June 2012 Vendor of the Month - StudioArtVartanian

June 1, 2012 11:58 pm

Tags: StudioArtVartanian, VOM

file_482118.jpgCongratulations to StudioArtVartanian for being Renderosity's Vendor of the Month for June!

Tell us a bit about yourself. Who is 'StudioArtVartanian'?

Hi everyone. It's difficult for me to talk about myself...(blush) :) but here is a bit more about my story: My name is Joanna, I live in Athens Greece. I have been an artist for a long time and work on my projects almost all day long. You will usually find me sitting in front of my PC the most part of the day, or should I say night, as I like to work during the Vampire hours :) When I take some time from that, you can find me painting airbrush portraits. I love feeding the neighborhood cats and dogs, along with mine. I like to watch tv shows to relax, and enjoy sharing time with my friends and family.

How long have you been involved in digital art?

I started learning 2D techniques in 2000, because when I scanned my traditional painted illustrations from paper to pc, I had great loss of color and detail quality.

With this new study, I learned new techniques and it has helped me to get the results I wanted for my book illustrations. Since then, I have been involved in digital art.

What made you decide to become a Vendor?

I used to create Poser characters and 3D models as a base for my book illustrations, but when my Publisher had to close his business (because of the financial crisis), I lost my Job. With the encouragement of my friends, as I'm a shy person, I decided to try to become a content creator and do the thing I love the most, providing other artists the means to develop their own fantastic worlds and stories.

What are you currently working on?

I am working on a new character for V4/V5, almost finished, and 2 hair sets for her.

What software is currently in your digital toolset and why?

My main and favorite tools are Blacksmith 3D suite for texturing and extreme detailed morphing, Hexagon for modeling and morphing, the classic Photoshop, and lately Gimp for image adjustment and 'tablet' painting. Poser 7 to Poser pro 2012, but I create the most of my content in Poser pro 2010. I keep the older versions for testing my products and using 3 PC's for that. Daz Studio 2.2 for testing and creating my DS mats and DS 4 pro for creating and testing my Genesis content. Also, I use many little programs and utilities from Dimension 3d, 3D Universe, colorcurvature, netherworks, markdc and others.

Where do you find inspiration for your products?

Everywhere, from a picture I saw somewhere, or in a magazine, something I saw on TV, a movie, Greek culture and art, other artists work, ideas from friends, suggestions and feedback from my Renderosity clients and members.

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

I think my current favorite is Elenoir and Nevil, not only for the product we produced, but while working on this product I really enjoyed the process of this creation and the collaboration with my friend Godin. It was a new and wonderful experience for me.

You've had the honor of Vendor of the Month in June of 2011 as well. To what can you credit your continued success?

To the people who are supporting me, who are buying and using my products to produce amazing renders in the galleries, and to Renderosity's staff and great support and help. My fellow vendors who always support me and I'm always trying to give my best to evolve my work and to offer the highest quality and unique looking products, that are affordable to everyone, without compromising quality.

Thank you all very much for this great honor!

Do you have any advice for aspiring Digital Content Developers?

Just work with your heart, create content that inspires you and makes you happy. Look for detail and don't give up on a product until you have the best possible quality. If you don't know how to do something to evolve your work, just Google for that and I'm sure you will find a tutorial that will help you.

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

Renderosity opened a window to a new wonderful world for me. I've met wonderful people from all over the world, we exchange ideas and techniques. I have made some new and real friends here.

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

Like I said above - Just work with your heart, create art that inspires you and makes you happy, Learn new things and try to evolve your work.


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

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Home Page
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Article Comments

Nouschka ( posted at 2:57AM Sat, 02 June 2012

I am the first :-) Congratulation! Deserved the right one (hope this sentense is right)Areward for high quality work my friend

Anagord ( posted at 3:13AM Sat, 02 June 2012


jeanne_50 ( posted at 4:59AM Sat, 02 June 2012

Congratulations! I love your products. Keep up on doing the things you like to do. :) Love, Jeanne

Ometeotl ( posted at 5:52AM Sat, 02 June 2012

Congratulations! Very well deserved

renecyberdoc ( posted at 8:14AM Sat, 02 June 2012

congratulations to this fine vendor.

Godin ( posted at 9:53AM Sat, 02 June 2012

Yippie!!! Congratulations Sweetie!! You deserve it so much..all your creations are Outstanding and of very High Quality! and on top of it all, you have a heart of gold!! I am very happy for you my Dear Dear Friend :)

beachsidelegs ( posted at 3:48PM Sat, 02 June 2012

Congratulation's love your products :)

Savage_dragon ( posted at 4:31PM Sat, 02 June 2012

Congratz, Jo!! ")

KimberlyC ( posted at 10:39PM Sat, 02 June 2012

Congrats! Very well deserved! :)

matrix03 ( posted at 1:46PM Sun, 03 June 2012

Congratulations and well deserved! I have several of her products and have been using them quite frequently. the hair looks realistic like hair should and not like plastic. I highly recommend her products!

tiff666 ( posted at 9:30AM Mon, 04 June 2012

Cool, love her stuff! Well deserved! ;-)

Kalypso ( posted at 1:27PM Mon, 04 June 2012

Congratulations Ioanna! I can't think of anyone who deserves this more! You never cease to amaze me with your work!!

Syyd ( posted at 6:30PM Mon, 04 June 2012

I think youre an outstanding creator in this arena, if not "the" one. Your characters are incredible. Congratulations, well, well deserved.

pixeluna ( posted at 9:59PM Mon, 04 June 2012

Congratulations, Jo! You deserved it as you always make wonderful products and my Runtime is happy. Your creations are top-notch and always high quality works. So happy for you!!!

TK0920 ( posted at 2:03AM Tue, 05 June 2012

This is indeed very well deserved. Your work is both inspirational and well crafted. Congratulation!

Morrighan ( posted at 3:03AM Tue, 05 June 2012

Congratulations a well deserved award for a great creator compliments. :-)

P3Design ( posted at 12:15PM Tue, 05 June 2012

Congrats sweetie, you deserve it! :))))

Direwrath ( posted at 4:45PM Tue, 05 June 2012

Congratulations to you! I have to say that I am a big fan of your work :)

poisinivy ( posted at 8:48PM Tue, 05 June 2012

I couldn't think of anyone more deserving of this reconigtion. I like to offer my Congratulations & I look forward to seeing more great works to come. :)

Cimaira ( posted at 10:30PM Tue, 05 June 2012

Congratulations! A wonderful lady and great vendor!

76claudia2205 ( posted at 10:48PM Tue, 05 June 2012

Congratulations Joanna, iy's very well deserved :D

singanprayisme ( posted at 12:10AM Wed, 06 June 2012

Congrats, Joanna! Love to see you get this award!

Biscuits ( posted at 12:49AM Wed, 06 June 2012

Congrats! You can see you work with so much passion!

lyron ( posted at 2:08AM Wed, 06 June 2012


Pierrot_Lunaire ( posted at 11:29AM Wed, 06 June 2012

WOW!!! It's great!!! Wonderful!!! To see you VOM make me really very happy, as you know!!!!! Very well deserved award to one of the coolest artists and vendors on rosity!!! Congratulations!!!!!

EmmaAndJordi ( posted at 8:53AM Thu, 07 June 2012

Dear Jo congratulations! It's very deserved, I admire your work so much...But behind a great talent there is a very nice person and pretty too :), hugs dear friend!

Savage_dragon ( posted at 9:18AM Thu, 07 June 2012

Congratz, Jo. You know we love you! ")

FutureFantasyDesign ( posted at 11:03AM Thu, 07 June 2012

You know by our site mails that you are one of my fav vendors here! But honestly it is so good to see you get recognized for being so talented!!! Congrats! HugZ! Ariana

renecyberdoc ( posted at 11:16AM Thu, 07 June 2012

congratulations hon,we love your creations!!!!

archaelius ( posted at 11:45AM Fri, 08 June 2012

Congratulations on your award! I love your work!