2000 November's Featured Artist--Syyd Raven
November 6, 2000 1:47 pm
Great story,i really like your images,and agree that the digatal arts need more attention and respect from the non-digital visual art realm..hope that comes into being some day.with sites and interest that renderosity promotes i believe that will help..keep up the great work..
Congratulations Sis, I just woke up and my day starts so wonderfull....Now seriously I admire You and there could not be a better choice. I am very proud that I have such a talented Sis, You have always been great inspiration for me. You are the best, thank You for all You have said to me and for Your support, I love You....Sis
Hear hear! to the comments about digital work being unrecognized in the fine arts community. Just try going to your fine arts council for a grant to support your art and time how fast you get thrown out on your ear. I wonder if I made 16 x 32 prints of my work and hung them in a gallery they'd change their minds? Photography was not a recognized art form 80 years ago... I hope we don't have to wait that long.
Once upon a time I was chatting to Syyd on ICQ. At that time she had about 10 renders in the gallery here. She was learning Poser and Bryce and thinking hard on the learning curve of Photoshop. I made to her a prediction. I told her that one day soon she would be considered one of the best digital 'Fine Artists' on the internet. I think she laughed and said..."No, no, no... Anyway Syyd, I had the last laugh 'cos I was right. You deserve this immenseley. I can not congratulate you more. 'SYYD RAVEN, THIS IS YOUR LIFE!!!! LOL... You are my No1... From your No1 fan... Colm...XXX
Congradulations Syyd!!!..this is a "very" deserved honoring of you...you have worked 'very' hard..so you get this award!!..but!..there will be more to come...You have uplifed Renderosity with your presence let a lone your art...Your art is inspiring and your support and honoring of others is also inspiring...I have seen your support of others all over this site...and beyond...You have a "SOUL" quality that shines out into this community...we are all thankful that you are here...and I am glad I know you...thanks for all you have given......
First of all I would like to say... a better choice could not have been made.. your work to me is outstanding always pushing the edge... I enjoyed reading your comments and thoughts about CG Art. I have strong feelings about this subject myself and here is a definition of Art that I like.. "A product of creativity that communicates something, causes the viewer to question, and evokes an emotional response." It says nothing about the media used..CG art is here to stay and as we artists create the Art that meets the definition above it will become more accepted as the true art form that it is... I am very flattered that you mentioned me in your list I am truly honoured that you think that... and again congrats Syyd..
Syd, you are a great artist...speaking as a classically trained artists myself...don't listen to others regarding what is and is not art. Just do it. Your stuff is great and I hope to learn alot from you. I have only been doing 3d for about 7 months now...still learning and I am so glad I found Renderosity and work like yours to inspire me! Congrats!
Syyd, my heartfelt congragulations! You do amazing work, and are a delight to correspond to in email too =) Thanks again for all your great work, and I look forward to seeing what you come up with in the future, its garaunteed to be something inspiring! Falcon
Hi Syyd, sincerest congratulations, to you and your artwork! (Seems, that the bot-monster didnt like my elaborate kudos from 11/07, thus, I will keep it much shorter, today). You deserve that acknowledgement: for your artwork, for what you achieved with your incredible textures, for your generous and helpful advice and assistance and numerous other reasons! Places like Renderosity and 3D Commune, actually members like you, always inspire us and help us, to improve our own works. Glad to know an artist like you and its always a pleasure, to look at your wonderful artworks! Cheers, Hubert
Congrats. Your work is defenitley great. I think however that maybe "real artists" such as painters have a valid position when they don't think of 3D artists as artists. True enough you and others here are great at what you do. But aside from learning how to use the programs and learning how to create objects, I think maybe the 3Dartist has it a bit easier. The first reason is, a painter has no light source. He has to creat the illusion of light and shadows with his paint. Where as a 3D artist has a built in light source and therefore enhansing shadows are not always necessary.I doubt that a person who has never studied anatomy or sculpture, could very successfully sculpt a 3D torso. They could come close but it would be less than perfect. Also, true a painter or sculpter could not jump right in a do great work until they learned the programs but they have the vast advantage in already understanding how one can use paint to create an image or how one needs to shape an object. Your Old man picture is indeed awesome. But could you do it from scratch. No premade textures, no 3D objects, no poser figures to start? Awesome if you can and I suspect that you could. Running out of space..contiued on following post...
Some painters do make a lightly drawn sketch on their canvas first but they also drew that from scratch. Still thoughis a 3D artist an artist? I think so and yet I don't. Its sort like is a real musician better than an electronic musician? In some ways by leaps and bounds. Infact I would say by most ways. Real musicians argue that the electronic musician isn't really physically making the musical sounds. But hey a musician who uses pics or those glass tubes isn't either. For instruments that require on to hit a device first like a piano key, Yes, they are indeed musicians Real musicians offere greater "feel" in their musican because they can control every aspect. An electronic musician is however, limited to what they can control. I'm not bashing anybody here. your all great. I could only wish to be so good. Back again.....But I do think that artists using traditional mediums have abilities leaps and bounds greater than ours. Although I'll admit. Picasso is one of the crappiest artist I've seen. At least if I've seen all his works. Didn't he only do those images that look like a 3rd grader drew them(eyes on the same side of face)? JanP
Jan, thank you for your very valid comment and opinion. I believe the problem is, in acceptance versus work technique. You also bring a valid point up about classically trained musicians, versus an electronic musician as another dichotomous (if there is such a word) example. A three d artist may have a built in light source in certain programs, but does he possess the knowledge to use it effectively? As far as creating shadows and light, I use color, that I put in myself, and as an example, I am working on an image now, using a graphire pen, and I am building a cape by hand..This requires the same skill a fine artist would use..I am depending on color, and its tone, to depict an image of a cape, that I sketched onto a rendering. We could debate this issue for days, and I would love to. Healthy discussion and differing opinion simply make us think. As far as Picasso is concerned, it may not be to your liking, but you must understand that this man was an innovator. With that in mind, 3d artists are innovators, in and of themselves, and its a whole new ball game. We seek to gain acceptance, not to criticize or detract from the forefathers of Fine Art. Thanks again for your comments. Thanks to everyone, for your support, I am amazed and moved.