September's Artist of the Month - Morris

vette · September 4, 2001 10:02 am

First I would like to say that each of the artists nominated this month, as well as every other month, are just incredible, To be nominated along with such amazing artists is such an honor in and of itself. (Renderosity: Who is Morris?) My name is Jennifer Rachelle Morris St. Aubin. I am 29, happily married, and I call Colorado my home. I am basically a full time housewife, (though my husband teases me that I am really barely part time), a freelance Graphic Artist, and I am also a writer. I had my first novel published, and have a contract for 2 more, as e-books, soon going to InstaBook (paperback) format. Here comes a shameless plug :-) You can read about my novel at the following URL (Renderosity: How long have you have you been rendering?) Well I finally got my first real computer about 2 years ago now and as soon as I actually learned to turn the thing on, I was hooked. I have had Bryce 4 for about a year, I think. (I just recently upgraded to Bryce 5) And played around a little with that. I received Poser 4 as well as Photoshop 6 this year for my birthday, which was at the end of January. So I guess I have been really rendering for about 8 months now. (Renderosity: What are you currently working on?) Well, besides always trying to improve and learn new techniques and features within the software I use, I have a few projects in the works. I have partnered with DGlidden and I am finding it such an honor to work with him to create textures for his beautiful props. I have learned so much about texturing and as I learn more, I only hope my textures will be able to do his models justice. Our first package to be released will be a set of headpieces for Daz3Ds Victoria and Michael models. I also have the honor of working with Helen on a joint venture for her next project and again I have to say what a privilege it is to work with such a talented artist. I still continue, and very much enjoy, beta testing the wonderful textures/characters/models by some of the most talented artists around :-) In between these projects I still have my freelance work for clients that keeps me quite busy and to top it off I am still writing and I have three novels that are going through their final drafts before I can call them complete. (Renderosity: What software do you use and why?) I use Corel Photo-paint 9 & 10, Adobe Photoshop 6, Bryce 4 & 5, and Poser 4 for most of the images I create. Corel is really my favorite for post work and for creating textures. But you still cant discount the amazing power of Photoshop as well, both programs together are quite a powerhouse to work with. I use Corel Draw 9 and Adobe Illustrator 9 for logo design and most of my client work. I use FrontPage 2000, Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Flash 5 for web design. (Renderosity: Why do you like 3D art?) I have always been intrigued by art in general. In high school and college I studied art history and I have always been fascinated by the stories that art can tell about a civilization and its culture. When I started fiddling with art on the computer, my intrigue turned into a passion and I havent been able to stop. 3D art can tell a story from so many perspectives and for me, it opens up a whole new world of creativity and endless possibilities. As technology increases, really the sky is the limit on how far 3D art will be able to capture and enthrall the viewer and the artist. (Renderosity: What inspires you?) I am inspired by so many things; to begin with I guess I am inspired by the people around me. I love to study their body language, their expressions, and their personal style. I am also inspired by the relationships I have with those that I am close to. I am inspired by their art and/or their heart and spirit. I am also inspired by the textures/characters/models that I work with. And last but definitely not least by the amazing jaw dropping artwork here at Renderosity, and the constant desire to explore and learn new techniques (Renderosity: How has this online community (Renderosity) enhanced your work, relationships, and learning? What I love so much about this community is the friendship that I have made! I cherish each one of them. I also find the atmosphere in general so enriching in every way. You have a question - There is someone with an answer. You need some inspiration - and bam its right there staring you in the face. You need a friend to confide in or to trust in - There is someone there for you. That is what makes this a community, the members. Each member adds something to the website, and breathes life into it. That is just what makes this community such a special place to be a part of. In closing I would like to say thank you to Ironbear, if it werent for him I wouldnt be posting here. Sherman I cant thank you enough for everything! I would also like to thank all my dear friends for their support for their constant inspiration! You all know who you are and I adore you all so much! I am so thrilled to have received this honor and to be a part of such a fantastic community. Thank you so much and sincerely, Jeni Morris's Gallery (click here)

Article Comments

Giana ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 04 September 2001

It is so good to see you up here upon the front page. Your art has so much spirit in it, poetry, elegance and grace. Inspiration abounds, and you are altering a little bit of history here, affecting those around you, those you touch. I am very happy you are here and that you share so much of yourself with all of us. Congratulations, Jeni. [hug]

dglidden ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 04 September 2001

Congratulations Jeni on this well deserving recognition! I am thrilled to see you in the spotlight for the wonderful art you create. Hugs my dear friend!

dolly ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 04 September 2001

Well i say well done and congratulation`s on winning this month jen. I know you truely deserve this award as you have a great talent Cheers Dolly

ronmolina ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 04 September 2001

Your work is always wonderful to look at.Congratulations!

Varian ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 04 September 2001

Congratulations on making Artist of the Month. It is a pleasure to read your behind-the-scenes thoughts and inspirations in the same way that it's a pleasure to view your artwork. Keep it coming! :)

desdemona ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 04 September 2001

my congratulations one more time :)

trevor3000 ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 04 September 2001

Congratulations Jeni!

sirkrite ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 04 September 2001

Congratulations to you on becoming Artist of the month. As you have been inspired in your work, you are inspiring many others. And I am always impressed when I see your works. :D

Tamela.J. ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 04 September 2001

Congratulations Jeni!!

Ironbear ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 04 September 2001

Congrats, and you're welcome. ;] Good to see you up here.

Stormi ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 04 September 2001

Congratulations Jeni!! You certainly deserve the honor of being voted "Artist of the Month". You are such an important part of this community in so many ways. You're there in the gallery offering a helping hand where you can, encouraging others with your comments on their renders and creating countless gorgeous renders to help promote the work of your fellow artists. You're the whole package Jeni, an awesome talent and even more important, an awesome individual. I'm proud of your accomplishments and proud to have you as a friend. hugs

Lorraine ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 04 September 2001

congratulations...your work is wonderful!..

dragonmagic59 ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 04 September 2001 many have beaten me here! I want to congratulate you!!!!!! Your works are so awe inspiring. I have nominated and voted for you for 3 months in a row! I'm glad everyone else finally came around to seeing things MY way! LOL Just kidding! Your works are more than merit enough. I am proud to "know" you through this wonderful site! Keep up the great work!!! Your friend, Annette dragonmagic59

RodolfoCiminelli ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 04 September 2001

In form deprived it already congratulates her to Jennifer, and I reiterate again that I feel very happy that has been the artist of the month, their work of art, it is excellent, that that but I am surprised it is the imagination that has and for mainly the technique that uses, again congratulations Jenni.

angielyn ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 04 September 2001

Congratulations Jeni, You deserve it! And keep up the great work... Hugs to you my dear friend :)

myopes ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 04 September 2001

Congradulation Jeni! your art is so great!! and you look great too!!

Brandi ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 04 September 2001

Huge congrats, Jeni! I'm so happy for you. As I told you the other day, I can't think of anyone more deserving of this. You are a kind and caring person and a truly gifted and inspiring artist. Thank you for sharing your talents and beautiful creations with all of us. Hugs, Brandi :)

SkoolDaze ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 05 September 2001

Congratulations! I cannot think of a more deserving honor for you. You enrich this community with your kindness, inspiration, support and of course, your beautiful images... Thanks for sharing a part of you with all of us. Big Hug, John P.S. Great interview SL ;)

dragongirl ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 05 September 2001

Congratulations on being Artist of the Month and also for having your novels published! Multitalented! Good for you.

Tammy ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 05 September 2001

Congratulations Jeni, Ive been a big fan for months now :) I enjoyed reading more about you. Good luck with your upcoming projects.

Dave71 ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 05 September 2001

Now that took ages, great to see you finally get here...I love your work and visit your gallery often.

allengraph ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 05 September 2001

Congratulations =-)

AgentSmith ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 05 September 2001

Housewife, freelance graphic artist, writing three novels, and posted 192 great pictures in 193 days? Unbelievable to say the least...are you sure you're human? Congratulations on a.o.m., you do Poser a beautiful justice and inpire us all who wish to do great work in fast, lol.

Eowyn ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 05 September 2001

Congratulations, Jeni! :-) Your artwork is absolutely beautiful!

picky ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 05 September 2001

My congratulations to you on becoming an AOM! Good luck!!!

specs2 ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 05 September 2001

Now finally you got the place, where you belong (The hall of fame of course). You really deserve it. These smooth pics of you are just unbelievable. How are you making the hair by the way? Is it done withgraphic tab? You need to do a tutorial about it.

Helen ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 05 September 2001

Congratulations Jeni... a much deserved honour. :) Your work is not only supreme but inspirational. I am in awe of what you have managed to achieve is such a short time..

frozendragon ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 05 September 2001

The Dragon Salutes You! ~ such creativity should not go unreconized, for it enriches the realm that surounds it...~ - -FrozenDragon

BrianR ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 05 September 2001

Congratulations Jeni!! This is richly deserved, it's great to see recognition for a really talented artist and the kind of person that makes this community what it is. Brian ;OD

razzell2 ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 05 September 2001

im fairly new to renderosity and im just a lookyloo. have not done any of the art i see here. but i want to say that of all of the artists that i have visited on renderosity, morris, or jeni's artwork is so unique, so different that i just have to comment. these graphics are amazing, they really tell a story and if a picture is worth a thousand words, jeni's artwork is a library. these portraits are speaking, staring me in the eye and making me think, making me answer. im very impressed. your good jeni. the truest artist ive seen yet on renderosity. so much more behind the center peice of the graphic. i hope ive made myself clear. your pictures demand a response. thanks, russell munson