August 2002 Artist of the Month Nominees

audre · August 2, 2002 10:51 pm

This Month's Catagories are: 2D & Photography

So, who is up for nomination this month?

Okay, here they are in alphabetical order (click on a thumbnail to be taken to their Renderosity Gallery):










Michelle A.















Click here to see cneofotistos' -August '02 Artist Of The Month interview

Article Comments

MoxieGraphix ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 03 August 2002

Again, so many excellent choices, makes it difficult to vote!

Slynky ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 03 August 2002

12 entrants, and a grand total of two photographers. Gee, great diversity here.

mysnapz ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 03 August 2002

Glad I found this page before it was all over, A very hard choice and a nice illustration on how photography is slowly merging into 2D art. Some fantastic work here do take the time to look. :O)

merbliss ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 03 August 2002

"Photography merging into 2d art"? Personally I think it is unfair to lump the two mediums together, as they are very much a seperate creative process. You may as well have a competition between Poser and Paintshop Pro.

Aaronius ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 04 August 2002

I have to think that there is some convergence between the two. At least on the 2D side of things. Alot of people use photos as base textures and focal points in a '2D' image. Anyways, I'm a little saddened that some of us vector monkeys weren't nominated. Check mono, akrilico, Rohyphnol, Brains etc.... Never mind. Atleast there's NEXT August....

runswithwind ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 04 August 2002

Aloha I have to say I am very surprised to see my stuff here. I assume some of the photography comments are about my "2d" art... I am one who really could care less what is used to make an image... in the end it is ALL 2d art, unless it is a sculpture of something truly "3d" Years ago when I first started airbrushing, it was "cheating" and wasn't considered real art, now computer art is "cheating" to the airbrushers and I get the feeling some think photography is "cheating" when it comes to computer art! Just for the record, I use every tool I have, from a pencil and airbrush to a photo to poser and Z brush... I am happy folks like my art") I make no excuses about using photos,poser,painter,paint shop pro,photo paint,photo impact 6,photo shop, image composer, illustrator, draw, z brush and my oldest friend painter classic....cannot forget brother, all in one image! Images are the deal, how we get there is not so important")

skoonz ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 04 August 2002

i'm a photgrapher as well as a 2d artist slynky - i think a few here probably are both.... and wow at being nominated - thans!

UrbanEspionage ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 04 August 2002

Truely merging those 2 mediums was totaly uncalled for, How can you compare someones artistic ability in paint/Drawing etc, to someone going out with a camera to take a picture, I still love the photgrapy art posted by many of renderosities artists, and I am truely sadenned that I was unable to vote for more than one artist! (Hope i do not cause any uproar)

guigui ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 05 August 2002

Nice job for all of them. Yeah!!

sagestl ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 05 August 2002

McF's character renders are fantastic!

Slynky ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 05 August 2002

if this was something like Poser/Lightwave month, and 10 of the 12 entratns were more than predominantly all lightwave, the people would scream bloody murder. Saying it's "all 2d in the end" is an overused cliche. noir, i know you're a photographer, but the primary focus of your work is the 2D media aspect. Out of the 12 entrants, only one of them's prime focus is photography (with 1 or 2 being 50/50). Image ARE the deal, however, having an unfair representation of a month's AOM, one as lopsidedly unfairly represented as this month's, people would scream bloody murder if it was Poser being left out, and god forbid I have to end up comparing this to something like racial discrimination (i said COMPARE, not that they were the same). For the record, I am accusing the aom_committee of refusing to look at the photography gallery at all. Guys like jhazard can step toe to toe with everyone on this list.

Seven Wolves ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 05 August 2002

Difficult as usual to pick an artist to vote for, but I managed. Though I don't post much of it, I occasionally mix photography and digital elements, so I can appreciate what I see here. I think it's a good mix of artists here, and congrats to all the nominees.

talent103 ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 05 August 2002

As far as pencils and drawing women Stac.e is who I voted for. Iwish there was more info on the artist-training/ schools art tols etc.

audre ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 05 August 2002

those of you who are unhappy about the AOM Committiee Nominations might consider volunteering some of your time to the effort? just a thought. :-)

shakespearean ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 06 August 2002

...all of the enries look vote is kinda between usurer and studio_ronin... ...I'm kinda wondering why starshuffler's works isn't included in the nominees...ah well, just my two cents anyway...great work and congratulations to the nominees and winners!

genosiideri ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 06 August 2002

Antoonio tietenkin!!! PERKELE!

genosiideri ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 06 August 2002

Hmmm USurer is actually the master...hmmm Antoonio and Usurer are MASTERS!

AGOR ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 06 August 2002

Usurer, was always one of my favorite Artists here!!!Good choices from the Committiee:)

Digital-Witch ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 06 August 2002

My vote is for Runswithwind..his images are of the highest quality and I feel he has given much of himself in displaying on the 2D gallery..I for one am delighted to see his work at the moment at the very top of the top 20!! well done and good luck!!

senjin ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 06 August 2002

I think the picture speaks of the last warrior standing after a firece battle. i like all of it the lighting and surrounding.

squidinc ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 07 August 2002

ronins got my vote, really cool dark stuff

McF ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 08 August 2002

I for one agree with rushinthewind - it's the effect, not the means I find important. and thanks to all the folks who voted for me, and the nomination of course. I feel somewhat tiny between such masters as Studio Ronin, Usurer, Rushinthewind.. it's a priviladge in a way, even tho I get trampled LOL Slynky - I agree, the choices jury's made aren't always what we'd imagine, but don't take all this so seriously ;)

Eowyn ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 09 August 2002

God, some people are just NEVER happy. Every month you guys just have to be bitching about something. Every nominee this month deserves to be there, that's what matters. My vote goes to Antoonio, even though I wish I could've voted on Usurer as well.

merbliss ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 09 August 2002

C'mon Usurer!

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