One shocked woman at the
moment. Thank you for this wonderful honor! Lets see,
my name is Amy, I am 32 (Yikes) and am a mom, wife and Poser
addict. I have 4 girls and 1 boy ranging in age from 13
to 18 months. I am an avid reader and will read just about
any book I can get my hands on:) I
live on the Southern East coast of Florida
have you have you been involved in digital
Since Late 2003
when I discovered Poser and realized that I loved being able to
create my own art that didn’t require me to have paints, pens
and pencils out where the kids could get them. :) I
finally tried my hand at my characters in early 2006 and have been
hopelessly addicted ever since ;)
you currently working on?
Really at the
moment I am putting every spare moment into learning to model
clothing and such.. though I am admittedly a LOOOONNG way from
creating anything worthy of even a freebie. But usually I
have 4 or 5 projects on the burners at any one time so to
software do you use and why?
current choices for my projects are Poser 7 for rendering,
ZBrush for the actual creation of the character morph and
Paint Shop Pro 9. I think the reason I use these specific
programs is that they are comfortable for me, I am a Paint Shop Pro
user from way back and though have tried PhotoShop I just always
come back to Paint Shop Pro. It’s the same with
ZBrush.. it is what I learned to do the character morphs in so
it’s comfortable for me now.
Where do you find inspiration for
I find inspiration
everywhere... shopping malls, the beaches, my children and their
friends. All to often I find myself watching people and
thinking to myself what character base their faces would look best
on, I get a strange look or two on occasion but really I find that
people have amazing faces and give me a great deal of
have any advice for aspiring Digital Content
Don’t give up
EVER!! If you don’t succeed right away don’t
be afraid to ask questions or move beyond your comfort zone.
The only way to grow in your craft is to constantly try to better
it or to learn something new. And lastly do what you
this online Community (Renderosity) enhanced your work,
relationships, and learning?
When I first came
to Renderosity in 2004 I had no idea what to expect, but found a
group of people who are generally warm and friendly and willing to
give you help and an unlimited amount of advice if you ask for
it. When I posted my first image in the gallery I had not
expected the response I got, People gave me wonderful advice on
lighting and camera angles and really overall helped me improve my
images 10 fold.
When I wanted to
learn to create my own custom character morphs I was hesitant to
ask anyone for help as I wasn’t sure they would want to share
their knowledge with me but I did and found that the community
was very helpful in giving me tips and advice (thank you Gabe and
Thorne) I have made a lot of great friends here,
learned a lot about 3d and art in general and and am
always amazed at the wealth of information that is available here
through the community, the forums and the tutorials.
have any final words?
Thank you so very much for this honor, for giving
me the opportunity to create things that I love and to show them to
you. Thank you to all of you who have helped me not give up
over the years (even when I really REALLY wanted to) and to all of
you who have offered me advice when I needed it, And to my
customers THANK YOU! Thank you for allowing me to share with
you a piece of myself.
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