Stevie-rae -- October 2003's Artist Of The Month!

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Stevie-rae -- October 2003's Artist Of The Month!
Who is 'Stevie-rae'?

Hi there, I'd like to say a big "Thank you!" to all the people who voted me Artist of the Month.

Stevie-rae is my amazing 3 year old son. My name is Steve Townsend and I am currently residing in the UK, England, North of Yorkshire, where I live and work as a professional freelance Artist and Builder, with my partner Lisa and son Stevie Rae.

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

It's been a little over 3 years. I got started in CG by a friend who used of 3Dmax. It looked like a great way out of not having to use a rubber...if you now what I mean.

Do you have traditional art experience?

Yes, I had a strange dream about James Whistlers' "Mother". Other than that, just the normal schooling. I was meant to go to art college but the wheels fell off!

What are you currently working on?

My website, which feels like hard labour. I should pay someone to do it for me, but I won't because I'm a bit of a control freak. I'll have to start something soon though! I've had this mad jester in my head for a long time and he won't leave, you can see him in a few of my images. Maybe I'm not doing him right, so I might have another crack at evicting him.

What software/equipment do you use and why?

Lightwave, Zbrush and Photoshop. These are the packages that have been the most enjoyable to learn and become fluid in, leaving me to create without thinking to much about what I'm doing on the technical side.

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

The Fury for the great response it's had from people and the enjoyment I got from creating it.

Why do you like to work with 3D software?

No cleaning up !

Who / what inspires you?

Viewing other artists' work is my main inspiration and I think the best way to focus on who you are your own work. I admire Mark Ryden's work very much.

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

I'd say it's improved my work from being a real positive experience, in every way. There doesn't seem to be the negativity and emptiness you get on some of forums that I've been on. There's a sense of balance and consistency here...Cool!

Parting Comments / Advice to other Artists?

Get involved in experiencing other forms of art, outside the computer. Photography, sculpting, ect. The more experience you have in the real world, the richer and more enjoyable your computer art will become. But remember not to clean up after you finish !

Thanks for havin' me! :)

All the Best,


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Member Opinions:
By: karanta on 10/6/03
I love your images! Congratiulations :-))

By: capsces on 10/6/03
Congratulations! I enjoy your ZBrush work immensely. It is always very imaginative, original and well done. :) -Beth

By: Rockatansky on 10/6/03
The best man won! When I realised I'd been nominated, I checked out the competition - and when I saw your work I immediately knew who the winner would be. Your images are extremely well realised...the compositions, modelling and colours are all superb. Well done!

By: Charmz on 10/7/03
I believe I once said you were a ZBrush God!... ok maybe that was twice! Congratulations!!

By: robotalk on 10/7/03
Congratulations Steve !! I was overjoyed to see you nominated !!-- I voted--crossed my fingers --put on a mojo spell and was delighted when I saw you prevail --you are an amazing artist !! and the voting was bang on !!! your art at the ZBrush gallery is always a superb treat !!! Way to Go !

By: TheWingedOne on 10/7/03
Congrats Steve for being voted as AOM - very well deserved! I enjoyed watching your works from the very beginning and I'm looking forward to your next ones. Keep on (Z)Brushing! :)

By: Mahlikus on 10/7/03
I too believe our images are extremely well done. Compositions, modeling, lighting..everything. It has been nothing short of awe-inspiring every time I view your work. I also can't thank you enough for the tastier inner its @ ZBC. Cheers buddy! Keep up the amazing work!

By: Tanialmeida on 10/8/03
i trully love your art and definitly voted AOM does trully makes it justice, keep it up!!!!

By: Cimerone on 10/8/03
I have admired your work for ages, I cant even open ZBrush without passing out lol. So I greatly admire your talent!

By: A_ on 10/8/03
Congrats! I think your work is awesome, even though I know nothing of z-brush. Keep it up! :)

By: Stargo on 10/8/03
Congratulations Steve.
I like your images a lot.

By: Ron_Harris on 10/8/03
The man, the myth, the legend...Your work is always enjoyable...a unique styling and great clarity in your imagery. Kudos

By: SeanE on 10/9/03
To quote Maxwell Smart..."Missed it by *that* much!..." (I came 2nd this month) - anyway, congratulations and there's always next year!...bwhahaha!

By: Teyon on 10/10/03
Yay! I'm so glad you won, Steve! Your artwork alone has sold more copies of ZBrush than anyone could have hoped for. You really know how to show the program's versatility. Love your style and the interesting themes you bring to your work.

By: dpoosch on 10/10/03
Thanks for taking 3D art to a new height....your work is excellent...consistantly. And your style is easily recognized. And I clean uo is great....sold all my airbrushes.

By: linkinpark on 10/10/03
Congratulations,really well deserved AOM!!!Your work is really briliant,never saw such a great Z-Brush images! ;)


By: iceblademush on 10/12/03
Congratulations, you deserve it!
But you just need to post more often, so i can get my Stevie-rae fix!

By: kennyliu on 10/12/03
Congratulation, fine works you have!

By: juliowassaf on 10/13/03
Congratulations Steve.
Your works is awesome

By: zfigure7 on 10/14/03
Great work Steve, your stuff is incredible, thanx for inspiring our next gen....

By: sloth on 10/15/03
WOW !!!!!...

By: tricksta on 10/17/03
I first discovered your work in the book Expose 1 - Finest Digital Art in the Know Universe ( i very much recomend ;-)I was hooked to your work straight away!

YOU are a Inspiration to all budding digi artists!

Thank You

By: Vidar on 10/18/03
YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By: loganarts on 10/22/03
Hey man,

Trully amazing work and a reference for sure.

Z-Brush is a trully revolutionary tool and uve mastered it.



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