April 2013 Vendor of the Month - danae

April 1, 2013 11:25 pm

Tags: danae, VOM

file_493402.jpgCongratulations to danae for being Renderosity's Vendor of the Month for April!

Who is 'danae'?

I am a 36 year old designer artist living in Athens, Greece with my wonderful husband, my 4 year old son, and a 7 year old Border Collie. I have worked on film and Television, Art Direction, Interior and Industrial Design, and as a Digital artist. I love reading, watching anything with costumes and period drama, hanging out in my home office and planning my next project, which ranges from historical embroidery and painting to making our own furniture. I love to combine the old with the new and  I am always fascinated by the history behind antique objects.

I dread having to explain to people what I do as a digital artist because usually I get blank stares or long pauses followed by something like “…so you do, um, dolls?” So, if anyone has a nice and condensed way of explaining what we do, I would be forever grateful if they could share!

How long have you been involved in digital art?

I have just realized that it has been 10 years since my first vendor of the month, so I am estimating around 12-13 years in 3D and about 15 years in digital art in general. What always fascinated me in digital art is that, with the right amount of knowledge, you can create almost anything you imagine.

What made you decide to become a Vendor?

I remember admiring the products and work of other people and vendors and giving it a try for myself. My first product, a character, was soon released and I knew then that this was something I wanted to spend more time on. It wasn’t just selling that interested me, but the whole creative process and especially the constant learning, trying and discovering that drew me to it.

What are you currently working on?

I am working on a Light set and a couple of more characters. I hope I will be trying on creating a male character for the first time. There is a constant search for ways to create realistic hair that will not be too memory consuming but there is still a long way to go.

I am hoping to create a V4 “Athena” or “Athens” soon as well – despite all the problems and its flaws – it still is my favorite city in the world…it’s home.

There is also a lot of experimenting with new software (new for me) and Poser in search for something new. I don’t know what that will be and I believe that if we are to bring anything new, we have to collaborate with each other and use all the great minds and talents here.

What software is currently in your digital toolset and why?

Photoshop, Cinema 4D, and Poser, of course. These are my staples as far as product creation is concerned.

Could you list any current favorites among the products you've created and tell us a bit about their creation?

Dublin is one of my favorites because when she was created, there was finally a chance to utilize Poser’s new SSS feature, something I had been envying on other software for years.

London, because I love English Roses.

Rio, because she reminds me of everything great that is Brazilian, from the people to the food and music.

Do you have any advice for aspiring Digital Content Developers?

Just do what you like to do and what you would like using yourself.  Read and ask around and spend many, many hours through trial and errors.

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

The community has generously provided me all these years with an abundance of knowledge. If you are willing, you will learn. I have also made some wonderful friends here even though they might be thousands of miles away.

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

I would like to thank all the people who have offered me help, knowledge and advice. I cannot be thankful enough for all the help I have received these past years from people truly wishing to share their tips, their art or even their kindness.  A huge thank you to all my customers and the people who wrote in just to say "hi" or some nice words. They have made this one of the best jobs possible.

Kind Regards,



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Article Comments

linwhite ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 02 April 2013

This is good, very good. You so deserve the recognition for your artism and skill. Congratulations!!!

nefertiabet ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 02 April 2013

Congratulations!!! Beautiful characteren, Bravo!!!

fractalartist01 ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 03 April 2013

Well deserved! Your characters are VERY natural looking!! Congratulations. :)

RING12 ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 03 April 2013

The best female characters I've seen.

Turtle ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 03 April 2013

I love my new Dubllin.Bravo, I agree with Linda.

Pygmee ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 04 April 2013

Very well deserved. Six years ago, I fell in love for Milan. Thank you again !

Rendarius ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 08 April 2013

Your characters are brilliant! Finally models that are believable as well as beautiful. Thank you!

richardson ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 08 April 2013

...I know that blank stare and try to avoid the subject altogether. ;) I'm glad for your VOM. You had me from Manhattan. Really looking forward to a first male sometime soon, too. Should be easy for you.

P3Design ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 08 April 2013

Congratulations, very well deserved, I love your realistic character's textures and morphs! :)

jeanne_50 ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 08 April 2013

Congratulations! I love your characters. :)

renapd ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 08 April 2013

True talent always finds its way to shine! Most well deserved honor! :)

arat ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 08 April 2013

very talented artist, I really love Dublin and plan on buying when finances run to it...

Trouble ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 08 April 2013

Well deserved! Your characters are gorgeous and render beautifully! Congratulations

Mihrelle ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 09 April 2013

Congratulations on being vendor of the month, extremely well deserved!

Shaylea ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 09 April 2013


Godin ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 09 April 2013

Congratulations, very well deserved!! I love your girls! they are gorgeous and so real looking :)

martial ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 09 April 2013

Thanks a lot for yours products Rio and London(recently bought) are my favorites

scooby37 ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 09 April 2013

Well done Danae, a well deserved accolade. You constantly push the boundaries in realism in your characters and they all look amazing. Long may you continue. Thank you.

Morrighan ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 10 April 2013

Congratulation sweety :-) you deserve the title :-). I'm very happy for this and for you ^_^ ciao kisses Orietta

DreamlandModels ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 10 April 2013

Hi Danae, You really deserve it girl! Wonderful work indeed! Tom

savanna ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 11 April 2013

Gratulation :) Wunderschöne Arbeit :)

addy ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 12 April 2013

Congratulations! Your work is always amazing :)

Anagord ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 13 April 2013


MarciaGomes ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 13 April 2013

Congratulações,seus produtos são maravilhosos você é muito talentosa.

jartz ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 13 April 2013

Congratulations on such a talented artist such as yourself -- Well deserved, from a satisfied long-time customer.

Leilana ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 14 April 2013

Congratulations!!! I like your works very much!

Picabia ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 15 April 2013

Magnifique travail, j'attends avec impatience vos premiers hommes.

robinsk1 ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 15 April 2013

Congratulations! Well deserved.

vvm ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 16 April 2013


calico1 ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 16 April 2013

Your characters set the mark everyone follows. Great work and nice job!