|Each month the Renderosity community votes on The
Renderosity Artist Of The Month [AOM]
Septembers AOM is from the Poser Gallery. We congratulate
Valentina [Valentina Kallias] for her outstanding collection
of Poser images.
Congratulations on being voted Poser AOM for two consecutive years, this is a first in Renderosity AOM history. I know you were reluctant to be nominated for a second year, however, the community has voted and they overwhelmingly agree that you are their choice for 2005s Poser Artist Of The Month. How does it feel to have been awarded this honor a second time? It feels very good to see that so many people love my work. I was surprised, and a bit scared when I learned that I had been nominated again. I am a very shy person, and any kind of public exposure makes me feel nervous, and even more shy that is just me! However, I am very honored to know that the Renderosity community thought that much of me that they would nominate me for a second year. I really didnt expect to be nominated, let alone win. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone. How have your artistic techniques/style grown over the years? I dont know what to say. As far as I am concerned, my artistic technique seems to have stayed the same every year. I want to believe that my art evolved, but I am not always pleased with my results. Perhaps my imagination expanded and became richer, but the post work, kind of stayed the same. I do pay more attention to lighting technique now. However, my lights are actually post work, using the dodge and burn tools over the rendered image. Also, I realized that a very important element in an image is the character's expression. You must make the Poser model look alive. Last year, you mentioned that you enjoy photography, do you plan on posting any of you photographs to your Renderosity art gallery? I thought about posting photography, when I accumulated a lot of photos. Yet, viewing the Renderosity Photography Gallery, and seeing so many amazing photos by other artists, makes me feel a bit shy about mine and I still delay in posting. but, perhaps one day I will. Did you finish your Sci-Fi childrens book that you were creating with your sister? No, it is not finished yet. My sister is creating original 3D models just for that book's illustrations. We want it to be 100% original; new characters, new props and backgrounds. That way we will be able to create something unique. Of course it is a hard work, and it will probably take a lot of time, but we think it's worth it. Are you still using Poser and Paint Shop Pro for creating your images, why do you prefer Poser and PSP, and have you tried your hand at other software applications? I still use Poser 4 and I still render my images with simple grey lights and post work. But I do my post work in Photoshop 7 now, but its basically the same.
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To learn more about Renderosity's Artist Of The Month [AOM] award, and to view our past AOM's, please visit the AOM 2005 page, which can also be found on the sidebar under Highlights.
My congratulations to you for receiving this honorable award, Vali! Your unique style of artwork and immense talent certainly deserves this recognition, and it couldn't go to a nicer person! Thank you so much for everything, Vali, you truly are a remarkable person in so many ways!