April 2007 Artist of the Month - Kidicarux

March 27, 2007 7:23 pm

Each month the Renderosity community votes on The Renderosity Artist Of The Month [AOM] ... April's AOM is Jacques Pena [Kidicarux]. We congratulate Jacques for his outstanding work in the Cinema 4D Gallery!




Who is 'Kidicarux'?

Despite the name that I picked, my real name is Jacques Pena. Digital Artist working in Boston, Ma.

How long have you been rendering/doing computer graphics?

I've been doing digital art, seriously, since 1996 all through high school and college.


Do you have traditional art experience?

Besides digital art, I am a traditional painter and illustrator. Nothing beats a canvas and brush. Traditional art made digital art possible for me.

What are you currently working on?

Right now I'm working on a few new images based on actual people that I know. Basically they're portraits portrayed with much symbolism and fantasy. The next image is based on one of my fellow employees here at Neoscape who is a Project Manager, her name is Amanda Coggin Budd. The idea is based on a sci-fi theme of a lonely girl with too much technology on her hands...literally. Along with that I'm creating a digital flip book based on the project on my website. I will be using C4D 10 and Mudbox 1.0. I will be posting it when I'm done on renderosity.


What software/equipment do you use and why?

Tricky question, at home I am strictly Maxon Cinema 4d 10. Along with that I use Mudbox, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Now at work, it's 3dstudio Max.

Now why I use Cinema 4d 10? Back in highschool, it was the first of many programs I actually liked. Although 3d studio Max was there, Cinema 4d felt more interesting and fun to work with. When I began college I used it for graphics, and from there, it stayed with me forever. Cinema 4d has the tools to productively plan, create and render. Especially when it comes to poly modeling characters, fast and fast.

What do you think your best piece of work is and why?

That is a tough question when asked. I care more about what people say, and I have gotten alot saying from one of my images titled "The Dance"(As Shown in my Gallery). Despite having a life on it's own, I worked with one of the best architectural artists in the Industry, Nensi Karanxha. Nensi was the inspiration behind the character herself, and helped me artistically to create something one step beyond the imagination.

The Dance

Why do you like to work with 3D software?

I am a game freak. So alot has to do with that.

Who/what inspires you?

Many artists. But my heart is more inspired by the works of Louis Royo, Yoshitaka Amano, Geof Darrow, Renji Murata, Massimiliano Frezzato, and Tetsuya Nomura.

How has this online community (Renderosity) enhanced your work, relationships, and learning?

I love Renderosity because of the people. People help make my art actually work. Thats why I give credit to those who give comments and to those who become inspired by my work.

LiL Red Riding Hood

Parting Comments / Advice to other Artists?

I will leave with this parting piece of advice..may not work for some but it has worked for me. Imagination is the greatest thing in the world...so keep imagining. Just don't do it during final semester of college...trust me.

Please have a further look at Kidicarux's Gallery!

Be sure to visit the Renderosity Cinema 4D Gallery, and also pay a visit to the Renderosity Cinema 4D Forum!

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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 2007 page, which can also be found on the sidebar under Highlights.

Article Comments

cartesius ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 28 March 2007

Excellent choice for AOM!

amigafreak ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 28 March 2007

I agree with cartesius he's a 4D Master ! I feel like a beginner when I watch his work hang on guy :-( only one word : congratulations Amigafreak :-)

DramaKing ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 28 March 2007

I have just one thing to say: Way to go!

jddog ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 29 March 2007

Agree with cartesius, a excellent choice! Very inspiring works and concepts, perfect executions and accurate on all details. Thumbs up !!! Bravo !

Sabra ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 29 March 2007

Wonderful choice, your work is a great inspiration for many of us, C4D or not. Congrats!

lululee ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 29 March 2007

Outstanding ART. I am blown away by the quality and originality you achieve. cheerio lululee

markdavid ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 29 March 2007

Congratulations. Your work is consistently excellent. Well deserved AOM

IO4 ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 29 March 2007

Congratulaitons! Well deserved:)

thundering1 ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 29 March 2007

Congrats - your gallery is fantastic - well deserved, and I look forward to seeing more!

Teyon ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 29 March 2007

Killer work! :)

Rodma_Hu ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 29 March 2007

Congratulations Jacques! "The Dance" is one of my all-time favs.

eddyruiz ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 31 March 2007


vshane ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 31 March 2007


dreamlight ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 01 April 2007

Congrats!!! Awesome art!

dreamlight ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 01 April 2007

Congrats!!! Awesome art!

MINTY1974 ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 01 April 2007

Congratulations. Your work has always been inspiring to the C4D Community. Your images are always full of life. You thoroughly deserve this accolade.

rockets ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 01 April 2007

Congratulations on this honor...love your work!

omac2 ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 03 April 2007

fantastic modelling and character work!, great choice and well deserved.

Shimuzu ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 03 April 2007

Congratulations Jaques! Been a big fan of your work, you continue to inspire me - hopefully one day I will be able to achieve the class you exude. All the best.

fran_joel ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 09 April 2007

I'm also a big fan of your work. My only regret is that you don't post images more often !

Loloe ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 12 April 2007

Congratulations! I don't know a lot about C4D, but I had a lot of pleasure to discover your gallery thanks to the newsletter. Thanks for sharing your Art here!

UVDan ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 12 April 2007

Congratulations! You have some seriously beautiful work.

npauling ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 13 April 2007

Congratulations and very well deserved.

SomethingStrange ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 24 April 2007

Wow..I didn't realise your work before (I dont get much time to go around the gallerys) I must say I am inspired! Utterly wonderful work and imagination. Congratulations, this is well deserved!

MacMing ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 24 April 2007

I recognized your images immediately from the C4DCafe gallery also. As I said before there ; Top work! Congrats

Dr4gon ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 29 April 2007


ChristineG ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 30 April 2007

wow been going through your gallery. well deserved title. Congrats!! Absolutly talented artist!

agusito ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 15 May 2007

GREAT ILUSTRATIONS!!! I think this artist should to do some movies with him creations CONGRATULATIONS!