September 2013 Artist of the Month - RGUS

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Each month the Renderosity community votes on the Renderosity Artist Of The Month [AOM] ... September's AOM is RGUS!

We congratulate RGUS for an outstanding collection of works in the Poser Gallery!

Who is 'RGUS' ?

He's an old bloke in New Zealand... working as a structural draftsman during the day in structural engineering drawings on computer screens... by night and weekends he moves over to the world of fantasy and realistic rendering.

How long now have you been working in digital art?

A very long time by today's standards... look at my gallery, the first image is about when I sarted.


My Love is All Over


Do you have any traditional art experience?

Nope... but I look a lot at the galleries, the best teacher is looking at other peoples' work.

What are you currently working on?

Believe it or not... A German girl in uniform with a bomb in her hand... but, seriously... I get asked to do so many commissions and images for people, I just can't decide what to start on next.


Don't Go Down to the Woods Today


Who, or what, inspires you?

So many great artist... Fabiana, Twingo, oh... just so many... even the first time poster to the gallery gives me inspiration, they create a view of fantasy that I may not have explored.

What software is in your digital toolset aside from Poser, and why?

Of course Poser Pro (64bit) and just recently Octane Renderer, the firefly just doesn't do it for me anymore.

What do you enjoy about Poser?

It's the interface to fantasy land... it's so flexible, it's so responsive, and these days quite forgiving when you muck something up.


Two's Company


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

None and all... it's a living series of experiences with packs, characters and textures. My image "Summer" has the highest views and ratings... I really should do this image again with what I've learnt to date, it was done so long ago, but still holds as the milestone to me and a lot of people.

Do you have any tips you would be willing to share on the software you use?

Tips? Hmmmm... as I've always said... with Poser, spin the lights, rotate the camera and play, play, play... in every scene there is that one perfect frame.


Songs in the key of Life


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

It's helped immeasurably, I've met so, so many people that have come and gone, fallen in and out of love with me and have been so generous with their time and product efforts.

Do you have any parting comments, or advice for other artists?

Make sure your bank manager understands your addiction. I guess the best advice is... don't expect every image that you do will be a masterpiece, be admired and get you on the charts. If you love what you do, have the time and dedication to apply to Poser... the images will come naturally. You know... best thing about Poser... is getting lost in yourself and that elusive image sitting in the screen somewhere, you will find that scene, just takes a little practice and time.

We invite you to have a further look at RGUS' Renderosity Gallery!

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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 page.

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Member Opinions:
By: Pierrot_Lunaire on 9/2/13
I like the elegance on the style of this artist, congrats!

By: twingo on 9/2/13
Congrats Deane a well deserved award.

By: GrayCloudDesign on 9/2/13
Congratulations, your artwork is amazing!!!

By: GrandmaT on 9/2/13
A well deserved honor for Deane!

By: Mihrelle on 9/2/13
Congratulations Deane, really well deserved !

By: Drakkendark on 9/2/13
Now we are just waiting for artist of the year, decade, and ever. Excellent work and inspirational. My Jazz teacher once told me that when learning art, I should imitate the source. You are the source.

By: Rhett55 on 9/2/13
Congratulations Deane! Well deserved.

By: calum5 on 9/2/13
Well done mate , glad sense prevailed and your amazing obvious artistic skill's took the title ! Well deserved on your 2nd award :) hugs lol

By: Gisela on 9/2/13
He is Great.

By: StuartB on 9/2/13
Congratulations RGUS.
A very deserving winner.

By: Acadia on 9/3/13
Congrats! Well deserved!!

By: Shaylea on 9/4/13
Congratulations,well deserved!

By: RubyT on 9/4/13
Awesome and well deserved!

By: Val3dArt on 9/4/13
The quality of your renders and your great taste is always top notch Dean! Congratulations for this well deserved award! We shared one of your renders on our Facebook fanpage to let our customers know about this :) *Cheers*

By: npauling on 9/4/13
Congratulations on this achievement it is so well deserved. Your images are always so real looking.

By: mmc069 on 9/4/13
Your renders are amazing. Not only amazing, but you are an inspiration to us all! Congratulations.

By: arlivre on 9/5/13
Stunningly elegant artistry all-round ! Most deserved award, congratulations !

By: parrotdolphin on 9/5/13
Yeah, baby! Yeah!

By: ThetaGraphics on 9/5/13
Congrats RGUS!! ;-)

By: scooby37 on 9/6/13
Your work always inspires and makes my day everytime I see you work. A well deserved award and I would not be suprised to see your name here again and again. Well done my friend. Keep up the good work.

By: vyktohria on 9/7/13
Deane! This is freakin' GREAT!!! Congrats, my well deserved!!

By: visualgirl on 9/8/13
Congrats! Have enjoyed your images for years. Well deserved!

By: Godin on 9/8/13
Congratulations Deane!! I love your art!! and this is very much Deserverd! Your art is Outstanding! :)

By: meipe on 9/10/13
Well done!!! :)

By: Belladzines on 9/10/13
congrats mate!!!

By: svdl on 9/10/13
Congrats Deane! Always loved your images - and your wicked sense of humor. Kudos!

By: P3D-Art on 9/11/13
I remember you where Artist of the Month when I first started here years ago .. And here you are again still having it!! Big congratz Deane .. you're a rolemodel of a true artist!

By: Propschick on 9/12/13
Congrats ! :)

By: SaintFox on 9/14/13
I'm late - but however: Congrats Deane - you know you're my hero and so is your art: Always hero, never zero!!

By: savanna on 9/15/13
Congrats ! :)
Herzlichen Glueckwunsch :)

By: chicorudo on 9/15/13
congrat rgus you are the best artis in realistic renders keep doing good renderings

By: doarte on 9/16/13
Congratulations Deane, so well deserved...Bravo & Applause

By: UteBigSmile on 9/18/13
Congratulations, your artwork is amazing!

By: morganahope on 9/18/13
'm one of the people who come and go but I always try to visit the gallery of Deane as the high quality of his art are an inspiration to me! Congratulations because you deserved honor!

By: PenelopeFlynn on 9/18/13
Gorgeous work. As I was reading the interview you mentioned Octane Renderer I checked out the site and thought to myself, "Why the heck didn't I know about this?!" If the above is the results you get, that Octane Renderer is DEFINITELY on my "to get" list on the off chance that I can even get close!

By: PhilW on 9/18/13
My all time Fav artist on Renderosity - period!

By: ilona on 9/19/13
There you go AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!! So deserved hon.. congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!

By: Iefke on 9/19/13
Congrats Deane, you are my all time favorite Poser artist.

By: Amaranth on 9/22/13
If one deserves it, it's you ! :)

By: JenniSjoberg on 9/24/13
Very well deserved! Big Congrats! :)

By: P3Design on 9/24/13
Congrats, this is well deserved, I love your little artworks :)

By: SissyB on 9/24/13
yeah!! congratulations!! :)

By: richardson on 9/26/13
Korka for the hardest working Kiwi at Rendo. Sorry about the Auld Mug. Next time

By: SFSqLdr on 9/29/13
Congratulations, my friend! I knew all those beautiful pics would get the recognition they deserve! Your art is both inspired and inspiring!

~ SFSqLdr, aka Runemaster

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