rohi -- December 2002's Artist Of The Month

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rohi -- December 2002's Artist Of The Month
Who is rohi?

My name is Rolf Hilger - My hometown is Bad Salzuflen in Germany - I am married to Jeanne for now 37 years!!! We have two children and one grandchild - I am a self-employed Optician - Apart from computer graphic, I make music and love to play golf (Hdcp.21)

How long have you have you been rendering/doing computer graphics?

When I had my first computer in 1997, I used a little share-ware graphic programme and soon got fascinated by the possibilities the computer had to offer -
In April 2000 I opened my home-page "Pictureworld" where you can find my earlier art works - When I became a member of the Renderosity community in June 2002, all my new art works will be found there - This is such a wonderful site, I can only say "Thank You" for the idea and all the work!

Do you have traditional art experience?

I did some oil paintings, some watercolour pictures but nothing to ambitious

What are you currently working on?

Nothing special at the moment - I have a few ideas...(If I only had more time!)

What software do you use and why?

My favourite graphic programme is Picture Publisher 8 and my favourite render programmes are Bryce and Vue - Another programme I like is Painter - I use the FlamingPear and the Eyecandy filter in nearly every picture - Some of the KPT filter are quite useful - For detail work I use my graphic tablet.

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

The best picture is always the one I`m just working on

Why do you like to work with 3D software?

I am a real fan of 3D software - I can do things, I could never do with real paint - It's fantastic and fascinating!
The technique I use with my artwork is a sort of LAYER technique - I put one rendered picture on top of another one - Play around with the eraser, transparency, colours and filter, until I like what I see - Now I put another picture on top again, use the eraser, transparency...And so on - At the end I might use some digital photoelements and my graphic tablet to give the image the final touch -
This technique needs a lot of work and it's not as easy as it sounds, but from my point of view it's worth the effort!

What inspires you?

I'm inspired by different things - It can be an unusual sky, new objects, new plant or tree or I get inspired by one of the pictures I see in one of the Renderosity gallery - Sometimes I just play around with Bryce or Vue and all of a sudden...WOW!

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

I am very pleased to be a member of this community - All the comments I get...One has the feeling as being part of a great family - And now being voted December's Artist of the Month, that makes me feel proud and honoured - Thanks to all the artists, who have voted for my artwork!

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Member Opinions:
By: GrayCloudDesign on 12/13/02
Congratulations Mr.Hilger, very well deserved AOM:-)

By: kansas on 12/13/02
Congratulations Rolf. I have admired and enjoyed your art for some time now. And I look forward to each new one you create.

By: Shademaster on 12/13/02
Great artwork Mr. Hilger! Always enjoy browsing through your gallery. This is a well deserved honor for what you did.

By: Rochr on 12/13/02
Congrats Rolf! Hope to see a lot more of your work in the future! :)

By: rockets on 12/13/02
Congratulatins for this recognition of your beautiful work!

By: Sacred Rose on 12/13/02
A much deserved accolade Rolf! You are an Outstanding Artist! You weave magic into every piece you create, and I am proud to have the pleasure of viewing it! Thank YOU so much for sharing yourself and your art with us! ~b

By: SylvieB92 on 12/13/02
Rolf, happy to make second time your knowledge by way of this photo..:):) I'm really delighted that your art, so poetic, is so recognized by this so pleasant community. Because it deserves it, due to the wealth of your harmony of colours, as well as by the sweetness, the plenitude which get free of it.
(I hope that my English is understandable)

By: borsy on 12/13/02
Congratulations Rolf!!! I always take great delight in viewing your magical images. You have that wonderful touch of harmony .balance and color in your art that makes it come alive. A well deserved artist of the month!! I look forward to seeing more of your wonderous artwork!!

By: tda42 on 12/13/02
Congradulations Rolf on a very well diserved vote for artist of the month.As I said befor.Your work leaves me in awe.It is fantastic.Wish you and your family a happy Christmas.

By: Lynne on 12/13/02
Very, very original!

By: mc74 on 12/13/02
Congratulations Rolf. I'm glad to see you think it is worth the effort...because we certainly do!

By: ocddoug on 12/13/02
Congrats! You deserve the honor. It was nice to learn more about you and your fantastic art.


By: lamice on 12/14/02
congratulations ROLF , you deserve it.

By: Eugenius on 12/14/02
You are well deserving of being the Artist of the Month. Your artwork is exceptional and it is a pleasure seeing your gallery.
Keep it up!

By: archetype on 12/14/02
Congrats Rolf! I love the incredible color in your artwork and I'm very happy to see you are AOM this month. It's very well deserved! :)

By: KAP on 12/14/02
Congratulations, you know I have seen your work in the various galleries and I always wondered how much was bryce and how much was this and that...Now that I have seen your gallery I do not care how much is what program or not..its just great work, consistant and fantastic made a believer out of me and I hope to see many many more great works from deserve this so enjoy...

By: Booze on 12/14/02
Thank you Mr. Hilger for your awesome art. You rock Dude ! :)

By: orbital on 12/14/02
Well done you deserve it , your work is so inspiring, and I can't wait to see more

By: jgeorge on 12/14/02
Glad to meet you... I didn't know your art since you got the nomination for the AOM and I visited your gallery to place my vote... I'm really fascinated by the atmospheres you create in your pics... (another artist to keep an eye on)...
I love this AOM thing... It gives me the occasion to see such wonderful works!

By: Blackhearted on 12/14/02
glückwünsche - it was well-deserved. your dreamlike landscapes are incredible and thought-provoking. cheers, -gabriel

By: Daniel7Mc on 12/14/02
I'm very pleased to see you receive the Artist of the Month award, well done and well deserved! Congratulations Rolf!

By: linkinpark on 12/14/02
CONGRATULATIONS to you Rolf,your work is one of the best I have ever have a wonderful sense to make images full of peace and beauty!
Im glad I can watch your images,continue in your masterful work!
Best wishes to you

By: bkelly on 12/14/02
I am so glad to see that you have been recognized for your talent, artistic eye and craftmanship. Your work has always inspired and have given me immense joy everytime I am on Renderosity. You are without question, one of the best artists I have seen here. I hope to see your work displayed in galleries, because it should be shared by the masses, you are an artist that should be recognized all over the world. Again thank you for allowing me to view your wonderful work.

By: abmlober on 12/14/02
Hallo Rolf, my congratulations for being AOM. I am glad I found your gallery once and I always return to it to find your latest posts :-)

By: Lightpen on 12/14/02
Rolf, thanks for our great conversations and sharing information that makes our work... greater works. Congratulations on the AOM award, you certainly deserve it. Now, about those tutorials! (smile)

By: jeweldragon on 12/14/02
you deserve this so much i love your art and that is wonderful being together for 37 years may you have so many more years of love :)

By: magnet on 12/14/02
You have some absolutely beautiful work. You really deserve this! Congratulations! You are an inspiration to us all. -Brandon

By: bob4artist on 12/14/02
Hello Rolf,
Congratulation on the AOM award. You know that I admire your work. Very well crafted and artistic. Again Congratulations.

By: hobbit on 12/15/02
Congratulations Rolf,, You have a unique and vibrant style, each picture a vision. A well deserved spot.

By: CarloTraversi on 12/16/02
Congratulations Rolf. Looking at your art is looking beyond dreams. My best wishes. :o)

By: underzog on 12/16/02
Amazing work, beautiful colours, artistic creativity and much much more. Congratulations, you surely deserve this price!

By: tuttle on 12/16/02
Very good work all round. A well deserved win.

By: Chris.C on 12/17/02
You found an unique style...All your images are wonderful! All are pure dreams beautifully composed and splendidly detailed...and I LOVE your colors!
Congratulations for the well deserved AOM!

By: unzy on 12/17/02
I am very impressed by your work and the sensitiveness of your art. Continue to give as much pleasure and of emotion. A belgian fan

By: BB on 12/17/02
Congratulation on the AOM award :)
Excellent works i can see and i hope a lot more of your work in the future!

By: Longrider on 12/18/02
Congratulations,and once again thanks for sharing all the beautiful images.

By: Trouble on 12/18/02
Well deserved recognition! Congratulations from an avid fan!

By: deadhead on 12/19/02
Congratulations Rolf. Very well deserved.
Keep up your unique style.

By: tabou21 on 12/19/02
Congrats!! you are a big inspiration to me.

By: dragongirl on 12/20/02
Hi rohi! I'm very glad I got to get acquainted with your artwork through the voting and with you through your interview. I like your art VERY much! What a vision for beauty you have! Congratulations on being Artist of the Month, but even MORE contratulations on your 37 years of marriage and your family! :-)

By: ShadowWind on 12/20/02
Congratulations Rohi, you deserve the honor and hope to see more from you in 2003...

By: roobol on 12/20/02
Congratulations with this well deserved honour, Rolf. Your innovative use of Bryce is most inspiring and it is a continuing pleasure to visit your gallery.

By: ToxicAngel on 12/20/02
Congratulations on well deserved honour!!! Your artwork comes from somewhere where we mortals cannot go. My compliments and greatest respect for your mastery of vivid colors and breathtaking sceneries!
I hope to see more of your stunning material in the future as well.

By: HobbyHopper on 12/21/02
Congratulations and merry Christas Mr. Rolf Hilger. I am always looking your awesome images. Have a nice new year.

By: jtmjtm2001 on 12/21/02
Your work is just jaw dropping!!

By: Trance on 12/22/02
I have admired your images over and over again, they are of the highest quality and done so perfectly..marvelous works of art.

By: Pauli on 12/23/02
Congratulations to be artist of this month ! Your
inspirated work has deserved that title in highest degree!
It is always a great pleasure to see what you've
done. Also nice to read about your way of creating
your artwork.
I am working in a similar way, so there is hope to
have some really good images some day too.

Frohe Weihnachten und einen guten Rutsch ins Neue


By: hmatienzo on 12/23/02
Ist ein wahres Vergnügen, Ihre Gallerie anzusehen! Well deserved win!


By: Blitzz-Licht on 12/24/02
- Congratulation - it´s a pleasure to view your Images. You created a wonderful Style of Computer Artwork.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

By: Lon Chaney on 12/29/02
Beautiful work. A well deserved honor !!

By: Gillyhoo on 12/31/02
Bravo, RoHi (Mr. Rolf Hilger): Congratulations on a well-deserved honor! I'm especially glad that you are artist of the month as the award proves I have good taste. I decided months ago that you were my favorite 3D artist and I am the leader of your fan club. Now I even find that you are about my age! I wonder what the youngsters think of us older gen members working on computer graphics! If only we could all create the quality of images you produce! You are truly an artist.

By: Gillyhoo on 12/31/02
PS: Amen to your wish for Peace on Earth. That is the wish of many Americans also. Not all of us are warmongers like Dubya.

By: kaes on 4/10/03
Hi Rolf.
Better late than never... you deserve this. Congratulations, I love your work.
Karin :-)

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