July 2005 AOM - Svenart

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Each month the Renderosity community votes on The Renderosity Artist of the Month — July’s AOM was choosen from the following galleries; ArtMatic, Lightwave, Mojoworld. The artist voted July's AOM is Svenart [Sven Daennart]. We congratulate Svenart for his outstanding collection of Lightwave images.

Who is Svenart and how did you come by your username?

Svenart is simply the short version of my Name Sven (Dänn)art. After hours and hours (or should I say weeks?) of unsuccessful thinking about a good name, there came a day that I had to decide, so I finally chose this name.

How long have you have you been creating computer graphics?

The first time, I created computer graphics was on my Commodore64, I was 13 Years old (that was 17 Years ago). Two years later I got an Atari St and I begun using Deluxepaint and gfabasic. But, to be honest I was playing, more than seriously working at that age. After a break of a few years I started again working on an 286 PC and Deluxepaint 1993, and some years later, I changed to Photoshop, Bryce, and finally Lightwave.

Do you have traditional art experience?

Not very much. For a few years I tried to draw cartoons and comics, graffiti and airbrush. While studying at HTK Art School [Hamburger Technische Kunstschule – Technical Art School Hamburg]. I took classes in oil and acrylic painting, act drawing [figure drawing], color theory, comic and storyboarding, and much more. However all of these courses were taken in a very short period of time. I was very interested in art-theories, but I was even more interested in 3D art and programming.

What are you currently working on?

My plan was to take a holiday this month, but there are too many things I still have to do/work on. Currently, I am working on finishing the last images and low-poly-characters for the ElCid game. I started programming a Leveleditor and some tools for Blitz3D a few weeks ago, and I have been converting my high poly models to low poly ones.

What software/equipment do you use and why?

I’m almost working with Lightwave and Photoshop on an Amd 64+ 3200 with 1Gb Ram and Geforce 6600.

What do you think your best piece of work is and why?

Not easy to decide this. I think, The Medieval Marketplace is one of my best works, and has the most detailed images.

The Medieval Marketplace ©svenart

Why do you like to work with 3D software?

It’s simply the perfect instrument for me to illustrate everything I want.

Who/what inspires you?

I am inspired by many things, however, I will try to make it short.

I love the artworks of MC Escher, Salvador Dali, Picasso, van Gogh, da Vinci, Rembrandt. Authors who have inspired my art are; Tolkien, Goethe (Faust), Wolfgang Holbein, Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, E.A. Poe, Lovecraft, and Herrmann Hesse. The graffities of Daim, Loomit, and Can2. Plus the music of Korn, Dead Can Dance, Hans Zimmer, Clannad, Pearl Jam, Jamiroquai, Mozart, Edward Grieg, Tom Jones, Public Enemy and much more.

Currently (since 2 weeks), I’m really inspired again by listening to old amiga/atari mods, and old game music from; Kefrens, Jochen Hippel, Ron Hubbard, Chris Huelsbeck, and Redsector.

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

I can fondly remember the day I uploaded my very first images on Renderosity. All the feedback, comments, critic and support here have been very important to me and helped me a lot. Being surrounded by so many brilliant artists here, on Renderosity, you have no other choice but to give your best.

Do you have any parting comments/advice you would like to give your fellow artists?

The best help you can get, is helping yourself. Start modeling simple objects (apples, glass of water, watch, etc.), and try to make them as realistic and detailed as possible. Check out tutorials from: Newtek, Flay.com, Amaan Akraam, worms-of-art, 3dtotal and Jeremy Birn [3dRender.com].

Learn about color-theory, Fibonacci, arranging elements in an image ... shapes and negative-shapes, HDRI [High Dynamic Range Illumination], Fresnel, and Nurbs modeling from a box.

We invite you to view:

  • Svenart's Renderosity Art Gallery

  • Svenart's Personal Site

    To learn more about
    Renderosity's Artist Of The Month [AOM] award,
    and to view our past AOM's,
    please visit the AOM 2005 page,
    which can also be found
    on the sidebar under Highlights.

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    Member Opinions:
    By: kenwas on 6/27/05
    A well deserved choice for a most talented artist!

    By: SndCastie on 6/27/05
    Congrats to you well deserved


    By: rodluc2001 on 6/27/05
    yes, well deserved, a great artist and a magnificent 3d modeller !!!!

    By: Rochr on 6/27/05
    Definitely well deserved. Congratulations!

    By: tempest967 on 6/27/05
    I really can't think of anyone more deserving of this award. Congratulations.

    By: KimberlyC on 6/27/05
    Well deserved!! Congrads

    By: taygoro on 6/28/05
    High class master, you deserve it - congratulations!!

    By: Flak on 6/28/05
    Very well deserved. Some truly masterful work in your gallery. Awesome to see you get this recognition!

    By: avidflame on 6/28/05
    Congratulations...awesome artwork and magnificent modeling

    By: Gog on 6/28/05
    Well deserved indeed crongatulations.

    By: fractalinda on 6/29/05
    Your work is superb+; such amazing detail and perpsectives. Congratulations!

    By: vshane on 6/29/05

    By: Elminster_ZK on 6/30/05
    Congrats, svenart! I'm happy, the guy I voted for won ;) You deserve it, svenart. Well done.

    By: herbstliebe on 7/1/05
    congratulations! :-))

    By: criss on 7/1/05
    Congrats! Well deserved award!

    By: Shardz on 7/1/05
    Congratulations on this high honor! Your work is absolutely amazing and this award could not have gone to a more talented artist! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work in the near future!

    By: richardson on 7/1/05
    Whew! What a gallery! AOYear more likely.

    By: Lando151 on 7/1/05
    Never was there a better selection. Your work is amazing.

    By: LadyLisa on 7/1/05
    Congratulation! Outstanding artist you are. Well deserving of this high honor! Awseome modelling.

    By: Anjour on 7/1/05
    Congratulations, well deserved... awesome artwork and modeling.

    By: dante on 7/2/05
    I could not agree more with what has allready been said...great artist, amazing modeling

    By: ines on 7/2/05
    du hast es wirklich verdient, deine bilder sind spitzenklasse!
    liebe grüße

    By: Valentina on 7/2/05
    amazing stuff... the most deserved, in my opinion:-) keep up the excellent work !!!

    By: Lexip on 7/2/05
    Superb choice!!! Glad of this. Congratulations!!!

    By: visnu on 7/2/05
    A true sensitivity to aging surfaces, and to historic structures. Beyond rendering, he has added an accurate interpretation to the scene that realizes the "feeling" of the place. Exemplary!!!

    By: maggiemai on 7/2/05
    Your work is incredible. I could spend hours looking! Congratulations to you.. :-)

    By: Drakath on 7/2/05
    Another great artist eternalised on Renderosity... Amazing work, Svenart! Congratulations :)

    By: Nanard06 on 7/2/05
    Recognized your face entering renderosity and was just half surprised, well done as anyone has said before, you deserve it...keep following this path...^^

    By: karanta on 7/2/05
    Congratulions :) Very well deserved!

    By: novelist999 on 7/3/05
    Great job! Your work inspires me.

    By: jaydiva on 7/3/05
    Absolutely well deserved!!! Viewing your images is always a real joy. A simple apple, the cute Flyhno or those incredible architecturals ... your work is so very exceptional. Congratulations, Sven! :))

    By: Richardphotos on 7/4/05
    congratualation and well deserved

    By: oooZENOooo on 7/4/05
    You are a fantastic artist my friend, may the spotlight shine brightly on you. Well done!

    By: roobol on 7/7/05
    Very well deserved and congratulations; visiting your gallery is a continuing pleasure.

    By: aaus10 on 7/7/05
    I agree with all the other comments. Your modeling has inspired me to do my own modeling.

    By: BGHart on 7/8/05
    Hi Svenart. Fetter Glückwunsch zu deinem wohlverdienten Preis. Applaus. :))

    By: bobbystahr on 7/8/05
    All I can say is it's about time...and well deserved. I am a great fan of your renders, ans as a slightly impoverished artist am very grateful for the fine downloads tou so generously send out to play in the community. Keep up the fine work and maybe AOY is in the making...also over due...and congrats to the un named staffer who did this fine interview.



    By: Yoro on 7/8/05
    Hey, dachte mir doch, die Bilder kenne ich von irgendwoher ;). Fetten Glückwunsch auch von meinereiner! Yoro

    By: Drsuess on 7/9/05
    Fantastic Dude! I Hope Nothing But The Best For You In The Future. Peace! ...Oh Yeah, Loomit Rocks! 8)

    By: Jean-Luc_Ajrarn on 7/9/05
    Congrats! Your mastery is incredible! :D

    By: CloudNine on 7/10/05
    Well deserved. I'm a big fan of the medievel work and all the details you pile into your images.

    By: virtuallyhistorical on 7/10/05
    So that's what you look like. Congratulations on a well desereved honour! Mak

    By: Eswe on 7/14/05
    Herzlichen Glückwunsch

    By: Aaronheart on 7/17/05
    Congratulations!!! Well deserved, awesome artwork!!!

    By: Rykk on 7/17/05
    Wow! I'm amazed by the sheer number of figures in this work. Congrats on a well-deserved honor!

    By: Lucca on 7/21/05
    Congratulations sir!

    By: Akhira on 7/22/05
    Congratulation. I am very happy for you !
    Hope you will have more success !
    Great artwork.

    By: raduterioiu on 7/23/05
    can you make this more beautiful?
    Good stuff ,Congratulation.

    By: cartesius on 7/23/05
    I've been admiring your work for a long time, congrats :)

    By: carpincho on 7/26/05
    Congratulations Your work is amazing

    By: lordhelm on 7/28/05
    Gratulation- Svenart Du hast es jetzt doch endlich geschafft! Verdienterweise will ich nochmal ausdrücklich schreiben! Respekt! -für deine Arbeiten und vor allen Dingen für dein überaus ausgeprägtes Engagement!!! Danke das du mich angesteckt hast!

    By: Samhain74 on 8/13/05
    Congrats,you are awesome for sure!

    By: pendraia on 12/15/05
    I can only agree with everything that has already been said. Your work is truly awesome and never ceases to amaze me!Congratulations

    By: meshhead on 12/16/05
    Daennart, thank you sooo much.
    merry christmas & have a coke!

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