Hi. This is Zuri. Also known in other circles as ZPenUmbra, Spookeriffic and Spooky.
Here on Renderosity I have a partial gallery of my most favorite images. A more complete gallery can be seen on DeviantArt at http://spookeriffic.deviantart.com
Art prints of a majority of my work can be purchased at http://spookeriffic.deviantart.com/store and other gift merchandise can be seen at http://www.cafepress.com/spookerifficBIOI've got a BFA in Illustration, and work professionally as a Graphic Designer for a major newspaper. A chance meeting with "Olivia" at a comic convention in 1993 set me on the path to creating pin-up artwork, a dream finally realized when I started using Poser last year. My addiction to vinyl and platform shoes fuels my constant addiction to Poser and Photoshop Pin-up art.
Yes, as of 2005 I have begun to watermark my images. Why? For a number of reasons. A good number of artists both on Renderosity, DeviantArt, and the web in general - some good friends of mine - have gotten their art 'ripped' in one way or another. DeviantArt has been pushing a watermarking movement on their site, and I will be carrying it over to the images I post here (since they are in fact the same images). An artist needs to be pro-active in protecting their rights and the rights of their work. The watermarks are not there to disrupt your ability to view the image - and I'd love to not have them there - but for the time being it's a necessary evil.
If you are interested in learning more, you can visit DA's watermarking page here: http://watermarks.deviantart.com/