February 2012 Vendor of the Month - PDesign

February 3, 2012 6:56 am

Tags: PDesign, VOM

file_478301.jpgCongratulations to PDesign for being Renderosity's Vendor of the Month for February!

Who is "PDesign"?

My real name is Petra Schoonoord and I was born in 1965. I live together with my husband and son in a small town in The Netherlands. We have 3 dogs and 2 ferrets. I guess you might say I love animals :)

How Long have you been involved in digital art?

It started in 2008. I was searching for nice "tubes" to use in Paint Shop Pro. I discovered beautiful images of characters and I wondered how they were created, they were not exactly painted and they were not exactly real either. I started searching on the web and thats how I discovered Poser and this wonderful community.

What made you decide to become a Vendor?

I started experimenting with morphs and skin textures and uploaded images to my gallery. There were some good friends here encouraging me to create a character for the MarketPlace. And that's how it began.

What are you currently working on?

At the moment, I am working on a female character for Victoria 4. And I am trying to learn some modeling.

What software is currently in your digital toolset and why?

The software that I currently have in my toolset are: Poser Pro 2012, DAZ Studio 4 Pro, Photoshop CS5, Blacksmith 3D, Zbrush, Hexagon, and some small software tools to make life easier :)
They are in my toolset because I use them a lot and could not create my characters without them.

Where do you find inspiration for your Products?

I find it almost everywere: real people I know, movies, games and the galleries here at Renderosity and Deviant Art. I also get my inspiration from dear friends I have met here, who sometimes hand me great ideas.

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

Actually my favorite is always the creation I am working on :) First, I get my inspiration about what kind of character I would like it to be. Then, I start with the morphs and create the textures later.

Do you have any advice for aspiring Digital Content Developers?

Yes, never give up! If this is something you really like to do, don't give up when things might not develop the way you wanted. And always try to improve yourself with each new product you create. It's a learning process, always try to learn new things and try to be original.

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

It has helped me a lot. I wouldn't be here without them. I have met lots of wonderful people here and with some of them I have become close friends. I am very thankful for this and I would like to thank all my friends/customers and staff of Renderosity, without you this all wouldn't be possible :)

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

Yes, try to enjoy your creations. Create something you like yourself. And if you'd like to improve your work, come out of that comfort zone and try to learn something new :)


Make sure you stop in and visit the Vendor of the Month's

Store in the MarketPlace
Home Page
Art Gallery

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Article Comments

Biscuits ( posted at 10:18AM Fri, 03 February 2012

Congrats Petra! So well deserved you work so hard on your characters with so much love and passion! Giant hugs :)

Pygmee ( posted at 11:36AM Fri, 03 February 2012

Perfectly deserved. Awesome fine art that I'm rendering almost daily. Thank you.

Pygmee ( posted at 11:36AM Fri, 03 February 2012

Perfectly deserved. Awesome fine art that I'm rendering almost daily. Thank you.

JenniSjoberg ( posted at 11:40AM Fri, 03 February 2012

Very well deserved! Big gratz! :)

Belladzines ( posted at 12:13PM Fri, 03 February 2012

congrats petra!!! well deserved!@!!!

Cimaira ( posted at 1:00PM Fri, 03 February 2012

Congratulations! Well deserved recognition, your characters are wonderful.

Darren666 ( posted at 2:54PM Fri, 03 February 2012

Congratulations!! It's Easy To Spot Your Characters In The Market Place, They Are Always The Most Beautiful, Thank-you For Your All Your Hard Work and Attention To Detail, Have A Great Month. ;~)

76claudia2205 ( posted at 3:07PM Fri, 03 February 2012

wooohooooo congratulations honey, you rock!!!

arwenone ( posted at 4:16PM Fri, 03 February 2012

Congratulation, Petra!!!!!!!Well deserved!!!!

schonee ( posted at 9:52PM Fri, 03 February 2012

Oh Wow Way To Go Sweetie!!! I am so happy to see this you deserve it.Big Hugs

Direwrath ( posted at 12:46AM Sat, 04 February 2012

Congratulations to one of the best vendors on the market!

missblue ( posted at 3:48AM Sat, 04 February 2012

Congrats Petra =)! You really deserve it!

reine_de_style ( posted at 3:59AM Sat, 04 February 2012

congratulations! you deserved! :)

legolie ( posted at 4:03AM Sat, 04 February 2012

Congrats !!

ArtistKimberly ( posted at 4:01PM Sat, 04 February 2012

!WOW! !Congratulations! OMG !Congratulations! !WOW! YES Yes yes..... Congratulations Petra =)This is just So Amazing! Yes Sweetie You SOoooo Do really deserve this! Really BIG Hugs, :D YHhhhAaaaaaa..............!!

TK0920 ( posted at 4:53PM Sat, 04 February 2012

Way to go! Well deserved.

Nimeria ( posted at 6:15PM Sat, 04 February 2012

Congratulations! Your work is wonderful and has added so much to my images; I am very happy to see you being recognized! Thanks for all your hard work.

helgas ( posted at 6:39PM Sat, 04 February 2012

Congratulations! I love every character I have purchased from your store. Everything ist first class.

Chaosphoto ( posted at 8:29PM Sat, 04 February 2012

This really was inevitable Petra :). Awesome work big hugs and Congratulations :)

KimberlyC ( posted at 8:45PM Sat, 04 February 2012

Congrats! Well deserved :)

Pen_Is_Envy ( posted at 11:28PM Sat, 04 February 2012

An absolutley well-deserved honour, Petra. To a vendor who makes some of the most exquisite characters out there. :) Gefeliciteerd! Hier is nog meer succes! :)

vitachick ( posted at 3:31AM Sun, 05 February 2012

Congrats!! Well deserved!!!!

renecyberdoc ( posted at 5:13AM Sun, 05 February 2012

congratzz hon.well deserved

UteBigSmile ( posted at 11:17AM Sun, 05 February 2012

You have also my congrats dear Petra, it's for sure well deserved and you can be proud of the work you are doing!!!

Rhett55 ( posted at 3:24PM Sun, 05 February 2012

Gratz Petra. You know we all love your work. Well deserved!

thatbumzzz ( posted at 4:33PM Sun, 05 February 2012

Congrats Petra, you totally deserve it! Woohoo!!!!

StudioArtVartanian ( posted at 9:42AM Mon, 06 February 2012

YEA!!!! Big congrats sweetie!!!!!! very well deserved,cause you doing amazing and quality work!!!! I cant wait for your interview;)

vyktohria ( posted at 1:40AM Tue, 07 February 2012

YAAAYYY!!! Petra!!! I'm sooooo happy for you, Sweetie! WELL DESERVED!! XXOO

mirrorofsoul ( posted at 2:04AM Tue, 07 February 2012

Congrats Petra :) Amazing and quality work. Well deserved.

zil2008 ( posted at 1:48PM Tue, 07 February 2012

Congratulations Petra. Love your work and products. You are so deserving! Love your interview. I got here the same way. Looking how those tubes where made.