Eowyn - March '03 Merchant of the Month

ClintH · March 1, 2003 7:45 am

How did you get started in 3D Graphics? Goodness, I can't remember! It's been such a long time... I think I found Renderosity by accident some years ago, possibly in late 1999 or very early 2000. I was surfing the web and ended up on this site and I was hooked. I really loved the artwork in the galleries but didn't really think I would ever post any artwork here myself. I remember being particularly impressed with Lon Chaney's works, they're the earliest memory I have of Renderosity. The first contact I had to Poser was in early 2000 when a student friend of mine had bought Poser 4 and was showing it to me. I thought it was the coolest program I had seen and finally ended up buying it for myself as well. How long have you been working with 3D Graphics? Oops, I sort of replied this one already. I've been doing this for three years now and I've loved every minute of it :) Just the other day I was looking at my very first Poser images and I was squirming out of shame.. LOL! I guess I've come a long way since. Do you have any formal training? No. Everything I know about graphics I've learned by doing. I'm usually too impatient to even read the manual before I start playing with something (and oh boy how many times I've been cursing and swearing because of that!) I wish I had some kind of education in this field though, I would love to do this for living. What software do you use to develop your products? Poser and Photoshop - they're a perfect team. I'm still using Poser4 but I'm also really looking forward to seeing what the upcoming Daz Studio will be like. At the moment I am also trying to learn how to do 3d modelling, Dmentia (Silverleif Studios) told me about a very simple application called Wings3D (hey guys - it's FREE!) and since it seems to be the easiest of all the modelling apps I've seen so far, I'm trying to learn how to use it. How much time is required for product development? It depends on a product - some products are a lot faster to develop than others. For me probably the slowest products to create are pose sets. Posing takes a lot of time because I always make sure each pose looks good from each angle... it's tedious but rewarding. Do you have any advice on how to get started selling 3D Products? If I can do this, YOU can do this! :) If you're only just starting to create your own things (poses, textures, models), you might want to put the first items in the Free Stuff section instead. You might get valuable feedback that way. Read the forums, see what kind of items people are looking for, browse the MarketPlace to see what is already being sold... And don't hesitate to ask questions. The more experienced merchants can help you with testing, pricing, etc. Where does your inspiration come from when developing new products? My inspiration often comes from other people's artwork. For my 'Reflections of the Masters' series I found the inspiration in the great fantasy and pin-up paintings by famous artists. Music is another thing that really inspires me, it creates visions in my mind. If I only had the skills to actually turn all those visions into artwork and products...! And often I get ideas for products simply by thinking of what I would like to see at the MarketPlace myself. "Hey, no one has made anything like that yet... I'll give it a try!" How has Renderosity's on-line community played a role in regards to your products, friendships and learning? I think the Renderosity community is really encouraging to people who make artwork and want to create their own products. People are always willing to give you feedback and offer their opinions on what you're working on. I started by making free items and I got really nice feedback for those items. People also told me that they wouldn't mind paying for the kinda items I was creating - that felt really encouraging. But I might still be handing out all my stuff for free if my little family hadn't experienced some financial problems. That's when I realised we really could use a bit of extra money and I decided to try to sell my items. And this is where I am now. Learning.. For anyone who wants to learn things about computer graphics, Renderosity is a *fantastic* place. After three years it still amazes me how helpful everyone is in the forums. Whatever you ask, there always, ALWAYS seems to be someone who knows the answer and who has the time to help you out. When I was a newbie I was a bit afraid of posting questions because I thought people would think I'm stupid for not understanding something, but no one ever looked down on me. Everyone has always been very friendly and helpful. Friendships.. Well, that's easy. I've found some really special & close friends through Renderosity and I treasure them all! :) Do you have any final words? Why? Am I going to be executed now? ;) Final words... I'm THRILLED to be the Merchant of the Month, I definitely didn't see this one coming! I would really like to thank my customers for all their support and positive feedback and my friends for being my friends and always being there for me.

Article Comments

Curio ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 March 2003

Congrats Outi! You've worked long and hard at being an top quality merchant - you deserve it!

TrekkieGrrrl ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 March 2003

Congrats, Eowyn. You make great stuff. Well deserved.

jyriviuhko ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 March 2003

Congrat's!! Your stuff hold's an absoloute high standard... what I can see... I'm not a Poser user but I'm addicted to graphics in every asspect.. Keep on movin an grovin... Huv suomi!! LoL :)

davidm ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 March 2003

Congratulations! Very well deserved! :-)

Smitthms ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 March 2003

Congrats Outi, its well-deserved :o) Thomas

keihan ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 March 2003

Yay! GRATZ to you, Outi! I'm very glad to see you get this! You very much deserve it! Woohoo, you go girl! LOL!

mqshocker ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 March 2003

Couldnt happen to a better person ,Eowyn congrats, Hun..your talent and skills have been greatly appreciated at renderosity.....Ah Due I see you blushing :) ..........MQ

Dejah ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 March 2003

YIHAA!!! Congrats my dear friend, you SO deserve this. Poskipusu...;p

SPIRESMEDIA ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 March 2003

oh, wow!!! conrats...your products are great, well-deserved honor! tam ;o)

LisaB ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 March 2003

Way to go, Outi! Well deserved recognition for you and your awesome work! :) Lisa

dvlcat ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 March 2003

Congratulations Eowyn! All of your work is absolutely beautiful and this honor richly deserved. Happy rendering and take care!

Eowyn ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 March 2003

blush Thank you so much for your kind words, everyone :-) Now I feel all warm and fuzzy inside :D

ElorOnceDark ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 March 2003

Congratulations Outi! This is a very well deserved honor! Your quality products combined with your friendly attitude make you a terrific vendor! Best wishes!

Tamela.J. ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 March 2003

Congratulations Eowyn!! :O)

EmKay ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 March 2003

Well done girl..

LadyJaiven ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 March 2003

OMG OUTIPIE! PUPULI!!! Congrats :D :D You sooo deserve it, more than anyone, sweetie :) :) YAYAYAYAYAY!!! ~huggies~

SnowSultan ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 02 March 2003

I'd like to offer congratulations too, you've always made very nice things and I'm happy to see you getting this recognition. :) Take good care!

Rio ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 02 March 2003

bout bloody time! congrats gal!! ;)

LUNA3D ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 02 March 2003

Hello,my dear- my big big congratulations for you-you create wonderful things for us all. Have a great time and a lots of inspirations. :)

Wizzard ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 02 March 2003

this is wonderful meine fruende 8 ) I"m quite proud of ye my dear... to many years of happiness and such 8 )

kromekat ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 02 March 2003

BIG Congrats to you Outi!! - You are a very dedicated merchant, and work hard on your products! - I wish you every success with your future endeavours! -Adam, :D

ToxicAngel ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 02 March 2003

Way to go girl!!! Well deserved !! :)

jeweldragon ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 02 March 2003

congrats eowyn your hair painting kit rocks and i think this is so wonderful you got this M.O.M *hugs *

Diandra ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 02 March 2003

Wow, Outi, big congratulations! This is so deserved. You are very much an inspiration. Well done. ~Di

Richabri ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 02 March 2003

Congrats Eowyn! This is just great because you have always been my favorite vendor :)

Silverleif-Studios ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 02 March 2003

Way to do girl!...cant wait to see what you're doing in wings!

Blackhearted ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 02 March 2003

onnittelu!!! FJD! hehee... congrats, eowyn... you deserve this. cheerio, -gabriel

Billy ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 02 March 2003

Congratulations Outi! its about time you got this. I'd never let my animation be seen without you postwork magic. Best wishes, Billy :)

KimberlyC ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 02 March 2003

Congrads!!...its about time outi!!!...WTG! :P

HandspanStudios ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 02 March 2003

Congratulations :), nice to read more about you and your work.

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