dalinise - September '02 Merchant Of The Month

ClintH · September 4, 2002 11:41 am

How did you get started in 3D art? I started with 3D art about 3 years ago. I had just bough a computer and while trying to learn how to 'surf' the net, I came across a site with 3D art. Since I already created paintings and sketches, the 3D art immediately drew my attention. I wanted to know more and somewhere along the line I came across the term "poser", and that changed my life. I have been poser-ing 3 years now and still the results amaze me! Its such a pleasure, being able to make art that really comes to life. And besides that, it always comes in handy when making websites for my clients. What software do you use and why? I use Poser and Photoshop 6. Photoshop works best for me, it has so many possibilities! I make my textures from Photo's which I make with my digital camera. And nobody is safe for my camera, always lurking around to see if there is any good brow or mouth to photograph :-))) Besides that I am now starting to learn modelling. I have a very big drive, to try to master more in this line of creating. I want to learn how to be able to make what I imagine, besides textures and characters. And thanks to the help of some absolutely great people, I am slowly learing this :-) Any advice for getting started in selling 3D work? My advice if I can give any is: try to create what feels right. Dont try to make what others make, but find your own strength, your own talent. And really like what you make, then the creations will come on itself. Know your limitations and stay open for constructive critisism. Keep your eye out for all the beauty in the world, it will inspire you. But most of all, listen to your customers, help them when they need it and let them know you appreciate their trust. Where do you find inspiration for your products? I walk around in life with a camera in my head. My view on the world has changed since doing this. I look at people and see textures, great lips, beautiful eyebrows :-), I think in materials and shapes. I go to the theater and my head is filled with ideas to recreate that what I just saw in 3D. I brows art and paintings and get inspired. I listen to music and then feel the urge to create. But I also look at my children, and realize that I'll never be able to create that kind of glow and beauty in 3D art:-) How has this online community (Renderosity) enhanced your work, relationships, and learning? This community is my cyber home. I love to be here, talk to my friends, wonder in amazement at the art in the galleries, get fired up when reading the forums, feel like a part of this wonderful world. I have gotten to know so many great friends here, its hard to name them all. But thanks specially to: -Stormi my partner and dear friend, for all the talks and fun we have:-) -ToxicAngel my little bro, you have a special place in my heart! -Deb and Marforno for their generosity and advice, thanks for being there. -Darrell for his friendship. -Jen for always being willing to help. -Syyd, for her inspiring art. -All my amazing testers, for their awesome art and help in making a good product, to many to mention but you know I am speaking of you :-) -My customers, thanks for your trust, feedback and enthousiasm. -Xurge, Sharkey and Vairesh for all their patience, time and support in trying to teach me to model :-) -Jenifer, Clint and all the other admins who are always willing to help, test and answer all my questions, every time :-). -All those who have send me feedback, instant messages and emails with questions, comments or to just say hai and tell me they appreciated my work. -And all those who I didnt mention. You all made me a better artist and are the reason for me being here, trying to make art and good products. Dalinise.

Article Comments


SPIRESMEDIA ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 04 September 2002

congratulations, dal....i have always been happy with your products, so this honor is very well deserved!!! tam ;o)

Eowyn ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 04 September 2002

Congratulations! Very nice to find out a bit more about you :) I really like your work! :)

rasputina ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 04 September 2002

congratulations dalinise, I'm glad to see you featured! Your work is lovely.

ronmolina ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 04 September 2002

Congratulations and keep up the good work! Ron

jeweldragon ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 04 September 2002

congrats!!!!!! you do deserve it :)

ToxicAngel ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 05 September 2002

Way to go big sis :) !!! This spot is well deserved !!!

Mahna ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 05 September 2002

What an inspiring interview. And you are So pretty, Dal!! I admire your work so very much, and appreciate all you have done for me! :-) I am so proud of you learning how to model! Hugs! Mahna

Stormi ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 05 September 2002

Mucho CONGRATULATIONS partner, you're an inspiration to us all and I'm so proud of you. I feel blessed to get to work with you on our little projects and call you a very special friend. You've given so much to this community and we love ya. Hugs, Tara

Mahna ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 05 September 2002

I forgot to say Congratulations!! :-)

kayjay97 ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 05 September 2002

Congrats Dalinise!!!!!!!!!!!!! well deserved!! And you are one of the BEST when it comes to helping people. Thank you!

Richabri ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 05 September 2002

Congrats Dal! It's a well deserved distinction for all of your wonderful work :)

LadyJaiven ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 05 September 2002

Congratulations, Dal, you really deserve this! And wow, so that's what you look like! You are just as gorgeous as your work! :)

Giana ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 05 September 2002

Woohoo!! I am so so excited to see you up here!! One of the first few textures I ever owned for Vicki was your glorious Carly and I've been hooked on your packages ever since. Congrats, Dal!! Wishing you a most successful future too. :))

Tammy ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 06 September 2002

Congratulations, very well deserved.

lynde ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 06 September 2002

hi Dal, it's great to see you here finally, I've always loved your work! And nice pic BTW..:) hugs

Flaxynn ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 06 September 2002

Way to go Dal! I was hoping I'd see you in here at last! You deserve it!

MrCaleb ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 06 September 2002

Congratulations, i think you deserve this very much because your work really stands out of the crowd, you make fiction look like reality, and things that are not real touchable, Fantastic work and well deserved, Good luck on your further work

KimberlyC ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 06 September 2002

Congrads Dal....you deserve this..and more..Congrads again... :)

sparrowheart ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 06 September 2002

It makes me very happy to see you honoured as you deserve! I love everything you make and look forward to seeing each new creative breakthrough of yours. Your eye for beauty is flawless, and I wish you the greatest success in the future! :-)

the3dgm ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 07 September 2002

Congratulations. . .finally, someone I actually buy from! Best of all. . .one of the ones I buy from who is always worth it! Well deserved and long overdue.

picky ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 07 September 2002

Hi Dalinise, Glad to see your name here! :) Well deserved. My congratulations to you and keep up a good work.

Sinamin ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 07 September 2002

Couldn't have been given to a more deserving person! Super congrats to you hon!!!

Ringwraith ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 08 September 2002

You really deserve this.I love yor work...and I must admit it, its nice to know how you really look like...

lordbyron ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 09 September 2002

Congratulations Dalinise, As one of your (sometimes critical) customers, I'm glad to be able to speak warmly and positively on this occasion. you deserve it.

GaryT ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 10 September 2002

Dalinise, Congratulations !!! Very Very Well Deserved, I have admired your work for sometime now !!!

Rio ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 10 September 2002

Sorry Im late to the party!!! but WAHOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats babe!!!!!

ladydawg ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 11 September 2002

YOU GO GIRL! Dal, I am so happy to see you here.....You know how much I love ya and your work....And you patiently put up with all the things I do to Carly...... ;0) Congrats!

SkoolDaze ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 11 September 2002

Congrats Dal! As wonderful a merchant you may be, you are equally a wonderful artist and person... this is a most deserved honor.... John

Catharina Przezak ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 14 September 2002

Congratulations Dal! I wish you much success with your work and all your little and big projects in the future. Dikke Knuffel, :O) Cath

Ironbear ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 17 September 2002

Congrats, Dal. ;]