May, 2015, Vendor of the Month - VYKTOHRIA

May 2, 2015 11:00 am

Tags: Daz3D, Digital Art, Pin-ups, Poser, Vendor of the Month, Vyktohria




The Vendor of the Month for May, 2015, is Vyktohria. This imaginative artist joined renderosity in 2008 and since then has uploaded over 400 images which has resulted in over 200,000 views. She is an exclusive Renderosity vendor working primarily with Poser and Daz3D: only at Renderosity.com can you view and purchase her carefully crafted digital artworks. I was fortunate to get an interview with Vyktohria, who's charming personality and honest responses were a delight.  


Renderosity: One of the things I really like about your work is the personality and mood of your characters. You really feel as if they are people and not just images. How did you learn to create images like this?

Vyktohria: Thank you so much! Expressing myself through digital art is a fundamental part of who I am, and everything I know about 3D content creation has been completely self-taught. I study the nuts and bolts of the different software I use and constantly experiment to try and find new ways of doing things. In terms of digital art, I read books on art history and art theory and study the images of my favorite artists (both digital and traditional). Lately, my best friend, Jennifer Rehnay, has been very helpful in giving me some informal lessons on the "behind-the-scenes" processes of creating art.

Victoria Renderosity: How did you get started as a digital artist, Vyktohria?

Vyktohria: I first became interested in digital art in 1995 when my dad gave me a CD package containing some new, up-and-coming computer software which at the time included Aldus Photostyler and KAI PowerTools. I went home and spent the afternoon creating my first digital art piece. After that I was totally hooked. A few years later a friend introduced me to Photoshop, and it was love at first sight. My interest in the 3D side of digital artistry happened in 2008 when I came across an ad in a magazine for some free 3D software. I had always been intimidated by 3D, thinking it was way too difficult to learn, but was fascinated by its potential use in art, so, I decided to give it a try. Now I'm equally obsessed – if not more so – with all things 3D as well. In fact, it was my passion for 3D art that eventually inspired me to become a vendor here at Renderosity.

Renderosity: Where do your ideas for your characters and clothing come from?

Vyktohria: Like so many others have already said, I find inspiration everywhere I go. My fellow vendors and artists are a huge source of inspiration, as are my personal friends outside the 3D community. I'm kind of a big sci-fi and fantasy nerd, and find tons of inspiration in these types of books and movies. Whenever I hit a creative "block", I like to go to local bookstores and browse the art and photography sections; that never fails to reignite the creative "spark" in me. Sometimes, even something as simple as listening to music can send waves of inspiration through me. I believe we are fortunate enough to live in a world that is filled with beauty. Sadly we sometimes get so caught up in our day-to-day existences, that we forget to appreciate the little gifts life has to offer. I try to make it a part of my daily life to consciously take a step back from the mundane and become inspired by the beauty in things.


Renderosity: "Ellis for Petra" is your most favored image; how did you create that image and what was your inspiration?

Vyktohria: Well, I kind of have a wide span of interests when it comes to the various art genres, but one of my most favorites is the black and white movies and publicity stills from the 1930s and 40s. In my opinion, there's something magical about these images that transcends time and allows the viewer to be completely engulfed in the glamour of the era. Also, black and white images have a way of stripping away any distractions and making light and shadow become physical characters in the scene. In that particular image, I was hoping to channel some of the glamour and mystery of that era through P3Design's gorgeous character, Ellis, which reminds me of a young Elizabeth Taylor.


Renderosity: How has being a Renderosity vendor made a difference in your life? Do you make a living as a vendor?

Vyktohria: I was always amazed by the quality and diversity of products Renderosity offered and thought it would be awesome to one day become part of that community. So I worked hard, taught myself everything I could about 3D content creation, and eventually turned out some products. The support I received from fellow artists, vendors and staff members here at Renderosity served to encourage me to continue this pursuit and eventually take it to a place where I could make it my full time job. I can honestly say without hesitation that being a vendor here at Renderosity is the best job I've ever had. Besides the obvious benefits of being my own boss and working from home, I get to be creative all day and work with some of the most talented people in the business. I have made so many friends through Renderosity that at the end of the day, I am grateful to know that of all the things I am doing with my life, working for Renderosity is one of the things I truly love and enjoy. Not many people can say that about their jobs. I am sincerely grateful to be one of the lucky ones who can.


Renderosity: If someone wanted to become a Renderosity Vendor, what advice would you give them?

Vyktohria: Go for it! Seriously--if becoming a vendor at Renderosity is your dream, create your own reality and do it. Being a successful vendor takes hard work and dedication, but know that Renderosity is a welcoming environment filled with people who are willing to help and who will support you in your efforts. Never stop learning and challenging yourself. And above all else, don't be afraid to think outside the box and try something new.


Renderosity: And, finally, what do you want the Renderosity community to know about you?

Vyktohria: 3D content creation is my primary focus of work; however, there are many other things that I enjoy doing as well, so I have a tendency to wear several different hats in my day-to-day life. I'm currently a part-time anthropologist for a local non-profit organization teaching computer skills to the San Bushmen in Namibia, which sometimes requires me to travel to Africa for extended lengths of time. I am also a professional artist; I design book covers, create works for various e-zines, and recently published my first art book titled "Virtually Yours: The Pin-Ups Volume 1." I am also very approachable. I love seeing the images customers create with my products and am open to suggestions and ideas for new projects.

 


 


 


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Victoria

Store in the MarketPlace

Home Page

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fictionalbookshelf ( posted at 12:57PM Sat, 02 May 2015

Congratulations. You deserve this.

RodS ( posted at 10:13PM Sat, 02 May 2015

Congrats, Vyk! Richly deserved - always excellent products!

jeanne_50 ( posted at 5:20AM Sun, 03 May 2015

Congratulations! Very well deserved!! Love, Jeanne :)

SWAM ( posted at 6:11AM Sun, 03 May 2015

Congratulations sweetie, very much deserved :-)

DreamlandModels ( posted at 7:39AM Sun, 03 May 2015

Way to go Girl! Tom

scooby37 ( posted at 9:41AM Sun, 03 May 2015

Well done Vyktohria, well deserved, keep up the good work.

EdArt3D ( posted at 1:55PM Sun, 03 May 2015

Congratulations. Very well deserved !

Anagord ( posted at 5:36AM Mon, 04 May 2015

Congratulations.you deserved it! I am so happy for you!

Godin ( posted at 5:47AM Mon, 04 May 2015

Awesome!!! Big Huge Congratulations Sweetie! Very well deserved :)

donnena ( posted at 8:36AM Mon, 04 May 2015

Wonderful news!!!! Congrats!!!

JenniferRehnay ( posted at 8:37AM Mon, 04 May 2015

So thrilled for you! Congratulations!!

Biscuits ( posted at 8:42AM Mon, 04 May 2015

Giant Hugs! Congrats V!!!

Cimarron ( posted at 2:53PM Mon, 04 May 2015

Congratulations, wonderfully creative work:)

Tempesta3d ( posted at 4:06PM Mon, 04 May 2015

Congratulations, your work is great.

brycek ( posted at 5:02PM Mon, 04 May 2015

Congratulations! Well deserved!!

Kaleb242 ( posted at 8:35PM Mon, 04 May 2015

Congratulations, and keep up the great work!

-BrandyE- ( posted at 2:28PM Tue, 05 May 2015

congrats my friend!!! well deserved!

mightymysterio ( posted at 3:29PM Tue, 05 May 2015

Congrats! Nalfaar is one of my favorite male characters of all time. You've done so much wonderful work as a vendor!

julesart ( posted at 5:41PM Tue, 05 May 2015

Congratulations sweetie! You deserve this and so much more. I love your creations and you! You have been a wonderful friend and I am truly grateful! There is so much more out there for you! Hugs!!!!

Belladzines ( posted at 11:14PM Tue, 05 May 2015

congrats!!!!

KassieKage ( posted at 8:52AM Wed, 06 May 2015

Favorite vendor ever, I love her!

bandicameraman ( posted at 11:41AM Wed, 06 May 2015

Congrats from the other side of the world, Vyktohria =)

Darkwish ( posted at 12:10PM Wed, 06 May 2015

Congratulations, hun! Your artwork really is great!

StudioArtVartanian ( posted at 1:05PM Wed, 06 May 2015

Big Congrats, sweetie:) Very well deserved as you are an amazing artist and most important an amazing, sweet person!!!

Shozai ( posted at 3:30PM Wed, 06 May 2015

Congratulations :)

P3Design ( posted at 3:31PM Wed, 06 May 2015

Congratulations sweetie, so very well deserved! :) :)

Jollyself ( posted at 5:52PM Wed, 06 May 2015

congrats on the VOM and what a wonerful insight into your creativity.. :)

marforno ( posted at 9:26PM Wed, 06 May 2015

Congratulations ...!!! :-)

robinsk1 ( posted at 7:27PM Thu, 07 May 2015

Congratulations Vyktohria! Very Well deserved!

DM ( posted at 7:35AM Fri, 08 May 2015

Congratulations! :)


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