September 2008 Artist of the Month - Igolochka

September 1, 2008 2:04 am

File1686.jpgEach 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!


Hi, everyone:)

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.

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She

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.

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Bubbles

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.

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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!

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Naime

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!

Yours truly,

Anastasiya.

We invite you to have a further look at Igolochka's Renderosity Gallery!

Be sure to visit the DAZ|Studio Gallery, and also pay a visit to the DAZ|Studio 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 2008 page, which can also be found on the sidebar under Highlights.


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Article Comments


mirana ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 September 2008

Congratulations!!! I am very plesaed for you :-) hug Mirana

OkrimSlava ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 September 2008

I love your work,Congrads from Germany. :)

Christel ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 September 2008

THis is SO well deserved!! CONGRATS sweetie.. You rock ;) Hugs Christel

maraich ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 September 2008

Awesome! Thrilled to see a DAZ Studio user as the AoM. Many congrats.

Ravenlady ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 September 2008

:D :D :D :D :D :D CONGRATS! your works are fantastic! Take care!!! :D

LemyD ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 September 2008

My congrads for you. With you beatiful pictures, you have earned this! Greetings Lemy

RodolfoCiminelli ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 September 2008

Congratulations for this award my friend...!!!

rl2000 ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 September 2008

CONGRATS!!

calico1 ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 September 2008

Very special work. Special touch. Congratulations!

Raindroptheelf ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 September 2008

Wow, congratulations my friend, you really deserved this ! You do the most fantastic Work with the Daz Studio.

LadyMari ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 September 2008

Congratulations! I am constantly amazed at the marvelous images you create with Daz Studio.

schonee ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 September 2008

Congratulations Hun! Way to go I am so happy for you...You do some awesome work in Daz. Have a wonderful day. Hugs

dbrv6 ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 September 2008

Congratulations!! Wonderful work with DAZ Studio. Nifty!

ladyinblack ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 September 2008

Congratulations! Very well deserved... your images are brilliant!

45Cool ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 September 2008

Congratulations, your work is truly incredible!

yorkshire_pud ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 September 2008

Congratulations!!! You have a wonderful gallery :O)

johnny_damnit ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 September 2008

Congratulations Anastasiya, I am so happy you are the artist of the month. You deserve it. Johnny

colynn ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 September 2008

Congrats! You have a beautiful gallery, well deserved!^^

RGUS ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 September 2008

Whooooo Hooooooo... now that's a damn good choice!!!!

calum5 ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 September 2008

Really well deserved ,you have such sharp images always created superbly.I thought you were one of your renders at first but then I saw your funny face(lol)just kidden . Congratulations on a well deserved award.Best wishes cal :-)

Mechanismo ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 September 2008

a very well done, congratulations to a well deserved and beautiful lady/artist

Thelby ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 September 2008

This is So Wonderful how short a time you have made a Great name for yourself and you are now Artist Of the Month!!! BIG CONGRATULATIONS My Friend!!!!

watchman2005 ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 September 2008

Accolade well deserved and long overdue, my congratulations!!

flaviok ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 September 2008

Parabéns, seu talento e sensibilidade nas obras são fascinantes minha amiga. Sem dúvidas merecido.

BluEcho ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 September 2008

Congratulations! You do wonderful images.

Anain ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 September 2008

Mi congratulation for the award Ana, your work is fantastic! Hugs and smiles :)

DreamersWish ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 September 2008

Congratulations to you! Such amazing images and well deserved honor!

Lotus253 ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 01 September 2008

Wow! You look better than your avatar! (Rare). I have to agree that "tring to learn" is your best image. Congrats!

Bossie_Boots ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 02 September 2008

Oh Hun wowwwww congrats and very well deserved i love your work well done hugs lou x

werun ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 02 September 2008

Congratulations, Anastasiya! Your images are very beautiful, absolutely deserved!