The Member of the Month for January, 2018, is
Miss B has been a member of Renderosity since 2000. She is a member who for 18 years has shared her support and artworks with the Renderosity community. That's quite a commitment. We congratulate and thank Miss B for her efforts.
Miss B has always been interested in anything related to graphics. After starting in Desktop Publishing and receiving her degree in Computer Information Systems and Programming, she turned towards the web and became a graphic/web designer.
She uses Blender for modeling, but prefers to do her rendering with Poser, Bryce, Terragen, and occasionally with DAZ|Studio. Her gallery is filled with carefully composed images and models often with a great sense of design and style.
Miss B also has a great talent for fractal art. You can find many excellent examples of her creative talent in her gallery.
Congratulations, Miss B, for being chosen as our Member of the Month for January, 2018!
Intervew with Miss B
Renderosity: How did you get involved in Renderosity?
Miss B: Back in early 2000, I had started playing with Bryce 4, and when I went looking for forums that catered to Bryce, Renderosity was the only 3D forum I was aware of which had a Bryce forum. I was still using Paint Shop Pro for postwork, as I hadn't yet started playing with Photoshop, so I also started hanging out in the PSP forum as well.
I can't say I spent any time in any of the other Renderosity forums then, or for a number years after I became a member. It wasn't until I started playing with other 3D graphics software, that I started hanging out in more of the Renderosity forums catering to Poser, Blender, and Terragen. Now-a-days, I also visit more of the Community forums, as there might be a question or two I can answer, which I wouldn't have thought to do back in the early days, because I was still pretty new to 3D graphics software myself.
When did you start creating digital art?
Miss B: I guess you could say I started playing in digital art when an online friend had pointed me to an online forum catering to users of Paint Shop Pro. Now I mostly use 2D graphics software for compositing and postworking my 3D renders, but back then I liked to create my own greeting cards, though I certainly wouldn't have called them "professional", but the friends and family I sent them to, enjoyed them.
I became aware of Bryce after purchasing, and playing with, the original computer game, Myst. I fell in love with it, and went looking for information on how it was created, and back then the original Myst, and it's followup game Riven, were created with Bryce. Needless to say, I went looking for Bryce, and version 4 had just come out, when I decided to buy it. In recent years I've done more portrait type renders with Poser and DAZ|Studio, but I'm a landscape artist at heart, so Bryce, and then eventually Terragen, were my favorite 3D graphics software.
Watching His Garden Grow by Miss B
All that said, I haven't abandoned my love of working with 2D Graphics software, as I've been a fractal addict ever since I bought my first DOS-based computer back in the late 80s, and got hooked again when I discovered, and started working with, Apophysis. I also like to create texture sets for items of clothing I buy at Renderosity, and other 3D stores, so still using Photoshop, as well as Filter Forge, on an almost daily basis.
Do you have favorite artists at Renderosity?
Miss B: As far as favorite artists at Renderosity, there are over a dozen vendors whose stores I continually shop in, because I know I'll find what I'm looking for.
For 2D graphics related items, I'm always in Designfera's, Atenais', Parrotdolphin's and FrozenStar's stores.
If I'm looking for hair, it's Ali, and more recently, Biscuits, as well as P3D-Art/DIGIpixel for wonderful hair textures.
For 3D items it's Fabiana, Flink and Rhiannon, as well as Lully now that I've learned to work with dynamic clothing in the Poser Cloth Room.
Then there's Sveva for both 2D and 3D graphics related products, and I cannot forget Johanna/StudioArtVartanian, as well as Ralf/Dimension3D for their wonderful products. They are greatly missed.
Amoebas by Miss B
What about Renderosity has made a difference in your growth as an artist?
Miss B: I'm not sure what any one 3D graphics forum or store has contributed to my growth as an artist, but I have to say, except for the years I was only working in DAZ|Studio, Renderosity is probably the one store where I've probably found more assets to help me create my 3D art. As far as the Renderosity forums go, up until about 4 years ago when the HiveWire 3D forums opened, it was the only forum where I could go for help with whatever 2D or 3D graphics software I was using. That meant a lot as far as my artistic efforts progressing to the point they are today.
Be sure to visit Miss B's Gallery to see more of her work! And check out the video below which features 10-hand picked images from her gallery.
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