May 2012 Artist of the Month - lyron

May 1, 2012 12:14 am

Tags: 3D, AOM, Fractal, lyron

file_481178.jpgEach month the Renderosity community votes on the Renderosity Artist Of The Month [AOM] ... May's AOM is lyron!

We congratulate lyron for an outstanding collection of works in the Fractal Gallery!

Who is 'lyron' and how did you come by this username?

My name, as you can see in all my pieces, is Javier Mendez Liron and I was born some time ago in Madrid (Spain). I studied Business Administration and I have an MA in Applied Statistics and an MBA from San Pablo CEU Business School. I am currently working as an economist in Colegio de Economistas de Valladolid (Spain), the official association for economics professionals.

Regarding the name Lyron, it is nothing more than a small twist with my name. Not very imaginative, is it?

How long have you been working in digital art?

I think I started in 2005 using Blender and Gimp, my objective being to create a 3D game, but considering my time is very limited nowadays, I have lately focused on working with Apophysis and Madelbulb. Nevertheless, the original idea has not been forgotten.

What are you currently working on? 

At the moment, I'm developing my knowledge in fractals (it never ends), Blender and Terragen, although I also do some advertising design and I would like to enter the world of Matte Painting.

From Infinity

What all is in your digital toolset and why?

Although it's very difficult, I like covering all fields, so you can find in my toolset the following programs: Gimp for 2D design and photographic editing, Inkscape for vectorial drawing, Daz 3D and Blender for 3D design, Terragen for landscapes, and, of course, Apophysis and Mandelbulb.

Lately, I have added Bryce and Hexagon, so I'll also have a look at those.

What do you think your best piece of work is and why?

I don't think I could choose just one, because there's always a part of artist in every piece. Feelings and emotions end up having an impact on the final result. However, if I had to choose one, I would choose Armageddon, not because it's the best, but because of its relation with the current situation.


Who, or what, inspires you?

Life itself and other artists works are enough to inspire me.

What do you enjoy most about Fractals?

Every piece is unique and the possibilities are endless, which means it's impossible to get bored with fractals

Passion in Golden Satin

Do you have any tips you would be willing to share on any fractal programs you use?

Although I don't exactly agree, a fellow Spanish fractal designer told me once that fractals aren't created, but found. That said, the only advice I can give is to visit other artists' galleries – the more, the better. You can always learn something from all of them. And never stop exploring and trying to push the boundaries even further.

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

Although I always liked fractals, I had never created one or even knew how to. It was when I entered Renderosity that I discovered Apophysis and Mandelbulb, and met other artists from whom I have learned a lot, and who have also become my friends.

Last Breath

Do you have any parting comments, or advice for other artists?

On a final note, I would like to tell you to enjoy your work, but don't forget to enjoy other people's pieces. Thank you very much to all of you.

We invite you to have a further look at lyron's Renderosity Gallery while we await the interview!

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Article Comments

mikeerson ( posted at 12:22AM Tue, 01 May 2012

Congratulations my friend, I told you I had good taste - lol... shame we can't look back to see when I faved you as an artist, it seems you've always been there the 5+ years I've been here.... It's always cool to see one of my friends in the running for Artist of the Month - I'm so happy for you... print it out, frame it and hang it above your computer - WHY?.... Because at present, there are over 4,000 Artists on the site... This really is a huge honor - now print it our and pat yourself on the back - and keep it going cause you're in the running now for Artist of the Year - Pop out that art 8 more months until they make their choice.

mountmous ( posted at 4:43AM Tue, 01 May 2012


MtnMist ( posted at 9:43AM Tue, 01 May 2012

Congratulations on a well deserved honor, Javier! Any new visitors to your gallery will be bowled over by your talent and creativity just like the rest of us!

2121 ( posted at 9:44AM Tue, 01 May 2012

Congrats...very well deserved, you got my vote !!!. Seriously, very pleased for you :-)

SilentWind ( posted at 10:28AM Tue, 01 May 2012

Felicidades Javier, bien merecido

myrrhluz ( posted at 11:25AM Tue, 01 May 2012

Congratulations! Very beautiful and interesting gallery.

spiegel428 ( posted at 12:08PM Tue, 01 May 2012


Magician ( posted at 12:25PM Tue, 01 May 2012

Congrats my ol' friend!

soffy ( posted at 3:58PM Tue, 01 May 2012

Congrats,so well deserved,you have a wonderful Gallery*****

peedy ( posted at 11:58PM Tue, 01 May 2012

Congrats! :-) Corrie

KimberlyC ( posted at 2:29PM Wed, 02 May 2012

Congrats! Well deserved! :)

Scrib ( posted at 4:01PM Wed, 02 May 2012

congrats!! your art is of dangerous beautiness, watching your pictures is like falling in trance and being trapped in an ancient dream. fractal artists are like forgotton children of cthulhu (lil bit kidding)... and if so, you must have been one of it's favourites ;-) your place here is really well deserved.

mixart ( posted at 6:23PM Wed, 02 May 2012

Congratulations ! ! ! Your work has always been Amazing ! ! !

carlx ( posted at 1:06AM Thu, 03 May 2012


joaq ( posted at 2:09AM Thu, 03 May 2012

Muy grande Artista y de grande corazon!!! Great Artist!!!

arlivre ( posted at 2:41AM Thu, 03 May 2012

Outstanding Gallery, congratulations !

Feliciti ( posted at 8:26AM Thu, 03 May 2012

congrats from me too :)

Godin ( posted at 10:12AM Thu, 03 May 2012

Congratulations, very well deserverd! :)

mariak ( posted at 4:23AM Fri, 04 May 2012

You really deserve this! Lots of fractal congratulations from your fan in Denmark:-)

kareldg ( posted at 12:52PM Sat, 05 May 2012

Also my congrats for a great artist.

dochtersions ( posted at 12:53PM Sat, 05 May 2012

It is wonderful to see all your varied works of art. I enjoyed your gallery, Javier. Congratulations, my friend.

zil2008 ( posted at 7:26PM Sat, 05 May 2012

Congratualtions. So well deserved. Wonderful gallery you have!

flaviok ( posted at 7:01AM Sun, 06 May 2012

Parabéns meu amigo, seu talento é algo soberbo

Pierrot_Lunaire ( posted at 10:56AM Sun, 06 May 2012

I have great admiration for the wonderful fractal art from this excellent artist, I'm really very glad to see Lyron AOM!!! Congratulations!!!

fractalartist01 ( posted at 11:42AM Sun, 06 May 2012

Congratz!! Well deserved. :D

pixeluna ( posted at 2:30AM Mon, 07 May 2012

Congratulations, lyron--- so well deserved!

Jollyself ( posted at 8:22AM Mon, 07 May 2012

Congrats for the AOM and a wonderful body of work :)

SIGMAWORLD ( posted at 7:54PM Mon, 07 May 2012


blankfrancine ( posted at 6:44AM Tue, 08 May 2012

Great interview, congrats again Javier!

julesart ( posted at 4:49PM Tue, 08 May 2012

Congratulations lyron, finally someone I vote for wins!!!!!! Your art is amazing! Thank you for being a part of this community.

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