January 2008 Artist of the Month - Mina Sindley [NekhbetSun]

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Each month the Renderosity community votes on The Renderosity Artist Of The Month [AOM] ... January's AOM is Mina Sindley [NekhbetSun]! We congratulate Mina for an outstanding collection of works in the 2D Gallery!

Hi everyone!

First, I'd like to extend a BIG THANKS to all of you who voted! It was an immense honor just to be nominated, much less win! All of the nominees are so very talented and unique artists! And, I must say this sure made my day/year, and then some! WOW!

Who is 'NekhbetSun', and how did you come by that username?

Now about that Nekhbet name. Kind of unusual, eh? I've always been interested in Egyptology and raptors (which in itself is a mighty unusual combination), and having found out Nekhbet is the vulture Goddess of ancient Egypt, well, like in the 3 bears tale, it was jusss' right!


 L'Après-midi d'un Faune

How long have you been working with computer graphics?

I've been doing digital art now for a little over 10 years and absolutely love it. I'd like to give a little plug and big thanks to James, aka JLyons here at Renderosity, for getting me started in the wonderful world of digital art, and being an infinitely patient teacher and putting up with all my silly questions (smiling).

I've also done lots of other "artsy" things along the way, too. Living here in Florida has afforded me the opportunity to do art and craft shows all year long (which I did for about 15 years), mostly country crafts, with some oil and acrylic work thrown in for good measure. As far as the digital, I started out with Paint Shop Pro, which I still use, and then progressed to Photoshop, where I was immediately hooked!


 ~*~ Kismet ~*~

What are you currently working on?

Well now, what I'm currently working on, since this is just a hobby, nothing too serious...just always have a lot of irons in the fire going at the same time. Don't know if you all are the same way, but I find it always helps to do a pic, let it sit, then come back in a few days for a fresh look...always helps the perspective (smiling).

What software/equipment do you use and why?

As I mentioned before, I use PSP and Photoshop, and my daughter just got me a Wacom tablet for Christmas, which I must say I was pleased as punch to receive! Thanks Heather! Also, a dear friend gave me a copy of Bryce some time ago, and maybe when I get up the nerve (haha), I'll actually learn the program! Big thanks to you, too, Gene (aka 2Loose2Trek)!

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

Now, let's see...what do I think is my best piece...whew, toughy...probably "When The Clock Strikes". Guess the planets must have been aligned just right, for this pic came together with remarkable ease. Wish I could say the same for all of them!


 - When The Clock Strikes -

Who/what inspires you?

Inspiration? Easy one here. So many of the wonderful artists here give me inspiration! Really! Since I've been a member of Renderosity for over 2 years now, I feel I've grown as a digital artist and certainly learned a few more things along the way.

So many people always ask me where I get all my ideas from. Well, lots of different things seem to just pop in my head and give impetus to a new image, i.e. song titles, poetry, books I've read, current events, historical interests...well, you get the picture (smiling).

And like the ol' "which came first , the chicken or the egg" thing, sometimes I'll start with an idea and title and go from there. Or often it's just the image that comes first, and then hopefully when done, the Muse will bestow upon me, and the image, an appropriate title.


 - There Is Only This Moment -

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

Now, how has the Renderosity Community enhanced my work?  Ohhh, easy one! I am in such total awe of all the massive talent evident here!  With all the amazing art I see at Renderosity, it certainly is an inspiration to aspire to even better things!


 - f r a g i l e t h i n g s -

Parting Comments / Advice to other Artists?

And my advice to other artists? Well, I guess the main thing would be to just "think outside the box." Don't get stuck in a rut. Experiment. Don't think that one particular tool can do just a certain thing...see if you can squeeze just a little bit more out of it  (smiling).

So in closing, once again, thanks to all who cast their vote my way! I hope you know how much I sincerely treasure each and every one of you...your comments,critiques, tips and most of all your friendship! I am honored...

Please have a further look at NekhbetSun's Renderosity Gallery!

Be sure to visit the Renderosity 2D Gallery, and also pay a visit to the Renderosity 2D Forum!

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Artist of the Month is highlighting a talented Renderosity artist that has been nominated by mods and admins, and voted by the community. Recognition is given to this member for their collection of works for that year.

Since we only select one AOM per month, it is not about their works for that particular month. Instead, it is about highlighting a talented artist's works for that year, and they are recognized during that month.

To learn more about Renderosity's Artist Of The Month [AOM] award, and to view our past AOM's, please visit the AOM 2007 page, which can also be found on the sidebar under Highlights.

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Member Opinions:
By: rmtagg on 12/31/07
I really like this artists work. Congrats on winning :) You are starting off the New Year right :)

By: lior on 12/31/07
Hello Mina,

I'm really very happy for you!Congratulations!
Well deserved!
Joy Peace and Happiness
Happy New Year!

By: A_Sunbeam on 12/31/07
Well deserved - congratulations!

By: amirapsp on 12/31/07
Congrats Mina. Stunning winner indeed. Hugs

By: deviney on 12/31/07
way to go! boy it was a tough race but I voted for you,now you'll have to pick your brain for all the questions. congats for the New Year!

By: SndCastie on 12/31/07
Outstanding work and well deserved

By: IO4 on 12/31/07

By: kurtsart on 12/31/07
Wow ..! Congrats Mina!
Have a great new year as well!



By: watchman2005 on 12/31/07
Congratulations, accolade very well deserved!!!

By: flaviok on 12/31/07
Merecido, Meus parabens

By: 3Dillusions on 12/31/07
Minaaaaaaaaa, well done lol, well deserved :)


By: darktower on 12/31/07
Congratulations Mina and a Happy New Year!!!
Hugs !!!

By: Arbelain on 1/1/08
Excells, Mina !!

By: RodolfoCiminelli on 1/1/08
My but you are honest congratulations for this award very deserve my dear friend Mina....!! It puts me very happy that is this way...!!! That you have a great year 2008 full with big personal realizations to reiterate him my congratulations...!! #:O)

By: pewe67 on 1/1/08
Congratulazion, I am so glad, you made it! I love your artwork and I am a big fan!! Looking forward to see your wonderful images in 2008!!

By: Ladonna on 1/1/08
OMG..hon. Congrats. I am so happy to see you on the front page. Big hugs!!!!!

By: Digimon on 1/1/08
Congratulations Mina!! You so deserve the attention!! You rock, and your art is wonderful!!!

By: CaressingTheDark on 1/1/08
Way to go. I love your work so much and you richly deserved this honor. Love ya.

By: koogie on 1/1/08
Congratulations - So well deserved! Way to start the year!

By: calum5 on 1/1/08
Well done Mina,it was a very close race between a couple of you fine 2d artists and you done it!Well done ,congratulations:-)Happy New Year! Cal

By: Richardphotos on 1/1/08
congratulation Mina on the honor which is deserving for your gallery and you as a person

By: npauling on 1/1/08
I am such a fan of your beautiful imaginative images and I am delighted that you have made the AOM, it is so well deserved as you put such a lot of effort into your presenting as well. Congratulations.

By: Claywoman on 1/2/08
Yeaaaaaaaa!! Big congrats Mina!!! you deserve it! Thanks for all of the awesome beauty you share with us!

By: shadownet on 1/2/08

By: saretta on 1/2/08
Congrats dear Mina,a well deserved tribute to your dreamy wonderful Art!!A big Hug!!Sara :-)

By: chall-art on 1/2/08
Congrats, and very well deserved!

By: stevey3d on 1/2/08
Congrats Mina! Well done!

By: calico1 on 1/2/08
Congrats. I've always thought your work was interesting.

By: fractalinda on 1/2/08
Congratulations, Mina! Your work is outstanding.

By: highcrow on 1/2/08
Congrats Mina... Very well deserved win! Can't wait to see what you have in store for 2008.You have so much variety,I can't believe you keep giving us more! You must see the world as one big canvas with which to make your beautiful art! Hugs...Michele

By: romanceworks on 1/2/08
Great way to begin the New Year! Congrats, Mina. Your art is wonderfully imaginative. CC

By: HADCANCER on 1/2/08
congrats, I always knew this would happen. Love your art.

By: juca on 1/3/08
Congrats my dear Mina!! I love your job!! You are the best!!!

By: LilyHawk on 1/3/08
I'm so very happy for you Mina! I have been a long time fan of your work. Congratulations!

By: sparrownightmare on 1/4/08
Great work! Congratulations and I can hardly wait to see what you do this year.

By: HannaK on 1/4/08
Hurrah! I am so happy for you Mina
you very well deserved it
The best way to start the new year

By: Snow_Angel on 1/4/08
Congratulations Mina!!!! Hugss!!!

By: JLyons on 1/5/08
Congratulations on a great win, you deserve it :o)

By: Thelby on 1/6/08
You Go Girl,....Hmmm, that sounds a little 90's. It's in the bag,.....already said that, WELL, how about a Few Superlatives then? Fantastic work you do and you know cause numbers don't lie and neither does your Wonderful Gallery. I am Really Happy for you and Glad I am an Acquaintance of yours, too ;~) 10+++++

By: blankfrancine on 1/6/08
Super duper congrats!!

By: meico on 1/6/08
Congratulations ... richly deserved indeed.

By: Cosme..D..Churruca on 1/7/08
Congrats! Your gallery is really great!

By: 1402dandoy on 1/7/08
Congratulations, Mina. Very well deserved. Thanks for sharing your work and happy new year! Best wishes. Eric

By: frymarkdesign on 1/8/08
Congratulations well derserved

By: Valerie-Ducom on 1/9/08
Isn't really a big surprise for me, if you have this nomination, because you're The Real Artiste and with a lot talent ! You give inspiration for to all members here and you done this sensation to create with Art and Heart !
Congrats my dear friend, you deserve it !
Muahsssssss :)

By: TwoPynts on 1/9/08
Way to go Mina, well deserved!!!!!

By: eryt on 1/9/08
Well done, Mina! So glad to see this honor..so richly deserved..bravo!!

By: Bossie_Boots on 1/10/08
Wow Mina Congrats you so deserve this im so happy for you its kind of made my day respect hugs lou x

By: catmandennis on 1/10/08
Congratulations, Nina. I knew this honor would be yours sometime. Well deserved for sure.

By: jimw1 on 1/10/08
About Time..........Congrats Mina' Great to see you get the Recognition you deserve...........
Jim xx

By: doarte on 1/10/08
Congratulations Mina...you represent the best of what this community can be. Congratulations!

By: helanker on 1/10/08
OH Mina, this is so well deserved and I am so happy for you. Congratulations. I think you are a great inspiration to me and I hope to be inspired by you for many more years. HUGS from Helle

By: RubyT on 1/11/08
Awww Mina, HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!! Very well deserved! You not only make lovely wonderful art and present it so creatively, you are a lovely person!


By: EhsanA on 1/11/08

By: Anjour on 1/14/08
Congratulations,well derserved!!!:o)

By: rainbows on 1/17/08
So well deserved, congratulation dear Mina. Hugs. Diane.

By: MagikUnicorn on 1/17/08
Congratulations Sweet Mina :))
MU-RĂ©al ;-)

By: Angelwave on 1/17/08
Congratulations, wishing u the best and thanks for your art. Linda

By: Snow_Angel on 1/17/08
Congratulations Mina!!! This is Wonderful!!!I am really happy for you! Your art is so excellent!! Hugss Snow Angel :)

By: irakika on 1/19/08
Congratulations Mina :)

By: morghana on 1/21/08
Congratulations! Your art is superb!!!

By: Rob2753 on 1/21/08
My sincere congratulations your art is astounding !

By: water on 1/21/08
Congradulations Mina, Enjoyed your gallery many times !

By: doarte on 1/23/08
Congratulations Mina, a tribute to a fantastic and engaging artist.

By: Flannelman on 1/24/08
Well deserved. You go GIRL. ;-)

By: bkhook on 1/27/08
Congratulations Mina.

A well deserved tribute. Your work rocks!

By: theconqueror on 1/29/08
Congratulations....you are great...

By: Denger on 1/29/08
Sincere congratulations... long overdue!

By: e-brink on 1/29/08
I've not been around the galleries long, just a few weeks. But from what I have seen of your work so far, I am sure the award is very well deserved! Well done.

By: Turtle on 1/31/08
Your a very creative artist. Congratulations!

By: visionart on 2/1/08
Congradulations Mina!

By: philsh on 2/1/08
i agree w/ all of the above plus more cowbell! ha ha! welllll deserved my friend! :) phil

By: MountainHawk on 2/9/08
Mina...you know I think you have real talent. This is the irrefutable proof. I am so happy for you. You have become a good friend and competent peer that I truly appreciate. Keep pumpin' out the good work!

By: Chipka on 2/14/08
I finally got around to commenting here, Mina! Congratulations (yeah, a month late) and I look forward to seeing a LOT more of your stuff!

By: Harmen on 2/16/08
gee, i missed this, truly sorry... hope you forgive me ... *smile*

WAY 2 GO dear Mina *HUGS* you deserve it hon @};-

By: kimariehere on 3/2/08
A big congradulations to you -forgive me for being late on my commenting but wanted you to know i adore your work and you are so deserving!!!!!

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