February's Featured Artist - Desdemona

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February's Featured Artist - Desdemona
Who is desdemona?
I am Magda Vasters born in Poland and living in Germany for two years now. I am happily married and have no children yet but a lot of animals :) I was drawing since I remember, and always tried desperately to make my skills better and better. Right now I am working as a webdesigner and programmer and spending my nights on drawing and texturing or hanging out on ICQ with my friends from Renderosity. I am natural born Scorpio and my life and art is ruled through emotions and my temperament, which are good visible in my images I think...

How long have you have you been rendering?
I began my adventure with digital art long time ago with Aldus Photostyler and Corel Photopaint 4, I think it is about five years right now and with 3D art little bit later from Bryce2 demo version and experimented with it a little bit. I went through different software but Bryce was always my first love. I have started to make serious creations about two years ago from Bryce 3D wich I got as wedding gift from my husband and someday I missed human characters on my images so my husband bought me Poser as a birthday gift. Since then I started to visit Renderosity. First I was watching this beautiful art here and thought that I would never be able to do something like this. After half a year I decided to post one of my images and to my suprise the feedback was huge an very friendly. So I started to work like a crazy and posted without an end.

What are you currently working on?
I am working currently on a few textures and trying to develope my skills in this direction cause it makes incredible fun. I am also drawing all the time and trying to reach the perfection. There is still a lot to practice, but I hope one day there will be no mistakes in my works.

What software do you use and why?
Right now I am using Bryce4 and Poser4 and for post work Corel Photopaint and Adobe Photoshop. I am trying to add my images less rough and more painterly look that's why I am doing a lot of postwork and working on one image up to five days.

Why do you like 3D art?
I tried many different styles already, I was painting with oils, pencils and water-colors but since I discovered 3D art I am addicted to it. I think 3D art is a future trend and You can make much more experiments with it, there is so many different ways to create one image to edit it and rotate as You wish and this is fascinating, oils and pencils do not give You this opportunity. This is also incredible what is happening behind the creating
process, if You imagine that this is what You see and trying to make with Your software is basicly pure machine language consisted of 101010 this is incredible....it is incredible how easy You can create art from a series on mathematical operations which are taking place inside in Your machine.

What inspires you?
I am forever a dreamer, dreaming all the time and I have images in my head which I have to make simply. The people here give me an inspiration, their art, their images I see everyday, my dreams. As a child I was fascinated with surrealism, already a 10 years old child I loved Salvador Dali, Zbigniew Beksinski and later came the fascination with H.R. Giger but also with impressionists as Degas and Van Gogh. All of this gives a shape to my creations till today.

How has this online community (Renderosity) enhanced your work, relationships, and learning?
When I first came here about one and a half years ago I thought I will never be so good as the artists here. I was shy, I wouldn't even dare to talk to people I admired. I was just posting and hoping that nobody sees many mistakes I was making. After some time I learned a lot from people's comments and advices, they were always friendly and I was taking every word directly to my heart. This place and those wonderful people here helped me and my art to become what it is today and I want to thank You all for this. I have made my best friendships here, have met so many interesting people....I have to say I never believed that this is possible.

I want to thank You all, friends artists and Renderosity staff for making this place so wonderful - I love to be here and this choice makes me very proud.

Thanks and big *HUGS* to You all....

Magda

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Member Opinions:
By: Crane on 2/5/01
des, i have ALWAYS enjoyed your art, since i found renderosity. it is style such as yours and a number of other great artists here that inspires me. when i see an image of yours, i am in awe of your incredible talent. congradulations des :)}

By: Syyd on 2/5/01
Magda it was a delight to read this article and see your face! Your work is simply some of the best out there, and you by far, one of the most respected artists on Renderosity.

It was interesting to read your influences artistically, and also about machine and mathematics, because it displays a very deep technical scientfic knowledge that you are in possession of, as well as your incredible artistic skill.

You are a fine human being, a kind soul, an enormous talent.

Love,
Syyd

By: ronmolina on 2/5/01
Magda I have always loved your work. I am glad to see you as the artist of the month.

By: frogman on 2/5/01
Congradulations Des!!!...What beautiful work you create!! I always look forward to seeing your're new pieces. Your work is very inspirational. We have all been very fortunate to have your presence here with us on Rendersoity. Your mutual support, sharing, and beautifuly abstract art has made Renderosity what it is. Isn,t it wonderful to have this place (Renderosity) and all it's gifted artist's to learn and grow with....Blessings to you, and thank you.....

By: j3ro3n on 2/5/01
Hey desdemona,

The pictures of you that I saw were pretty impressive. I am a frequent visitor of renderosity.com but I cant make my own stuff coz of a lack of processor-power and such! I really like you're work, and I see some progression in it also. You've always inspired me to do more than I already do on 2d and 3d platform. Keep up the good work!

Xcuse me for my semi-bad English, but I'm pretty tired right now!

Greetz from j3ro3n (Holland)

By: Helen on 2/5/01
Congratulations... Your work is up there with the best.
As you list the artists that influenced your work.
We and others to follow will add the name Desdemona to the list of artists whos work influenced us..
A much deserved accolade. :)

By: Ironbear on 2/5/01
Congratulations, you do fantastic work.

By: Brandi on 2/5/01
Des, my wonderful friend... congratulations! I can think of noone more deserving of this than you are. Your amazing talent, wonderful generosity, and sharing spirit have touched my life... and many other lives I'm sure. Thank you for being a wonderful friend, influence, inspiration... and for sharing your talent with all of us. :)

Hugs & Love To You!
Brandi

By: TVartDude on 2/5/01
congratulations. you are a true inspiration to artists all over the world. looking forward to your future posts. :)

By: Glengarry on 2/5/01
Well done. You have a great gift.

Glengarry

By: kracker on 2/5/01
way to go des so talented so beautiful you art always makes me think really weird stuff [good stuff]

By: dglidden on 2/5/01
Magda I have been a fan of your work since you first started to post at the site and you have simply amazed me as you progressed. With each new piece you do you leave me speachless with wonderment. And I am very proud to call you a good friend. You not only have given so much but your patience to all my questions has shown me what a wonderful person you truely are.

I feel it is safe to say that you have blessed us all with your talent and kindness. You truely are deserving of this and I want to congradulate you from the bottom of my heart.

By: chromecafe on 2/5/01
No One deserves this more a true Artist

By: Neverenuff on 2/5/01
Magda you have been a huge inspiration to me since I first started coming on the site!!You have a stlye like no other, and you express it incredibly!!!You are truly gifted and this honor is well deserved, besides being an incredible artist, you are also a beautiful person...inside and out.....I'm glad we are friends!!!

By: jasminre on 2/5/01
I am so happy because here we have one of the GREATEST ARTIST I saw the last couple of years. You deserve to be here and you and your artworks are always more than welcome...Jasmin...

By: Catharina Przezak on 2/5/01
Moje gratulacje Magda, moze to smieszne ale dopiero dzis uswiadomilam sobie ze tez jak ja jestes urodzona w Polsce , ja tez przez dluzszy czas mieszkalam w Niemczech a teraz 7 lat w Holandy, milo mi to widziec ze osiagasz rowniez duze efecty w scenie arystycznej i twoje prace sa interesujace. Gratulacje i powodzenia w sztuce!!

Thanks and big *HUGS* to You too

Kasia

By: hobbit on 2/5/01
Congratulations Magda, your art is unique and inspiring, keep it up. Thankyou for your support and I wish you all my best for the future.

Andy

By: Jan-Michael on 2/5/01
A very good choice.. by your peers.. I love your work.. always excellent... from one Scorpio to another :) congrats...

By: dante on 2/5/01
CONGRATS dear friend...it's good to see ya at the top...u deserve it and hope to see ya around for a lonnnnggg time...
your work inspires and awes...
best wishes...

By: Lorraine on 2/5/01
Oh I love your work, it is so nice to know more about you. Your work is an inspiration to all.

By: SIRIUSMAY on 2/5/01
congratulations Magda.You deserve this.Your a very talented artist.

By: southnjes on 2/6/01
Absolutly Beautiful Work, nothing more can be said !!!

By: desdemona on 2/6/01
OMG...Thank You very much for Your feedback and Your friendship, this means a lot to me :) I am so pleased to hear so much nice words :) Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You - Love Ya All =) -Magda

By: Eshal on 2/6/01
Congratulations Magda!! You deserve it, your work is simply a beauty to behold :)

Regards

Eshal

By: Curio on 2/6/01
Magda, not only are you a very talanted artist, but also always so nice with your comments in the galleries

By: HxDBeN on 2/6/01
you know what i think about you and about your works... AWESOME!!! you re also really cool!!!
BRAVO!!! :)
see you :)
HxDBeN


By: Litharge on 2/6/01
Congratulations! I'm rather new to this community, but you're already one of the artists whom I admire the most. It's not easy to develop a technique all one's own, but you have a unique and beautiful style.

By: charry on 2/7/01
Congratulations! I love your work and wish you many many happy pictures! Keep them coming!

By: Taura Noxx on 2/8/01
congratulations, your work is outstanding and your style stands out in perfection. Your images speak to us all in some way and leave us with gaping mouths wondering how you did it. As I browsed through your gallery the images I saw were more than just pixels on the screen, they spoke they, had feelings and they roared!

By: smokke on 2/10/01
Magda, I saw your gallery and it is fantastic, only words I can think of is sinister and passionate. Keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing more

By: Shadow^One on 2/11/01
Congratulations, I dont really know you but like the work I see, keep up the good work.....Shadow^One

By: cannon on 2/12/01
a question,what kind of hardware are you using?

By: JVogel on 2/13/01
I just started visiting this site and I had not seen any of your work until I checked out your gallery from the link on this page.

Well done all of your work is brilliant.

By: JadeArcade on 2/16/01
Just love that dark joy you bring out in a work! Oh blessed joy on asure wings.......

By: merkaba on 2/17/01
id just like to say that i love your work and that you as beautifal as they are
....Nate :)

By: desdemona on 2/19/01
Thank You all....for so much good words...I have tears of joy in my eyes :::DES:::

By: henriqueaguiar on 2/22/01
Beauty comes in such small boxes.All your works are breathtaking...I love all of them,Beautiful, and so are you:)
Kisses
Riko.

By: emorin on 2/23/01
Magda, I did not know of your work until I visited this site and can only conclude that your love of the Arts truely speak through your creations. I sensed in your work that you do create from the soul and now that I have read your Bio, I can see it is true. Keep up the good work. Ellie

By: Marque on 2/26/01
I have to say that your art is so different it really made me stop and catch my breath. Your work is so unique, and it inspires me to dig everything out and really work at getting better. You really deserve this, and good luck at your new job! 8^)
Marque

By: nick2k on 3/2/01
Some of greatest peices of artwork at renderosity belong to you and the strange thing is you never create bad artwork, each image is a masterpeice :)
Kudos
Nick

By: Shinytiger on 3/3/01
Pretty damn funky

By: ralphmanis on 6/16/01
Congratulations Des, you and your work truly deserve it!

By: SkoolDaze on 6/19/01
Wow, I can't believe that I didn't post a message! This is an honor that you so justly deserve. Every piece you do is inspirational and beautiful... you deserve it!


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