March 2007 VOM - sarsa

February 28, 2007 11:50 pm

Tags: sarsa, VOM




Who is sarsa?

Hmmmm....now that depends on who you ask, lol  My kids answer to that would be "The coolest Mom, EVER!"  Bless their hearts.  Some of the parents at school would answer, "She is a case of arrested development."  (I can't help it I take opportunities to stomp dance on the sidewalks in the sloppy winter weather with my kids and have slush flying around and hysterical laughter sounding through the air.) 

Above all, I am a Mom.  I'm very proud of my two daughters (ages 11 and 13 going on 30). I've been a single Mom for 10 years, and thankfully can work from home which allows me to be here for them whenever they need me.  I spend my time volunteering at their dance school for backstage help, chaperoning events at their schools, and when all the Mommy-ing duties are done, I work, work, work.  I'm always working on content, but I do love to take a break every now and then to do some artwork. I'm not sure if I have any 'hobbies', but I enjoy working out at the gym, walking on the beach, wave runnin', off roading, (Which I just made plans this morning to do with some friends as soon as the snow melts and its all muddy - cant wait!) traveling, dancing, etc.

How long have you have you been involved in digital art?

This year makes 8 years.  I started playing around after my Dad passed away, and wonderfully in that found a fantastic way to work from home.

What are you currently working on?

What am I NOT working on might be an easier thing to answer, LOL!  Oh gosh, I have several projects going right now....clothing texture packs, and a V4 Character which I'm partnering with Thorne on.  Working a little slower than usual right now though, due to nursing a dislocated shoulder from a little accident last weekend...which has me just a tad behind schedule.

What software do you use and why?

This is probably going to sound sad, but, I'm still using P4 for development (lol)...just because its easier to test render quickly.  I am using Photoshop 6 and CS2 for texturing.  Zbrush2 for morphing and modeling little things here and there for fun.  P6, because I have to.  I think thats pretty much it for software right now that I use frequently...but I am planning on learning to model more than simple jewelry, tires, bolts, etc very soon.

Where do you find inspiration for your products?

Inspiration.  Hmmmm.  For products...I just sit down with something and work until I like what I see.  Sometimes when I look at a model to texture, I can visualize the outcome, sometimes not.  I just take it as it comes and the inspiration usually hits in mid-production.  Whether its artwork or content creation, I draw inspiration from the moment.  It could be the noises around me, the mood I'm in, etc.  I do my best when I'm just living moment to moment...which is what I'm doing now and I'm getting a lot accomplished.

Do you have any advice for aspiring Digital Content Developers?

Have fun with it.  Don't get frustrated.......let your imagination roam free and hang loose. Don't let yourself get bogged down with expectations.  Just relax, and enjoy.  

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

I have met so many wonderful people here, that have been SO supportive.  All the feedback notes I receive about the content I've created over the years are very appreciated.  I've also met some fantastic close friends that make coffee in the morning by telephone so much fun.  I've done the majority of my learning on my own by trial and error...but there is one person that has taught me a lot of techy stuff to which I'm grateful.  (Thank You Thorne!)  The Renderosity staff has been fantastic...I'm still wondering when Debbie and Clint find time to sleep.  :)  Overall, my experience with Renderosity has been a very happy one.

Do you have any final words?

Yeah I do.  Thank you to all of my customers and their on going support, and all of the fantastic artwork that has been created with my products!!!  It's amazing to see all the creative works that are produced with content I've developed.   Thanks to Debbie and Clint for your friendly and quick responses to any questions...you guys are great.  And Thanks to Anna (secretheart), Thorne, Mada, striving, & LadyLittlefox, for keeping me sane, inspiring me, and just being who you are.  Also thank you to .maus for being the best product tester anyone could hope for.  



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Article Comments


RubyT ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 01 March 2007

Congratulations! I really love your creations, they're so unique!

butterfly_fish ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 01 March 2007

Well deserved! Congratulations!! :-)

ryverthorn ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 01 March 2007

YAY Sarsa!!!

outoftouch ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 01 March 2007

Congrats! Absolutely well deserved!!!

AlteredKitty ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 01 March 2007

Congratulations! You so deserve this with all your wonderful products :) ____ali x

maelwenn ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 01 March 2007

Congratulations Sarsa! You are a fantastic artist and i love your products :)

karanta ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 01 March 2007

Congratulations Sarsa :) Very well deserved!

rockets ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 01 March 2007

Congratulations to you for such outstanding creations...well deserved!

delbeke ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 01 March 2007

congratulations! Beautiful creations and deserved!

Diandra ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 01 March 2007

Big congratulations! Very well deserved. Bravo! ~Di

poserdad ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 01 March 2007

Aloha and mahalo(Thankyou)for such wonderful characters

moochie ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 01 March 2007

The Princess walks among us, and all is well.

msebonyluv ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 01 March 2007

Congratulations!! Your characters are beautiful and this is well deserved!!

Thorne ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 01 March 2007

Definitely well deserved and long overdue. You're the best and I'm very proud to work with you! :)

DarkAngelGrafics ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 02 March 2007

Congratulations Sarsa!

mada ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 02 March 2007

Congratulations! its about time :)

BonBonish ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 02 March 2007

Congratulations!

rebelmommy ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 02 March 2007

A well deserved honor! Congrats!

matrix03 ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 02 March 2007

Congratulations Sarah! :-)

RoseMoxon ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 03 March 2007

Congrats! I enjoy your products immensely.

Firebirdz ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 03 March 2007

Congratulations Sarah!

silverleaf ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 03 March 2007

Congratulations!!! Thanks for all the wonderful creations.

Amaranth ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 04 March 2007

Congrats Sarah well deserved indeed !

vshane ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 04 March 2007

Congratulations!

aneirin ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 05 March 2007

Congratulations and thanks for your wonderful work.

mirasaui ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 05 March 2007

Congratulations! Your work is wonderful and appreciated!

Wolfkazzy ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 05 March 2007

Congratulations, thank you for your beautiful work!

Turtle ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 05 March 2007

Congratulations, I would love to see your artwook put into a book. You have so much magic in your heart.

Dave-So ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 05 March 2007

Hey CONGRATULATIONS NEIGHBOR !!!! :) This is just awesome. No doubt you're one of the best. I've admired your work for a long time.

Stormi ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 05 March 2007

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! You are without a doubt one very talented lady! Hugs