November 2011 Vendor of the Month - Ironman13

Related: Ironman13, VOM

Congratulations to Ironman13 for being Renderosity's Vendor of the Month for November!

First off, tell us a little bit about yourself. Who is "Ironman13"?

I'm a 25 year old ex-chef from Oregon, somewhat of a movie buff, I love the natural environment where I live and food, I love food, LOL!

You've had the honor of Vendor Of the Month once before. To what do you credit your continued success?

Long work hours, of course - sometimes 10-12 hours a day. I listen to the customers' feedback and try to respond with improvements to my products. I like to spend a considerable amount of time thinking things through before I set out on making a product. I can also be very meticulous and a bit of a perfectionist when making a product.

How long have you been involved in digital art?

About 4 years now. Previously, I did my art using traditional media.

What software is currently in your digital toolset and why?

I use Modo, Photoshop CS5, 3DCoat, ZBrush, Carrara, Hexagon, Genetica, Silo, Blacksmith3D, Poser Pro 2010/2012, and Daz Studio 3&4. I spend most of my time in Modo, 3Dcoat and Photoshop. Photoshop for texturing and ad making. Modo is an extremely flexible modeler and also has weightmap support and excellent UV mapping capabilities. 3DCoat allows me to relax and sculpt and paint with a considerable amount of freedom.

What originally made you decide to become a vendor?

I live in a small town and was laid off. There were not many work opportunities, so I decided to make my hobby my career.

What are you currently working on?

Right now, I'm working on a terrain set that will probably be out by the time this interview goes out, lol. I just finished a video tutorial, and I have a couple of pose packs in the works. I also have some more Scene Enhancements, which is a new series I started where I make sets of eclectic props, because I believe a nice sculpted item added to a scene can really enhance people's art and I'd like to give them a variety of things to choose from.

Through the creation process, from inception to finalization of the product, what is your favorite part and why?

I love to make the ads for the products and see the creation really come together. This is where I also make some last minute adjustments to make sure every product is easy to use for the customer.

You've also collaborated in the past with other vendors. How was the collaborative process for you?

I enjoy collaborating with other vendors. I believe everyone brings a unique perspective and skill to the table. It's enjoyable to talk with others on Skype, or chat while I'm working, and we gain inspiration from each other while also sharing knowledge.

What do you enjoy doing when you're not hard at work creating great content?

Watch movies, play xbox, hang out in the jacuzzi, cook, and I'm getting into digital cameras, so I spend some time outside taking photos.

Do you have any final words or advice for other digital artists or vendors?

Definitely getting up and moving around after sitting in front of the computer for awhile is very important. It keeps your energy level high.

Don't be afraid to put some time into thinking about your products, spend a good deal of time on promos - you can never have a good enough promo. Consider your customers' opinions.

I know it's been said before, but find yourself a niche, something new and unique. Try looking for a hole in the market and then make that your specialty. Always keep learning and don't be afraid to ask questions. If people don't like your product, don't take it personally, it doesn't mean your next one won't be a hit!

I'd like to thank all of my loyal customers and the staff at Renderosity for giving me an opportunity to make a living doing what I love :)


Make sure you stop in and visit the Vendor of the Month's

Store in the MarketPlace
Home Page
Art Gallery

Tags: Ironman13, VOM

Member Opinions:
By: Kazam561 on 11/1/11
Congratulations and well deserved! :D

By: reine_de_style on 11/2/11
congratulations! :)

By: Godin on 11/2/11
Congratulations and so very well deservered!! :))

By: powerage on 11/2/11
Congrats :)

By: Xameva on 11/2/11
Congrats! :)

By: vapo on 11/2/11
Congratulations! I've bought many of your products and I'm using them, mainly partial poses, in nearly every render I do... Well deserved nomination and gain!!!

By: 3dstories on 11/2/11
Great Vendor, fun items.

By: BIPOLARTWO on 11/2/11
Another great choice for vendor of the month...well done

By: shorterbus on 11/2/11

By: jeanne_50 on 11/2/11
Keep up on doing the good work. :)

Love, Jeanne

By: Eganko on 11/2/11

By: Anagord on 11/2/11

By: Raindroptheelf on 11/2/11
Congratulations my friend, well deserved

By: NeoAnimeHaven on 11/2/11

By: Biscuits on 11/3/11
Congratulations! Thumbs up!

By: MarkR151 on 11/4/11

Beautiful girl at the computer up there.
Any poser models based on her yet?

By: SSfromM12 on 11/4/11
Excellent work i13. You are out standing in your field. Three thumbs up !!!

By: Roxam on 11/4/11
Congratulations, and thank you for so generously sharing your wonderful talent and great craftsmanship.

By: fireknght2 on 11/5/11
Whoa all the times I bought products from Ironman13 I swore it was a man in that Armour...low and behold a beautiful young lady emerges as the WOMAN behind the Armour. Fantastic products and artwork

By: arat on 11/5/11

By: Navi on 11/5/11
Congratulations, this is well deserved ! :)
Fantastic pose sets.

By: fuegoricky on 11/5/11
IronMAN13?! MAN?! That's the only surprise for me. Great products and talent, and recognition well-deserved. But your Username? That gave me a giggle. :)

By: 1971s on 11/6/11

Amazing work!!!

By: HeavensBlonde on 11/6/11
Just wonderful, amazing and so glad you won...

By: Madbat on 11/7/11
Grats on getting VOM, very well deserved. I don't post even half of what I render, but 90% of the time, one of your poses (or lights) is in there in some fashion.

By: KimberlyC on 11/7/11
Congrats! Well deserved!

By: renapd on 11/8/11
Definately well deserved to one of the most creative and "younger" people in Poser community.
Hear it from an old fox.. "You Rock Girl!" :)

By: Darren666 on 11/8/11
A Big Congratulations!!!, You Are A Deserved Winner and Your Products Are Very Beautiful and Versatile, You Have A Wise Head On Young Shoulders and I Love All Your Profile Pictures, Thank-you Also For Your Fantastic Freebies. ;~)

By: hameleon on 11/9/11
Congratulations! :)

By: StudioArtVartanian on 11/9/11
Big congrats!!!!!Very well diserved!!!
Keep up the amazing work!!!!

By: HandspanStudios on 11/9/11
Congratulations, love your work!

By: Kazam561 on 11/9/11
Congratulations! Great work! Also love the hat in the picture :)

By: Scorpiomoon on 11/10/11
Congratulations! I love your work!

By: Pierrot_Lunaire on 11/11/11
I like your works, congrats!

By: tsarist on 11/11/11
IronMan is a woman!? Cool, I would never have known. Well, no matter, you do GREAT work. I have a number of your sets and they are excellent, well thought out and saves me a TON of time. Thanks and Congrats!

By: yakchat on 11/15/11
Congratulations... very well deserved...Your products are awesome and I am always soooo happy with my purchases...and look forward to future products in your store :-)

By: Morf on 11/16/11
Very well deserved, great products with amazing attention to detail.

By: wlmay33 on 11/22/11
Outstanding!!! I became a big fan of yours last year (and have LOTS of your creations). I expect to get more soon. Congratulations! Well Deserved!

By: toads on 11/22/11
If there is one thing you can be sure of when you buy an of Ironman13 product, it's that you will never need to ask for a refund, and then wonder why you got it at such a good price! Thanks for all the hard work and excellent products, and thank you for chipping in with DCC's prize! WE LOVE YOU!

By: Connatic on 11/25/11
Bravo! I have many of your excellent products!

By: Khushrenada on 11/27/11
I've bought a lot of your products,and they have always been great,never had a regret over them :)

By: DiabeticG on 11/29/11
Great Pose Work for Poser Pro. I have purchases many of your packages.

By: thatbumzzz on 12/1/11
Congrats, you and your products are awesome!

By: renecyberdoc on 12/1/11
excellent and well deserved one of my fav vendors.congratzzzzzzzzzzzz.

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