September 2008 Artist of the Month - Igolochka
September 1, 2008 2:04 am
Each month the Renderosity community votes on The Renderosity Artist Of The Month [AOM] ... September's AOM is Igolochka!
We congratulate Igolochka for an outstanding collection of works in the DAZ|Studio Gallery!
I want to congratulate all the nominees for this month, who are very talented artists and each deserves the recognition! Thank you very much, site team, and big thanks to all the community members for the great support and for voting. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, it's a great honor for me to be recognized as the Artist Of the Month!
Who is 'Igolochka'?
My real name is Anastasiya Igolkina. I live in Kaliningrad - it's the city on the north-west of Russia. My nickname came from my family name - "Igolochka" meaning "needle", but tenderly :) I'm married and have a wonderful daughter Katerina, who is 8 years old now. We have a cat in our family, and his name is Barsik - you may have already seen him in my gallery. I work as a photographer in a photographic studio.
How long have you been rendering/doing computer graphics?
About two years, and I can say that I absolutely love it!
Do you have traditional art experience?
Actually - no.
What are you currently working on?
Well, nothing special currently. 3D rendering is a hobby for me, and as you may have already noticed, there are mainly portraits in my gallery. So, I plan to render some more beautiful portraits.
What software/equipment do you use and why?
Primarily, I use Daz|Studio and Gimp. Both of them are free, but I think they are a very nice choice for the hobbyist. Also, I use Bryce for creating backgrounds.
What do you think your best piece of work is and why?
May not be the best, but one of my favorites is "Trying to learn". In this image, little Zlata is trying to learn something from her big book. I made this picture together with my daughter. She is a schoolgirl, and like the other children of the same age, likes to play and walk, instead of doing her lessons :) I think that this picture is the most lovely creation by me.
Trying to learn
Why do you like to work with 3D software?
As I've already said - I'm photographer, and it's very interesting for me to achieve some realism in the 3D dimension - to create some realistic poses and expressions.
Who/what inspires you?
Sometimes it can be music, or a book, or film. There are so many inspiring things around us in everyday life, but mostly I get a lot of inspiration from other artists in the Renderosity community. There are so many great talents here!
How has this online community (Renderosity) enhanced your work, relationships, and learning?
First of all, I want to say that I found so many new friends here who are always ready to help, to give their support. There is such a warm and friendly atmosphere at Renderosity! You get positive feedback, and sometimes a little bit of criticism, which definitely helps to improve.
Parting Comments / Advice to other Artists?
Advice? What can I say? Just enjoy what you are doing, and don't be afraid to experiment :) In parting: I'm so happy to be a part of this great community. My best wishes to all of you, and thank you again for Artist Of The Month award!
We invite you to have a further look at Igolochka's Renderosity 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 2008 page, which can also be found on the sidebar under Highlights.