March 2011 Vendor of the Month - fabiana

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Congratulations to fabiana for being Renderosity's Vendor of the Month for March!

What can you tell us about yourself?

I think that what I can say to describe me is that I am a working mother and wife that became a 3D designer after being an artist for many years. I have been involved in painting and sculpture for 15 years since I was very young, and was an active member of the art communities here in my country, Argentina.

Then, during a very bad economical crisis here, I started to do web design, trying to help my husband to keep up the house and the family bussiness. This brought me lots of ideas and opened my mind and my eyes to a brand new art world that, I must admit, captured my attention and my passion.

I will say this for the first time: 3D came into my life thanks to Turtle ( Leah Taylor), a member of Renderosity. I discovered her images, very far back in 2001, and that was the seed of my actual life in the Poser worlds. So, she is actually my inspiration and my mecenas. I owe her this recognition and, if you like, this homage.

How did you originally find Renderosity?

Well, I think I discovered Renderosity before to understand what I was seeing in Turtle's, and others', images :) Being here at the galleries as a visitor, I started to understand and LOVE what I was seeing...my love for 3D started right here...it's like a tale.

How did you get into content creation? What made you decide to become a vendor?

I did things for my own training and experience while I learned Poser, back in 2001 and 2002. With the old Poser 4 and transforming Posette into a Fairy. One day, I showed it to somebody, and this person told me that I could sell the product because it was very good looking. Then, well, I started at 3dcommune.com, and that, unfortunately, is not open anymore.

And what made me decide to be a vendor was, as I said, the needing of the income. Thank God I was lucky and able to do what I love and make a job from it that fills my days with joy... but, the needing came first :) So, after some years, the real thing is that this is my life, no matter what other things I did before, now this is my life and I am definitely grateful to God for putting me on this road.

What are you currently working on?

Hmm... Well, there will be more updated products, as Magic Sense and Alanis Hair. And after... well... jewelry, furniture, and more Essentials Packs.

Through the creation process, from inception to finalization of the product, what is your favorite part and why?

My favourite part is, without a doubt, the morphing and the creation of materials. To make materials is an infinitely fun time and always a discovery. Morphing is great, because it is when I see it all working and transforming. I really hate the mapping, but, well, I do it carefully, because it is basic for all the other aspects of a product, and I am proud when I see that it can be textured with all kinds of patterns and the item always looks fine. The same with the morphs.

How much time goes into creating one of your products?

It may vary, very much. Material sets are faster than clothing or hair. Noctia was a very long set to do, about 2.5 months... and the Sheers took me 2 weeks with all the promos and infinite renders and tests under all kinds of lights. So, it really may vary a lot, but as an average, I can say about 1 to 1.3 months for the major part of my products. Don't think that product updates can be faster, not at all. But if the product is good, then it is worth the effort.

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

Everything can inspire me... movies, books, magazines... and travel, of course. I have favorites, yes: Noctia, DejaVu hair, Paris hair, Turmaline, and many others. But, the thing with me is that I feel each product as a "son" or a "daugther," and I cannot avoid feeling love for it, since the begining... Then, as with real sons and daughters, it is hard to have favorites.

Who is your favorite artist - digital or otherwise?

Not digital: Mucha, Modigliani, Vermeer, Botticelli, Wyland, Borio, Frasca, Insaurralde (the last 3 are local artists that I think will make a revolution in the Arts with the passage of time). Digital: Soa Nala, Kim Jun (creator of Shaiya), Skooldaze, fygomatic, louly (the last 3 are Renderosity artists).

What else do you enjoy doing when you're not hard at work creating great content?

I love to travel. And I love movies and music. I constantly have music when I am at work: Cold Play, Keane, Travis, Amy Winehouse, Katie Mahlua, etc... and, of course, a good dose of old rock, like Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Rolling Stones, etc., mixed with another good dose of eternal celtic songs.

Do you have any advice for aspiring Digital Content Developers?

Well, always the same: work hard and donĀ“t pamper yourself. Be picky, be strong and don't give up. All the top sellers started out being small, and also being rejected at some places and accepted at others. Not one of us came to the world with success granted by default. So, be exigent with yourself, don't pass a detail, even if it is small...

BE CREATIVE. Give yourself the time to think about something different and special. The products must be carefully done, viewing them very close up, not just nice in the distance... someone could want to see it closer and then it MUST be as good up close as it is in the distance. Mapping and materials are important. And be careful with the shadows... everything in the world projects a shadow :)

As for the end: don't give up, because the life of a Poser developer is not easy if you want to do the best... On the other hand, the glory and the joy it can give you is huge, and believe me, it is a really sweet victory when you reach the goal.

Do you have any final words (any info you want to share with the community)?

Just thanks for supporting my work. It makes my life a lot better each day. Some days are good, and others, not so much, but any days are better than what they could be without this. I found fantastic people here around the galleries and the store. Some of them are really close friends to me and I am glad to have met them here. So, thanks again and see you around :)

~Fabi

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Member Opinions:
By: hongyu on 3/2/11
Very talented artist, great vendor, congratulations my friend!

By: Kalypso on 3/2/11
Amazing work! The care and attention to every detail in your products makes them stand out. I'm so looking forward to more!

By: Turtle on 3/2/11
Your talent in Poser renders me speechless. :O)

By: jeanne_50 on 3/2/11
Congratulations!
Keep up on doing the things you like to do. :)

Love, Jeanne

By: melabrad on 3/2/11
Congratulations Fabiana!
Well deserved :o)

By: louly on 3/2/11
Congratulations! Well deserved, your attention to detail makes you a master in your trade :)

By: SWAM on 3/2/11
congratulations Fabi :-) 65 rocks !!!

By: jan_scrapper on 3/2/11
Congratulations, Fabi!! This is so deserved.
Love and Hugs, Jan (jan_scrapper)

By: julesart on 3/2/11
Congratulations sis! This is wonderful! You deserve this and so much more! Your talent is like no other. Thank you for sharing it with all of us! Big Hugz
love you very much!
Jules

By: ariasparkle on 3/2/11
WOW Congrats. Could not have happened to a better artist. Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve. lolol
All the best!
C

By: doglover49 on 3/3/11
Congratulations Fabiana!

By: ironman13 on 3/3/11
Congrats, Fabi! So very well deserved!! *hugs*

By: sunfirexed on 3/3/11
Felicidades te lo mereces!

By: Virtual_World on 3/3/11
Felicidades Fabi! Te mereces el reconocimiento por tu gran talento y excelente trabajo!

By: doarte on 3/3/11
Congratulations Fabi! Well deserved, you are an extraordinary vendor/artist!

By: XENOPHONZ on 3/3/11
Congratulations, Fabi! :-)

By: DarkAngelGrafics on 3/3/11
Congratulations Fabiana!

By: marforno on 3/3/11
Felicitaciones Fabiana... :-)

By: creativechaos on 3/4/11
Congrats Fabi! It's well deserved!!! I'm so pleased to see that you're still creating! After a 4 year hiatus I am STILL in love with your products! (My son is obsessed with them now as well! hehehehe)

By: Chardon on 3/4/11
Fabiana thank you for this interview and the valuable advice. I love your work and pictures that make me dream.

By: Turtle on 3/4/11
My Dear Sweet Fabi, you knocked off my socks. Your words about me warm my heart. Thank you so very much.

By: addy on 3/4/11
Congrats Fabi!!! I've always loved your work, you are such an amazing artist ! *hugs * :)

By: brycek on 3/4/11
Congratulation's Fabiana!

By: StudioArtVartanian on 3/4/11
Congrats!!! Well deserved,
you doing amazing work!!!

By: Anagord on 3/5/11
Congratulations Fabiana!

By: Artemis on 3/5/11
Huge congratulations!!!! your such an amazing person and so well deserved!!!! xxx

By: CaperGirl42 on 3/5/11
Congrats Fabi - you are a talented artist and Merchant...Your products are a breath of fresh air ! And you are a awesome person as well!! Once again- Congrats my friend!!

By: vyktohria on 3/6/11
Yay, Fabi! Much well-deserved congrats to you, Sweetie! (and keep those "Essentials" comin'!)

By: 3-d-c on 3/6/11
Congratulations Fabiana!! You really deserve it.

By: aureagle on 3/7/11
Oh congratulations Boss!!! you deserved it!!!

By: SuliDesigns on 3/8/11
Congratulations!!!! Your products are great.

By: P3Design on 3/9/11
Congratulations! Your products are always very beautiful and of a very high quality, crafted with care and love :)

By: Danie on 3/9/11
Congrats Fabi ... ! :)

By: Meldamiriel on 3/10/11
Congratulations, Fabiana! I LOVE your work and your creations help me make mine beautiful! I would love to create also as we are the same with our passion, family and finances! Your words are inspiring.

By: RubyT on 3/10/11
Oh yes!! You deserve this for sure! Your products are always perfection, high quality for sure! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

By: matrix03 on 3/10/11
Fabiana is FABULOUS!
I love her KiriTi Bob (which is like several bob styles in one!) and Paris Pixie styles and I highly recommend that everyone get them both for the runtime if they don't have them already!
Fabiana definitely ROCKS!

By: parrotdolphin on 3/12/11
Yay Fabi! Congratulations, and thanks for being such a perfectionist :D It shows in your work, which is always so beautiful.

By: zai on 3/12/11
Kudos Fabi! A very very well-deserved honor for a fabulous merchant. Your products are always a must buy for me the second I see them and I always have a smile when workign with them. Can't ask for more than that :)

By: BonBonish on 3/13/11
Congratulations Fabiana!

By: Nuria on 3/14/11
Felicidades !! Eres lo mejor de lo mejor !!

By: fabiana on 3/15/11
Thank you so much to everyone posting here...
I am really proud to receive the honor and the nice words about my work.
And thank you also for keep supporting me day by day :)

See you around.

fabi

By: gypsyangel on 3/17/11
Couldn't have happened to a sweeter lady...congrats, Fabi...

By: -Wolfie- on 3/17/11
What an awesome interview Fabi, and such a nice thing to say about your friend Turtle! :-) Congratulations, you surely deserve this honour!

By: jartz on 3/17/11
Congrats to you. A well deserved honor.

By: Godin on 3/18/11
Congratulations Fabiana!! :)) I love your work!

By: donnena on 3/18/11
Congratulations Fabiana!!!

By: yakchat on 3/21/11
Congratulations Fabi :-) hugs, Carol/yakchat

By: lior on 3/22/11
Congratulations, Fabi!! This is so deserved.I'm so happy for you!
Gentle hugs
Lior

By: jb11 on 4/1/11
Thanks Fabiana for so many lovely things.

By: vshane on 4/1/11
Congratulations! Well deserved.


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