Who is 'Valentina'?
I am just a simple Poser artist who
creates art in her free time. I am pretty much addicted of Poser
and I will probably be addicted of it many years from now on...
About me, I don't have many things to say... How long have you
been rendering/doing computer graphics?
I started 2 years ago
when my sister bought Poser 4. I wasn't interested of it at all at
the beginning because the program seemed very difficult to me. My
sister started to work with Poser 4 at the firm she was a designer,
so I started to play with it too. I was very impressed of Posette
and the fact she was a poseable 3D model. I started to make simple
renders, pin-ups especially. But later a lot of ideas were coming
in my head and I noticed that poser was the perfect program to
create all kind of scenes I wanted. Do you have traditional art
For me art started with Poser, I was an artisan
before, I used to make jewelry, clay dolls and hystorical doll
outfits. Photography was also one of my passions. What are you
currently working on?
I want to write a sci-fi book for
children with my sister, Lory. She is a 3D modeler and she can
create exactely the right sci-fi items I would need for this book.
Hopefully the book will be ready next year. What
software/equipment do you use and why?
I use mainly Poser and
PSP for post work on a simple P III/ 800Mhz, 512 RAM. What do
you think your best piece of work is and why?
I don't have a
favorite image of mine, because I get bored very easily of them...
but if I would name one, I would say "The Sleeping Machine"... I
made it thinking about my sleeping problems... I was tired that day
and all I had in mind was a machine that could help me fall asleep
immediately. Why do you like to work with 3D software?
Because it is really fascinating to create all those scenes without
actually painting and do all the hard work a real painter would do.
It is easy, you just bring the objects in the scene and then you
make some post work with a program and voila, an image made in few
hours or less. It is fun and easy, it is like playing with magic
toys. Who/what inspires you?
Well, my sister's sci-fi
drawings since she was in high school inspired me the most. She was
painting some really interesting images, fantastic worlds and
amazing creatures... she was probably the the most original artist
kid in her class. I tried that time to paint this kind of art
too... but it didn't work at all, as my talent for drawing is not
really special. So, when I got Poser, all these things were
suddenly possible, I could create those sci-fi scenes too. And
then, there is Placebo. I noticed his art when I joined the
Renderosity community and I was really impressed of his original
ideas and style. He was and he is unique here and his art was
always an inspiration for me. The characters and the props I use in
my images are also very very important... Placebo's and akahastur's
characters, Django's 3D items, Lory, specs2 and ElorOnceDark's
outfits... And there are also the sci-fi movies which inspire me a
lot now. How has this online community (Renderosity) enhanced
your work, relationships, and learning?
I made some good
friends, not too many because I am quite an isolated and shy
person, I studied the style of many talented artists and I learned
about composition and post work from them, I found out things about
new programs and products, I had the chance to buy amazing packs
from the Renderosity market place and for me this community is
actually a very important part of my life, because i spend a lot of
time here and there is always something new to learn from here.
Parting Comments / Advice to other Artists?
I never give
advice, but I want them all to follow their hearts when it comes
about creating... I thank everybody who voted for me and sent me
wonderful messages. Being the AOM is a real honor for me and I
actually never expected this would ever happen to me. And I also
want to thank the Renderosity team for offering us, the artists, a
home for our art and the chance to meet other wonderful artists.
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