September 2006 AOM RGUS
September 3, 2006 2:27 am
Each month the Renderosity community votes on The Renderosity Artist Of The Month [AOM].
We congratulate September's AOM - Poser artist RGUS!
Who is "RGUS"?
This fantastically intelligent and devilishly good looking hunk of a man, who still has his boyish good looks, and all his own teeth. :-). Oh and I live in New Zealand, the best place in the world to live. I am a Kiwi, (and proud of it mate).
How long have you been involved in computer graphics?
I have been involved in computer graphics for 25 years mainly as an AutoCAD user for architectural and structural construction drawings. Only part of this time has been involved in doing 3D art just for pleasure. I started using 3D programs, such as Poser, to produce 3D art for my pleasure approximately 2 years ago.
Do you have traditional art experience?
Yes I do have a bit. I have done some painting in oils and wartercolours . I started to paint when I was 17 years old when studying to become an architect. I painted mainly architectural buildings for pleasure because I had a talent for it. It was not a requirement in my studies, but I was good at it and enjoyed doing it.
What are you currently working on?
I am currently exploring the creative possibilities of using white backgrounds for my images in Poser, in a series of works I started a few months ago. I really like using a solid white background as it emphasizes the play of shadows and light and form. The white backgrounds seem to highlight the design elements in a way that I find very satisfying.
What software/equipment do you use and why?
I use Poser primarily because I like working with the human form. Poser allows me to create images that are sculptural with an emphasis on form, light, and shadow.
What do you think your best piece of work is and why?
I think my best piece of work is " THE BODY " because I really love realism. I believe this image best achieves the level of realism I like to do.
Why do you like to work with 3D software?
I like 3D software, in particular Poser, because it allows me to create images using both realistic characters, and, at the same time, escape into a world of pure fantasty. I like that it is possible to create realism and fantasy in the same image.
Who/what inspires you?
There are a number of artists on Renderosity that have inspired me and influenced my art. I would include the influence of such artists as Uwe Mattern, Ray Factor, Saintfox, XTrinityX and BBarbs. Also, BBarbs inspires me by holding a whip over me and telling me to "Git er Done !! "
How has this online community (Renderosity) enhanced your work, relationships, and learning?
This community has introduced me to other artists, their techniques, methods, and imagination, and stimulated the senses and fulfilled the soul.
Parting Comments / Advice to other Artists?
The advice that I have to other artists is that it is important to spend enough time with Poser, or whatever program you use, to get a great deal of experience with it. Also, I would say that it is important to listen to people, use the galleries as your inspiration and extract as much as possible from those images. There are so many wonderful artists and infinite styles to see and learn from on Renderosity.
In parting, I would like to thank all those that have voted me into the Artist of the Month and all those who have been supportive, helpful, and appreciative of my artistic endeavors.
We invite you to look further into RGUS' Renderosity art gallery!
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Artist of the Month is highlighting a talented Renderosity artist that has been nominated by mods and admins, and voted by the community. Recognition is given to this member for their collection of works for that year.
Since we only select one AOM per month, it is not about their works for that particular month. Instead, it is about highlighting a talented artist's works for that year, and they are recognized during that month.
To learn more about Renderosity's Artist Of The Month [AOM] award, and to view our past AOM's, please visit the AOM 2006 page, which can also be found on the sidebar under Highlights.
Deane, here we are, my friend, and I had the strongest feeling for well over a month that I would be typing this text to you right now. I should forget about graphics and join the psychic hotline! LOL! I give you my humble congratulations on this honor, and for sharing your unique friendship with so many here! Your artwork and presence here have touched so many and I'm glad to see this award go to my favorite bloke! LOL! Whatever you are eating there in Kiwiland, feel free to mail some over here! LOL! Excellent work and job well done, Deane!