May Artist Of the Month nitro115

audre · April 24, 2002 6:57 am

Who is nitro115? My name is Ferenc J. Haraszti (nitro115, or some call me feri) - born in Budapest, Hungary, but I live in North Carolina near the Research Triangle Park since 1987. Graphics and my job are not related, I do CG for a hobby.... without any previous art education, or training. I started with Bryce3D in 1999, then about a year and a half later stepped up to 3D Studio Max and still am using it. I don't know any other program that has so much support on the internet, tutorials and free(!) plugins. Not to mention all those free scripts at! To render my images I use finalRender R1.1 and for postworks my favorite is Painter and Photoshop. I still use Bryce every now and then, mostly for landscapes though. What are you currently working on? I'm working on several scenes at the moment, but with an easy foot on the gas pedal, I just upgraded my hardware and still setting it up, loading and tuning the softwares. Once everything is installed and runs properly, I think I'll model a nice building, or somthing totally different, with me you just never know :-) What do you think your best piece of work is and why? I'm not sure which one is my best piece of work, to tell you the truth. But, I received the most comments for: GalleryThumb170126.jpg Country morning II GalleryThumb26018.jpg Mediteranean Villa Thes pictures have been displayed in 3DWorld Magazine in England and in Computer Graphica in Italy as well. But, again, I don't know which picture of mine is the best, I don't belive in such things :-) Why do you like to work with 3D software? Because it integrates computing, art and some engineering. It's definitely something that I like to spend a lot of time with and I have not gotten tired of it in 3 years. I hope it will not change. The variety of work is just unlimited in graphics, imagination is the only limit. What inspires you? Everything: lights, shadows, colors and shapes, reflections, reality and imagination. I love architecture, so that itself is a gold mine. I take a lot of pictures when I travel and I keep going back to them. Of course, because I'm Hungarian, the history and architecture of my hometown will always be something I can turn to at anytime. How has this online community (Renderosity) enhanced your work, relationships, and learning? I've met several people here and ended up in good relationships, even friendships. Communities are great places to look around, see and learn, R'osity is probably the largest one. I'm not sure about how it enhanced my works, I'm not a tutorial-person, have no patience for that. But every time I visit here, there is something new to see, or read about. I think that's plenty enough :-) Parting Comments / Advice to other Artists? Advice to other Artists That's a tough cookie.... but I say, enjoy doing graphics and have fun, after all this is what it is about. Make the next picture just a little bit better than the previous one and you'll achive a whole lot. And can you wish for anything more than that? :-) Click here to visit nitro115's Renderosity Gallery
Our May Voter of Note is Rita, who was lucky number 13 of the those voting for nitro115. When asked to introduce herself and share briefly with us why she voted for nitro115, she told us "I am a retired artist who years ago specialized in portraiture and character studies in oils. I have won numerous awards for the same. Nitro's work is elegant and well executed. His graphics have a richness to them equal to some of the great artists of the past. His composition and use of color is one of the best I've ever seen and I was very proud to have voted him artist of the month." Thanks Rita!
The May Voting Results: nitro115 26.0% brschmidt 11.5% kenbxpst850 11.5% TBKoen 10.4% crommcruac 7.8% Taron 7.3% DViL 6.2% Lon Chaney 4.7% sms 4.2% the hankster 4.2% josecastello 3.6% jotaele 2.6% 1068

Article Comments

--Divide-By-Zero-- ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 02 May 2002

Congratulations Nitro! Good to finally see someone with genuine talent getting recognized with an award at a place like this. You've raised the bar for us all. Keep up the fantastic work! =DBZ=

GrayCloudDesign ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 02 May 2002

Congratulations nitro, your work is absolutely amazing:-)

Eowyn ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 02 May 2002

Congratulations, Feri! :) I can't think of anyone who would've deserved this more than you! I am proud to know you and I always love viewing your incredible artwork :) - xxx, Outi

peejay ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 02 May 2002

Hey Feri well done and congratulations. You're an encouragement to all of us.

TheDaedalus ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 02 May 2002

Congrats, man! I've been viewing your artwork ever since I had the great fortune of seeing a link to your site on Ryan Bliss' User Gallery, and I am continually impressed! Keep up the fantastic work! I can't wait to see this project that you refer to doing when you get everything working properly. Again, my most sincere congratulations to you!!

shanes ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 02 May 2002

All I can say feri is...DITTO to all the above! Way to go my Budapest-brother!!! =)

ladynimue ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 02 May 2002

Your eye for color, texture, light, and composition gives your images such a wonderful old-world Rembrandt quality. It is truly amazing that you have had no formal art training, for your CG imagery surpasses those that hold degrees in this field. Congratulations, and I look forward to viewing new postings to your gallery.

Alfons ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 02 May 2002

Only 3 years in 3D work as a hobby and making so much amazing art, i wish i could do that. Keep up the good work.

kromekat ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 02 May 2002

Well done!

AGOR ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 02 May 2002

Finally,,,a real artist in the AOM since long time!!!Thank you for all Feri!!!I am lucky to know your ART!!! A FAN

Wanda Burns ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 02 May 2002

Congratulations Feri, no one deserves this honor more than you. I have been an admirer of your modelling abilities, and your expertise with lighting and atmosphere for a long time. :)

ocddoug ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 02 May 2002

I voted for you and I was glad to see you won so I could learn more about you. Your lighting work and texturing work is always inspiring to me. It makes me want to experiment. Take care! Doug

Dimeola ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 02 May 2002

Feri is an inspiration to all of us who are self-taught. We see how much can be done.....and how there is always more to learn. I treasure the Old World style of soft lighting and textures.....and apprecite the honest advice. God bless you my friend, Scott

Antoonio ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 03 May 2002

Congrats man, you definedly deserve the title. .n

nikitacreed ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 03 May 2002

Congratulations. You most definitely deserved it! =OD

picky ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 03 May 2002

Congratulations! Your work is great! :)

Michelle A. ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 03 May 2002

Feri....I've always admired your work, which is truly been inspirational to me. Congratulations, I don't know anyone who deserves it more.

Papu ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 03 May 2002

You certainly deserve this! Awesome works!

dglidden ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 03 May 2002

Congradulations feri.... I have always admired your work and the realism you capture in each piece. It is nice to see an artist of your talent recieve this. Darrell

linwhite ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 03 May 2002

Feri, You are my #1 favorite artist on the www, period. Your beautiful, ethereal scenes are an emotional experience. It's great to learn a little about your life and philosophy. It's obvious you put your heart and soul into each one you do. My favorite is "Will it Rain Today", simple yet a blow to the solar plexis. I hope you'll create many, many more of your stunning images. Now don't let all this go to your head...okay? Linda

CarolineG ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 03 May 2002

Yeah you've won S Congrats my friend, I'm so proud! I will never stop to be amazed when I look at your work and I'm proud to know you as a person S Hugs Caro

Penguinisto ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 03 May 2002

Damn... 'tis good to see someone of such consummate talent recognized. Your work was among the first that I can recall seeing on Digital Blasphemy, and was a huge part of the persuasion that led me into CG art in the first place. Take a Bow, sir... you've more than earned it. /P

zarth ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 03 May 2002

One of the great tests of art (visual, audio, written) is to measure how long you can look at it, how long can you listen to it and how often can you read it. I have enjoyed Country Morning as my wallpaper for several days now and I continue to be intrigued by the subtle colors and shadows. Wonderful. Thank you for sharing your art. Randy

islandgraphics ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 03 May 2002

Congrats Feri! Your artwork and models sure deserve this recognition ;o) -Nathalie

illkirch ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 03 May 2002

Congrats sir Henry

bonbon ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 03 May 2002

YaY!!!!! congrats , you definitely deserve this... and yes i voted for you... your wrk has such a fabulous feel to it more like an oil painting .keep up the great works of art your biggest fan, bon

camera ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 03 May 2002

Congratulations Feri! It is so wonderful to see your talents recognized on here. I so enjoy your work. Gayne

RayTraz ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 03 May 2002

Feri you really deserve this! We've talked before, we met at the site where hubert rules (say my hi to hubert & his hubism :). I have seen all your works that you've posted on this site and other 2 sites. I am continuosly amazed by your way of employing lights, shadows and textures. You are a Guru. And I am really glad to know the fact that your day job isnt related to cgi and you dont have any background in art. It means I have a hope too. Well of course it'll take sometime for me to get close to your skill, but hopefully not long. Yeah I got a 3d modelling software now :). So goodluck on upgrading. I really hope to see what's next. Respect. Dave. Btw cool glasses you got, are they the secret in all of your great renders ?).

Rita ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 03 May 2002

Feri,you certainly deserve this accolade and then some!! Congratulations!

kaiservr ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 03 May 2002