and support, and I've met many nice and interesting artists from all around the world, some of which have become great friends.

Do you have any final words or advice for other digital artists?

Once again a big thank you goes to all our customers for their continued support, all their kind feedbacks and the wonderful artwork they do with DM products. You are amazing, and the fuel that keeps us going. THANKS!!

A very special thanks to my partner Martin, I wouldn't be here without you. :)

Special thanks to Rhiannon for your friendship and all your help.

And also many thanks to Debbie M. and the Renderosity staff, to Abraham, mirrorofsoul, Swantje, didi_mc, Maddelirium, Kinouk, arwenone, Alejandra and turtle for all your support and time. :)

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Member Opinions:
By: tiff666 on 1/4/11
Congrats to one of the best!!!

I love your creativity, the fantastic props and your poses, I use them a lot! ;-)

By: Artemis on 1/4/11
Oh wow huge congrats Danie!!! so well deserved!!! xxx

By: Raindroptheelf on 1/4/11
I so love yours and marfornos products and use them very often in my work.
Always 100 % quality.

Congratulations dear Danie.

By: texboy on 1/4/11
Congratulations, dear Danie! Your products are just about the very best!!

By: brycek on 1/4/11
Congratulation's Danie..fantastic products!!

By: ariasparkle on 1/4/11
OHHHH how exciting. I love your work... Hugs
Congrats!!

By: JohnDelaquiox on 1/4/11
Congrats on the Vendor of the month award but I think you both should get a Lifetime achievement award or something.

By: shorterbus on 1/4/11
Hey, she's a cutie!

By: Anagord on 1/4/11
Congrats!You're been doing wonderful work.Thanks.

By: efron_241 on 1/4/11
Great price .. also for Marforno ...

love the latest products... Curious what 2011 will bring.. What is on your mind ?

Perhaps a little interview to reveal a litttttle bit

By: Elke on 1/5/11
Congrats. :)

By: mirana on 1/5/11
Congrats, keep going the awesome work

By: Eganko on 1/5/11
Herzlichen Glückwunsch !!!!
Voll verdient würde ich sagen ;)

By: didi_mc on 1/5/11
Yeah, yeah congratulations, you oh so deserve it!!!

By: pipo45 on 1/5/11
Congratulations. Very good products.

By: Turtle on 1/5/11
Congratulation Diane:O)

By: 2121 on 1/5/11
Congratulations...superb for you, both, probably the main stay of most peoples renders in the field of fantasy art.
Bravo !!!!

By: Madbat on 1/5/11
Hey, it's about time! DM products are possibly the best quality fantasy sets going, imho ranking alongside Stonemasons for quality. Congratulations!

By: brewgirlca on 1/6/11
You and Marforno make the best products ever and I am so glad to see you recieve this honor. My work would not be possible without your creative input!

By: SWAM on 1/7/11
herzlichen Glückwunsch Süße, mach weiter so :-)

By: DarkAngelGrafics on 1/7/11
Congrats!! :)

By: RodolfoCiminelli on 1/7/11
Congratulations for this award Danie.....!!! #:O)

By: addy on 1/7/11
Congratulations! Your products are always amazing ! :)

By: jartz on 1/7/11
Congratulations.

By: Rhiannon on 1/8/11
Congratulations girlie, this is a well-deserved recognition, your work is outstanding and always the best ... love ya'!!

By: outoftouch on 1/9/11
Congratulations :)

By: AranelStyles on 1/10/11
herzlichen Glückwunsch, nur weiter so ;)

By: mirrorofsoul on 1/12/11
Herzlichen Glückwunsch :)

By: marforno on 1/12/11
Congratulations again Honey... :-), you make me so very proud... You are the BEST...!!! *HK*

By: mistressotdark on 1/13/11
congrats and keep creating those awesome sets :D

By: MagicWeaver on 1/13/11
way to go my friend, wish you all the best
Dana/Magicweaver

By: Tempesta3d on 1/19/11
Very deserved, a real artist full of talent and beauty. Congratulations!!!!!

By: dough3219 on 1/24/11
well deserved your products are top notch and some of my favorite, keep up the good work

By: Danie on 1/26/11
Thank you all so very much! :)

By: Swantje on 1/26/11
Herzlichen Glückwunsch liebe Danie ... meine Favoriten sind die Produkte von dir und marforno! weiterhin viel Erfolg und tolle Ideen!!! *H*

By: designfera on 1/30/11
Congratulations!!! Your work rocks!

By: renecyberdoc on 1/31/11
congratulations always a pleasure to buy and work with your packages.

By: matrix03 on 1/31/11
congratulations! I love your sets.


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