December 2008 Vendor of the Month - ShanaC

December 1, 2008 1:20 pm

Tags: Shana, VOM

Who is ShanaC?

Well, I'm a 25 year old girl, I'm Portuguese, I live in a small town in Portugal where I've lived for pretty much my whole life. Right now I work as a freelance
webdesigner/graphical artist, although my main focus these days is creating content for Poser. What else, well, I love music, I CANNOT work without something playing in the
background, I enjoy a good book, I love to go to the movies, and going out with my friends :)

How long have you have you been involved in digital art?

It must be about 10 years now or more, It started with Paint Shop Pro 7 (I think), I've been drawing for as long as I can remember, so I began coloring my artwork with that,
from there I got into webdesign a couple of years later, I made my own little websites, eventually got good enough to make my living off of it, so that's how it started.
Then one day, while I was googling for info on rendering and 3D Models, I stumbled onto Renderosity and quickly discovered Poser. I've been a member here for about 4 years
now. It was never my intention to become a vendor, I was creating content out of necessity just to play around, I was encouraged to try and start selling it, so I did. Now a
little over a year later, here I am.

What are you currently working on?

I'm always working on a bunch of things at the same time, so there's definitely some new textures coming up any day now, in addition to that, I also have something planned for
Christmas with my friend _Al3d_ :)

What software do you use and why?

I started out in Paint Shop Pro, quickly moved from that to Photoshop, right now I'm using Photoshop CS3 and Poser 7. There's no real particular reason for it, Photoshop
because it's easily the best graphical editing software there is.

Do you have any advice for aspiring Digital Content Developers?

The first thing I thought was that you should never put quantity before quality, you should always try and do better next time, especially when something doesn't work out as
you hoped. There's so much that could be said here, but I think the main thing is to be unique and to create your own style. This is a very competitive business, there are a
lot of amazing and talented artists working daily on creating digital content, if there's something that you should strive for is to stand out from the crowd as much as you
can, other than that, just do what you love, and be happy :)

Where do you find inspiration for your products?

There's plenty of places where I get inspiration, from regular fashion, to magazines, video games, anime, comics, movies, tv shows, music, other artists. It's hard to pick
just one, cause pretty much anything around you can give you an idea for something.

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

I love Renderosity, I cannot go a day without coming to check this site. I have met so many people here, many of them who have become good friends, also many who have gone out
of their way to help me out when I became a member here. I think it's very unusual that such a large community is so nice and helpful, and not negative at all, I've learned a
lot not only with fellow members, but with the tutorials here and just by reading the forums or checking the galleries. I am not that much of a active member when it comes to
the forums and galleries, but hardly a day goes by when I don't check in to take a look at what's going around there :)

Do you have any final words?

Oh yeah, I want to take the chance to thank all my loyal customers, those who buy pretty much anything I touch, and those who buy them only once in a while too, lol, I also
appreciate those who create artwork with my products, I always love checking that out and seeing what someone else comes up with when using my stuff ;) I also want to thank
everyone who took time to send me sitemails just letting me know they enjoy my work, and those who kindly leave reviews and suggestions on my products.
I would also like to thank those who helped me when I was starting out, especially rebelmommy who has been awesome since I've known her, also all the vendors who kindly share
their work with me (hongyu, freja, adiene, rebelmommy, _Al3d_, powerage, renapd, nirvy, val3dart, 4blueyes, aery_soul, I'm sure I forgot a bunch, so sorry lol).
And, last but not least, thank you to Renderosity for the great honor. :)



Make sure you stop in and visit the Vendor of the Months: 

Store in the MarketPlace
Art Gallery




Xifeng by Shana
SHOOT 17: Cherokee by Shana
SHOOT 17: Cherokee
Inked Vol.2 by Shana
Inked Vol.2
SHOOT 23: LingLing by Shana
SHOOT 23: LingLing
SHOOT 06: Hard by Shana
SHOOT 06: Hard


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Article Comments

jorgeluso ( posted at 1:34PM Mon, 01 December 2008

QUE FIXE !!!!!!! Caramba não sabia que uma tão fantástica artista era PORTUGUESA ! PARABÉNS ! How fantastic is to congratulate a PORTUGUESE GREAT ARTIST im my mother language : PORTUGUESE Portuguese will be for sure the next renderosity's language . returning to portuguese Fiquei muito feliz poor saber que eras portuguesa e por teres uma loja de tão boa qualidade aqui no RMP . ` Qual é a tua pequena cidade ? PARABÉNS !!!!!!!

3Dream ( posted at 1:48PM Mon, 01 December 2008

Many congrats from a Portuguese mearchant to another Portuguese mearchant!!!! Muitos parabéns!!!!!!!!!!!!! José Silva (3Dream)

WhopperNnoonWalker- ( posted at 1:55PM Mon, 01 December 2008

well deserved hun :) Congrat :)

Propschick ( posted at 4:12PM Mon, 01 December 2008

Congrats Shana! Well deserved!

jennblake ( posted at 6:07PM Mon, 01 December 2008

Congratulations!! Very much deserved. You do wonderful work. :-) And thanks for all the pink! ;-)

3Dillusions ( posted at 6:47PM Mon, 01 December 2008

Congrats and I want to thank you for making your content so Daz Studio Friendly I will be back for more :) Angela

fabriced ( posted at 12:41AM Tue, 02 December 2008

congrat, you work on detail is excellent. thank you:)

renapd ( posted at 3:56AM Tue, 02 December 2008

Well deserved honour to a most talented young girl with a fresh new style! :) Both vendors & clients owe you for raising the bar on presentation standards! Keep up the fantastic work!

dropalex ( posted at 7:13AM Tue, 02 December 2008

Well deserved, always a fantastic quality on the products. Muitos parabéns

calico1 ( posted at 7:36AM Tue, 02 December 2008

Your work and advertisements are always top-notch. You could have a great career. Congratulations on the recognition.

rococco ( posted at 2:42PM Tue, 02 December 2008

Congratulations! Your work is Exquisite, Versatile and Inspiring. I am a big fan.

Lakotariver ( posted at 4:30PM Tue, 02 December 2008

Excellent choice for Vender of the month. Your gift to the Art community is a gift to everyone and makes our lives rich. I work along the ship channels along the Gulf of Mexico and have met many Portuguese and have to say. They are blessed to have such a Portuguese artist as yourself. Thank you for your gift and shairing it with your fellow artist. Smiles and happy renders.

FutureFantasyDesign ( posted at 5:23PM Tue, 02 December 2008

Well deserved and as always I am a fan. Hugs Ariana

Sparkles ( posted at 5:59PM Tue, 02 December 2008

VERY well deserved, such awesome ideas and talent. Your style is right on and fits into so many catagories it makes one outfit into many more. Thank you for sharing with us and keep up the fantastic work.

kainxxx2000 ( posted at 9:27PM Tue, 02 December 2008

Very Well deserved indeed iam a big fan of your products. Just keep it up.

Freja ( posted at 9:37PM Tue, 02 December 2008

Congrats sweetie :-)

_Al3d_ ( posted at 7:29AM Wed, 03 December 2008

Congratulations Shana! Well deserved. Hugs :)

StevieG1965 ( posted at 10:31AM Wed, 03 December 2008

Congrats and very much well deserved! Your textures and colors add such a great and fun look to all the clothing, and a lot of items are purchased because you created an add-on set for them. You are, by far, one of my favs here at Rendo!

KaptK ( posted at 11:39AM Wed, 03 December 2008

Thanks for the wonderful products. Well done.

outoftouch ( posted at 12:40PM Wed, 03 December 2008

Congrats! :-)

Pygmee ( posted at 3:03PM Wed, 03 December 2008

Congratulations! You've made very amazing textures! Keep on imagining the best clothes for our dreams!

werun ( posted at 4:00PM Wed, 03 December 2008

Congratulations! Your works are excellent!

Drkwlf92 ( posted at 6:17PM Wed, 03 December 2008

I am sooooooooooo in love with your work!!! Thank you for sharing your skills with us all!! =)

rebelmommy ( posted at 7:00PM Wed, 03 December 2008

Congrats! You deserve it hun! Your stuff is awesome!

bitplayer ( posted at 6:42AM Thu, 04 December 2008

There are too many talented artists at Renderosity to name them all, but the moment Shana appeared on the scene it was like an explosion. It was immediately apparent that she had exceptional artistic abilities. Not only were her textures beautiful and fashionable, they were presented with professional style (even her promos are works of art). On more than one occasion I have been compelled to purchase a clothing model I had previously decided to bypass simply because Shana's textures made the model come alive. It's not that there was anything wrong with the clothing models; they were always of the highest quality. But I did not see their potential until they were "dressed" in Shana's textures. She saw the value in them that I had not seen; her textures showed it to me. I hope all clothing modelers are aware how much extra value is added to their products by the textures of amazing artists like Shana. OK, enough of this paean to Shana. You all know how amazing her work is. Keep it up, kid (I'm allowed to say that 'cause I'm an old man). I'll be eagerly awaiting your next offering.

XoxoTree ( posted at 11:54PM Thu, 04 December 2008


giareg ( posted at 2:04PM Sat, 06 December 2008

Excellent artist!!

already_taken ( posted at 1:27AM Sun, 07 December 2008

ShanaC's promos are so good they have changed the look of the marketplace more than those of any other vendor. This would not have happened if the products were not also top notch.

Shiroyama ( posted at 11:44AM Sun, 07 December 2008

congrats! love your work!

Adiene ( posted at 11:52PM Sun, 07 December 2008

Grats sweetie! Well deserved hugs Always a pleasure to chat and share with you and look forward to more :) All the best~!! Adi