November's Contributor of the Month - ericwestray

vette · November 1, 2001 7:00 am

I have been an artist all my life. Before I could write my name, I was drawing. Not truly convinced that I was a real artist, I chose to major in mathematics in college. Shortly thereafter, I received a masters degree in math education. So during the day, I am everyones favorite mathematics instructor, but by night, I transform into the Pose Meister! I love working with Poser! I began using Poser four years ago, beginning with Poser 2. I have always loved figure drawing and was convinced that this program would help me to create beautiful fine art nudes. My grandmother, a fashion illustrator, inspired me to draw beautiful women. This is probably why I have worked toward mastering the human pose. By spending hours at a time, creating the perfect pose, I hope other artists who purchase my preset poses will also be inspired by them and use them in their works. Since I have come to be apart of the Renderosity Community, I have learned so much. I dont think a day goes by without me looking in the Poser Gallery, to see whats new. There are so many great artists featured there. Because of the encouraging words of other artists, I began to post work, looking for more advice and constructive criticism. It is in this community that I have come to feel like a real artist. Currently I am working toward doing more post work and mastering the painting of material. It is because of artists like Will Kramer and Picky that I have lost a lot of sleep, with regards to this area! They have given me wonderful advice and as a result, I have been practicing and practicing. I hope to add more flowing materials to my 3D renders very soon. Besides Poser, my other most used programs are Photoshop, Corel Photo-Paint and 3D Studio Max.

Article Comments


picky ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 02 November 2001

Eric, It's really nice to see you getting this very deserving title. Take care and good luck with your future acomplishments! :)

Lorraine ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 02 November 2001

congratulations, your work is truely inspired. It is nice to know that mathematics and art can be compatible for someone else, sometimes numbers inspire beautiful images.....congratulations again!...

trevor3000 ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 02 November 2001

Congratulations Eric!

Helen ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 03 November 2001

Congrats... I admire both your work and your contributions to the art community. This is a much deserved honour.

kelley ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 04 November 2001

Eric: You mean you have a talent for mathematics and you do not think that you are an artist? Math and Geometry are the basic's of reality. I would kill to be adept at math!! Taking a pre-defined mannequin and bending it does not equal art. Any fool can twiddle the dials. Take your sack of poses and animate them, Dammnit! Texture the figures, take them into Bryce (or whatever if necessary) and tell me a story. If you can't do that...then explain Bell's Theorem...because I'm realy confused. Kelley

parris ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 04 November 2001

Well eric I can only say I told you so about 20 years ago! You always had the talent, the eye for the human figure since middle school. I am just glad you decided to explore your gifts and share your skills with the rest of the world. CONGRATS!

kzarah ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 04 November 2001

Congratulations. I really admire your incredible realistic poses, as I find them to be the hardest and longest part of the whole process. Keep up the great work.

whwhitney ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 05 November 2001

Congratulations Eric. You've done a great job helping to make the full potential of 'Poser' available to everyone. Keep up the good posing.

voodoo ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 05 November 2001

Congratulations, Eric. Well deserved :) I've always enjoyed seeing your work, especially how you've improved over the time I've known you. Keep up the good work, friend.

JOE LE GECKO ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 06 November 2001

Congratulations Eric ! You really deserve it. Pose is the spark which give life to all those creatures, and you're a real fire ! ;) joelegecko

jenay ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 06 November 2001

hi, Eric - congratulations for the election as Contributor of the Month. :) i am a great fan of your artwork. very skillfull and fine postwork. i love your chartacters and poses very much. they look so very natural. - yes i know how tedious it sometimes is to create some really good looking poses... joekurz (aka jenay)

Tammy ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 07 November 2001

Congratulations Eric, Im trying to master the post painting process too, good luck :) Looking forward to seeing your work if your poses are any indication I know it will turn out great.

Stormi ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 07 November 2001

Congratulation's Eric..! =)

george ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 09 November 2001

wish you all the best on your ways

Krystalmoon ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 09 November 2001

Congratulation Eric - and thanks for sharing your art with us newbies

Krystalmoon ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 09 November 2001

Congratulation Eric - and thanks for sharing your art with us newbies

nikitacreed ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 10 November 2001

Well deserved! Congrats Eric! ;o)

magnet ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 12 November 2001

Congrats Eric! You certainly deserve this honor!

Maira ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 17 November 2001

Congratulations, Eric! I've used your poses and they are b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!

Syyd ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 21 November 2001

Congrats Eric, great to see you here, fine fine work.

jacee ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 01 December 2001

Congratulations. Your poses are wonderful.