September, 2017, Vendor of the Month:
We are very proud that Fabiana was chosen as Vendor of the Month. She is one of the most popular and stylish vendors at Renderosity. One look at her store and gallery will tell you as much. She consistently brings detailed and stylish designs to her store creations, along with a great sense of simplicity and grace. You'll find everything from 3D figure assets to characters and props; all with that something extra that only Fabiana can add.
Fabiana was gracious enough to take time out of her busy schedule to answer a few questions for Renderosity readers. She also selected 10 items from her store for the video (see above).
Interview with fabiana
Tell us about yourself: who is Fabiana?
Alright, who I am... I would say I am a working-artist-mom that found out the way to mix all what she learnt during her life and make some magical things she would love to see in real world. I think that is correct and pretty much the truth about what I do.
In more words, I am a 52 years old woman, married with her best buddy ever since 1987, with a pair of daughters and a granddaughter that sums it all in laughs and wonders, every day. THESE are my real blessings, all the rest is just work, efforts and God's will.
In a more proffesional mood, I can say that I have been a very prolific and well known artist in my local arts circles back in the 90's, before to discover Internet and later the marvels of 3D.
Now I am this 3D designer you know, working with my younger daughther Lucila, a vendor also, and driving her in this path of creation and contents developing.
How did you happen to become a vendor at Renderosity?
Well I started selling my contents at the already gone 3dcommune, unfortunately no longer available since 2008.
Then I was already having some products here as an approach to the Big Rendo, but I really got in love with it and since then it has been my home and the place where are and work my most long-date and loved friends... so it is home in many aspects indeed.
You have such a great talent in creating 3D figure assets? What is your secret?
You never can ask a girl to tell her secrets LOL
But given that we are here in confidence I can say that the only secret is to feed every second the imagination to grow to wilderness and free of any limits. Sometimes it could appear as impossible or "too off" but believe me, it never is.
I can remember loads of things considered "too off" or "too odd" or even "unuseful" that really changed the game in many aspects of life around the world. So why not us with our crazy ideas???
I adore 3D, it gives me the tools to make whatever I imagine, and also, the big spectrum of vendors and designers make us to not suffer the bore of having to do all by ourselves... I adore to use products from these vendors I admire.
The key in the making of 3D is to be organized and let the wild energy to flow for the originality and uniqueness of the product.
Can you tell us a little bit about your workflow when creating a new asset?
Lately I am experiencing some different ways to complete the idea. it could start in a previous product or the promos of it, or can come from a very "brained" project that sat on the wait for long time. Right now I am doing both styles.
It always start with shaders and materials. Before to define the final shape of something I need to see it in real surfaces. If it works visually on me, then I go ahead and keep modelling to the final stage.
Do you have any favorites among your creations?
Yes of course.
Alondra, Sophia Details, Summer Folk, AlterZen, The Swan. I can say that all of my products are like my children.
There are some that brought me so much love and material revenues that I feel these changed my life.
How has renderosity affected your life as an artist and creator?
This is home. You are you at home. You can do whatever at home, even to do nothing and still be loved :D
As I said, here I have friends that I consider family because they know what I live, if I am sick, if I have fears, if I have lab results to check, if I am travelling and need assistance...
And Renderosity is a spot in the map where I can go, as I did before, and find love.
Any last comment you'd like to make before we close the interview?
I say thanks to this community, compound of administrators, customers, friends. Our lives wouldn´t be the same without you. I am serious about this.
Keep growing, keep improving, don´t give up.
For the younger folks that are just starting... explore the crazy side, don´t copy yourselves, don´t stay in the comfort zone too long :D
For the steady ones, experienced ones like us... let's fight the boredom, let's keep going to the crazy side too. Don´t let that crazy side to be so full of kids without some cool oldies like us :D
Thanks a lot, let's go to create something that shines today :D
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