is our Vendor of the Month for October 2019. Sveva joined Renderosity in 2003 and with talent/hard work has become one of the most successful vendors at the site. She currently has over 1600 followers. Sveva frequently teams up with other vendors to collaborate on marketplace items. Lilflame is one of her main co-creators.
Sveva has won numerous awards for her work as a vendor at Renderosity. We have interviewed her several times. This time we've tried to ask questions about things she hasn't addressed in her work or creative process. Our thanks to Sveva for taking time out of her very busy schedule to help us out.
Also, please watch the video gallery we've create from Sveva's marketplace store and personal gallery. Congratulations, Sveva, and happy Halloween!
Interview with Sveva
Renderosity: Tell me about your current projects. What are they?
Sveva: Well - one word here - ITS HALLOWEEN month!!! Many projects this month are Halloween or gothic themed!
How do you decide on what to create for future projects? Do you do research?
Sveva: Well, I don’t have much control on this you see, I’m usually forced to do what my head tells me. Or you could say my “muse” tells me what to do, sounds cliche but I guess that’s what it is. So, it’s hard for me to get into something I don’t want to do, plus having ADHD like my son, many projects get abandoned as I find something else that catches my attention and it’s hard to stay focused for too long on one thing. It’s also why a lot of the clothing I make or do an add on for is 1-2 pieces, my attention span is short! Lol!
Also, I do what my partner does; so if Lilflame does an outfit I do the add on, unless it doesn’t need one, but 99% of the time I just do what she hands me and I’m happy for that because it means I’ve usually got something going on and she’s not only a partner she’s one of my best friends. We get on really well, we have worked together for years now. Sometimes she has me do the base textures plus I make the add ons that’s always fun, but a lot of work.
I go with what I feel like doing and what my partner has for me and I like it that way. I’m good with that!
How do you keep yourself fresh as an artist?
I shower daily. I use dove deodorant.
I also like looking at the Renderosity market place and other art sites - any form of art be it video games, visual, movies, TV, even books etc is an inspiration that can trigger an new idea. I read every night, mostly psych thrillers, horror, suspense and mystery. But not with detectives and I am not crazy for those types. I have actually starting writing more but it’s slow going since all my time and energy goes into my Rendo shop, my kids, and my small backyard “farm” where I have 6 or so chickens, a big rooster, and 3-4 coops of quail I raise and hatch for different reasons. I’m extremely busy.
Has any new technology made a difference to you?
Sveva: Yes, I can greatly appreciate the all the new programs, the updates, the new faster iPhone 11 Pro that I just upgraded to, I use it mostly to Skype my partner and other friends regarding work. I mostly talk about work, and animals, and work, and books, and more animals....my favorite bit of tech is my beautiful Maingear PC. It’s a beast and I love it. I also love my big gorgeous monitor, I only use Samsung, and I only use Razor for keyboard/mouse and of course they color change which is essential to work in some way I’m sure of it.
What do you think of the new Poser 11.2 release? Do you have any specific things you want Renderosity to fix/improve in future releases?
Sveva: I think it’s FABULOUS that Rendo has picked up Poser and is making steps to improvement and to bring that program back to life. It’s great it’s fantastic. Rendo is good people. I don’t have any specific things to add but I would like working in Poser to be a bit easier, I guess? Working in DS is very easy.
Last question: what is one of your favorite recent creations and how did you come up with it?
Sveva: Well, my partner just released an outfit called Corruption- it’s a gorgeous dForce outfit and I did an add on for that I think it came out really nice, also the add on for my partners Impact Outfit, Illusions that one came out really cool too. Sometimes I think I have zero ideas but I always seem to manage somehow lol!