Hi! Thanks for stopping by my home in Renderosity. My name is Tori Beveridge aka Tori B, although some of you may know me better as Cru of Cruzines and the former Creative Cafe. I am a fantasy and fairy artist who began using Poser 5 in May of 2005 and quickly became hooked. This really surprised me, as, to be honest, I was not a big fan of Poser/3D art, although I could appreciate it. I now have a much larger appreciation, eye and love for it. I still, however, prefer a more painted look in CG art and so I am learning to paint.
Tools of The Trade: Poser 7 and Poser 5 for testing, PS Elements, PSP 8, Painter, my wacom tablet, and my cameras. I also work with other people's stock photos and enjoy doing photomanipulations. I enjoy playing with morphs and digitally "sculpting" the Poser models. I dream of the day when I can afford ZBrush.
Life outside of art?
I am the proud mother of two wonderful young adults, stepmother to another, and wife of the most fascinating and fantastic man. We have 7 cats.. yes, I am that crazy cat lady you made fun of as a child... and a chow/rott mix and an english bulldog. I enjoy reading, learning, walks with the dog, needlework, folk art, the ballet, dancing, playing computer games, rpg and writing fantasy stories, gardening, cooking and baking, watching movies, good wine, and too many other things to list here.
Cruzines - My hopelessly unfinished website ( I need more time! or a good webdeigner... contact me! )
My DA Gallery , where you'll find art not displayed here and archival quality prints for sale in My Print Shop
My art blog, Cruzines
At Home With Tori - Blog about my life in the country
Avatars of my art are available on AllAvatars.com Please feel free to use them.
I am licensed with Artistic Dreams Imaging so if you are a PSP tagger or stationery designer or digital scrapper, you'll find tubes of my art there.
I am an EMG Portrait Adoption Artist If you are looking for the perfect portrait for your Role Play/Game character, you may adopt a portrait, or submit a description for a custom made one.
I also have items, such as window clings, key rings, stickers, t-shirts, prints etc. of my more popular fantasy art, for sale in the Ellen Million Graphics Store
Cruzines at CafePress More t-shirts, magnets, stickers, mugs, posters, calendars, clocks, etc.
Commissions are open. Please email me.