June 2007 Vendor of the Month - rebelmommy

May 31, 2007 11:10 pm

Tags: rebelmommy, VOM




Who is rebelmommy?
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 (USA)
 
How long have you have you been involved in digital art?
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 ;) 
 
What are 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 speak.
 
What software do you use and why?
My 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 your products?
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 inspiration.
 
Do you have any advice for aspiring Digital Content Developers?
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 LOVE
 
How has 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.
 
Do you 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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Free Stuff

SublimeRebel Lordes for V4 by rebelmommy
SublimeRebel Lordes for V4
SublimeRebel KerriAnne by rebelmommy
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SublimeRebel Colleen by rebelmommy
SublimeRebel Colleen
RMTH Adrinna V4 by rebelmommy
RMTH Adrinna V4
Rebelious V4 Make up 2 MR by rebelmommy
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dolfijntjes ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 01 June 2007

Congratulations Amy well deserved I love your work and hope to see much and much more

jartz ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 01 June 2007

Such a well-deserved honor. Lovely characters you made (with such realism), and hope to get more of them. Congratulations, keep up the good work! --JB--

BernardPowell ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 01 June 2007

Congratulations Amy.. you deserve this and so much more!!!!

LuLeLuna ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 01 June 2007

Way to go hun..Congrads =0)

WhopperNnoonWalker- ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 01 June 2007

Congraz Amy...you have truthly deserved this honor. And your eyes are still the best money can buy :O)) Big Hugs

kayjay97 ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 01 June 2007

WHOOP!!!!!!!!!! You go Amy!!!! Congrats girl!

-BrandyE- ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 01 June 2007

Congrats Amy - its been a pleasure watching you grow as a merchant! You deserve this honor, my friend.

Digital-Lion ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 01 June 2007

Congratulations Amy !

Auset ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 01 June 2007

Congratulations Amy. Your characters are exquisite. Waiting to see what you come up with next.

SophiD ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 01 June 2007

Congratulations Rebelmommy!!! Fantastic characters and they keep getting better with every release!! :D Well done :)

Kimberly.3D ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 01 June 2007

Your art and poser eyes are so beautiful. This is a very well deserved surprise. I find myself staring at peoples features too but haven't gotten any looks yet thank goodness. Your characters are stunning! Congratulations!!! Kimberly.3D

Posermatic ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 01 June 2007

Well deserved, you are such a hard worker and a talented artist. Congrats!!!!

Spydyr62 ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 01 June 2007

A big congratulations to you! I love your characters, and I have been finding myself buying more and more from you. Your ability to make eyes and faces that seem so deep and real is a wonderful talent that you have developed. This is a well deserved award. Keep up the awesome work.

rebelmommy ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 01 June 2007

Thank you everyone, I would say more but I think I am still in shock!

waningmoon ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 01 June 2007

congratulations, your skill grows with each new release. looking forward to your future works.

Ladonna ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 01 June 2007

Congrats Amy. Well deserved. I love your characters.

Heavenlee ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 01 June 2007

Congratulations!I love your stuff!I am also 32yrs old and have 4 kids ranging from 8 to 14yrs.I also use poser 7 and paint shop pro 9 but haven't tried z brush yet.I would love to learn how to make my own characters and reading your story has given me alot of hope that one day i'll be able to.Well done on such a well deserved award!!! Huggles desdnzl xxx

Mint3D ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 01 June 2007

Well deserved Amy ! Congratulations! You must be one of the hardest working persons i know.. i always envy your energy :) HUGS

seaayre ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 01 June 2007

Congratulations.:)

StaceyG ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 01 June 2007

Congrats Amy!! So happy to see you here:)

destro75 ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 01 June 2007

Awesome! I adore the products from you I've purchased, and you've also helped me out on a couple occasions. This is great, and VERY well deserved. Congratulations!

graphixdezine ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 01 June 2007

Congrats Amy ..well deserved hun!!!

Deadline_Imaging ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 01 June 2007

Yay for mom! You definately deserve this, I love your products that I have purchased and will continue to buy more.

SaintFox ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 01 June 2007

Oh yes, you deserve this!! You are a great artist and a dear fellow merchant in the literal sense! My heartfelt congratulations!!!

Brandi ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 01 June 2007

A great big hug & congrats to you, Amy! This is very well deserved! I wish you much continued success with your future endeavors and projects! :)

c-design ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 01 June 2007

Congratulations :o) and thank you for your great charakters :o)

RoseMoxon ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 01 June 2007

congrats! this is well deserved. your products are truly wonderful and i enjoy using them immensely, your after sales support is second to none. cheers, rose

islandgirdesigns ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 01 June 2007

Way to go Amy!!! Congratulations!!!

judith ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 01 June 2007

Congrats Amy!!!

ksanderson ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 01 June 2007

Congrats Amy! Love your True 2 Life eyes!