October 2008 Vendor of the Month - coflek-gnorg

October 1, 2008 11:31 am

Tags: coflek gnorg, VOM



Who is coflek-gnorg?

My name is Dominik Lenardo (coflek-gnorg is silly combination of my nicknames). I'm 36 years old, happily married, proud father of one year old son. I live in small town in continental part of Croatia. I'm hard-core, video- games addict since 1987. I love to read books and watch movies (I prefer Sci-Fi, of course). I'm great fan of indie music (music is very important part of my creativity).

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

Since 1987. I 'painted' pictures with joystick in 8 colors. In mid 90's I started to model stuff in 3D Studio 4 (DOS based version, looks so ancient now). In 2004. I opened my humble store on Renderosity.

What are you currently working on?

Well, I realized that artists love my 'construction-kit' products. I guess that's because possibility of building unique creation. Different end result for different artist. My new product will be 'construction kit' but I wont reveal nothing more :) . But, it will be my most detailed model so far.

What software do you use and why?

I create my models in 3DSmax (successor of 3D Studio). Mapping is done in UV mapper and painting in Photoshop. For complex models I use 'heavy artillery': Deep Paint 3D. For final adjustments I use Poser 5. Last, but not least, 'Objaction Scaler 3' - small program that helps me to convert .obj from Max to Poser in same dimensions.

Where do you find inspiration for your products?

Many people said to me that I have a vivid imagination. I guess that's because all the books I read and all the movies I seen. Now imagine "Blade Runner" and "Mad Max" with a little touch of "Aliens" and "Dune"! What a cocktail for a new design.

Do you have any advice for aspiring Digital Content Developers?

Be original! That's main thing. Use Your imagination, create something new. I know that's hard (I know that from my own experience) but You can't beat that feeling when You create something new and unique. Believe me, people will notice that. And... wear sunscreen ;)

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

Renderosity is now very important part of my life. So many artists willing to help or seeking for advice, many friends ready for exchanging experience. One great community. I'm glad to be part of it.

Do you have any final words?

I would like to thank You all; Renderosity Team, my friends, my customers... Your support keep me going on my railroad of creativity, constantly accelerating. Especially, I would like to thank my wife for all patience, tolerance and endless support.
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Make sure you stop in and visit the V endor o f the M onths: 

Store in the MarketPlace
Home Page
Art Gallery
Free Stuff


 


 

 

Cyber Optics by coflek-gnorg
Cyber Optics
Forgotten Dreams by coflek-gnorg
Forgotten Dreams
Maintenance Shaft by coflek-gnorg
Maintenance Shaft
Battle Council by coflek-gnorg
Battle Council
Fire and Water by coflek-gnorg
Fire and Water


 



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powerage ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 01 October 2008

Really well deserved! this is a guy who has a great talent and always impresses me by the quality of its SF environment and its design. Congratulations and bravo for all your work :)

karanta ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 01 October 2008

Very well deserved! Congratulations :)

corvas ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 01 October 2008

congrats your stuff is the best :) well deserved

Lakotariver ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 02 October 2008

Congratulation to a wonderful artist. I know your work and have purchased a number of your creations. You have a gift and thank you for shairing it with your fellow artist. Happy Renders to you my Artistic Friend

cyberpapy ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 02 October 2008

I think he's one of the more interesting SF models creator at this moment. I like all he makes and I have a lot of them (not all, alas!)Congratulations for this VM award, very well deserved to an original artist!

panko ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 02 October 2008

Yes!!! 1000% deserved!... Well done!

reheller ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 02 October 2008

Congrats from me as well. This VoM is an artist with something very special! Go Steampunk! Go Steampunk :)

FantastArt ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 02 October 2008

Fantastic! Congratulations! This is very well deserved, cool products, I have many of them on my wishlist!

Shiroyama ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 03 October 2008

cool, yea! congrats, your stuff is top notch and this award is well deserved!

jvanfleet ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 03 October 2008

Congratulations, and well deserved! I own just about all your work and have never been disappointed. Outstanding work keep it coming! Fellow Vendor The AntFarm

calico1 ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 03 October 2008

Love your stuff. Congratulations. Your talent has made a lot of us very happy; grow and become who you can be.

Rawnrr ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 03 October 2008

Congradulations! You have some really wicked-cool products! Rawn RawArt

Bigt ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 03 October 2008

Well deserved, one of the most original sf model creators i know, keep em coming!!

madmaxh ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 04 October 2008

Congrats, CG. You make quality stuff and obviously work your butt off to do it. Three cheers!

deviney ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 06 October 2008

Hey Man, WOW! vendor of the month,that must make you proud, and no one deserves it more, you really put yourself in your work and GOD it shows.Just wanted to give you a pat on the back.You are the BEST! Ron

ratracer ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 06 October 2008

Sincere congratulations. I always regarded your sets as inspirational. Great works, full with detail and flair. You deserve the prize 100%.

ajmarti ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 06 October 2008

Your work is inspirational! You deserve it! Keep up the good work! you have a huge huge fan in me!! AJ

Pygmee ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 06 October 2008

At last! Bravo, Dominik! Congratulations. You know how I appreciate your superb construction kits used daily for my comics backgrounds. My best regard.

Rainbowgirl ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 07 October 2008

A perfect choice and a well deserved honor, C-G! I have three of your fabulous products and I love 'em all!

Darklorddc ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 07 October 2008

One of my favorite vendors. Some of the best sets out there. Everything this guy puts out is gold.

mmalbert ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 07 October 2008

Congrats, Dominik! Your sets are among my top favorites. Looking forward to seeing what new fun stuff you'll have coming up.

VoidDweller ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 07 October 2008

Congrats! Love your products. Keep up the great work!

Ailarchendil ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 07 October 2008

Congratulations! It's interesting to see who is behind all these fantastic creations. Best wishes.

gypsyangel ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 08 October 2008

You already know how I feel...your stuff is some of the best in the 3D arena. You so seriously rock---CONGRATS!!! WAY overdue if you ask me... ;)

ChristineG ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 09 October 2008

Congrats. you really deserve it.

animajikgraphics ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 09 October 2008

It's nice to know about the man behind the work. Congratulations! Love your work - keep 'em coming!

dbrv6 ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 09 October 2008

Well deserved and congrats!

mossyblog ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 09 October 2008

I love his work.. i own them all and use them in my work! :)

Porthos ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 09 October 2008

Well deserved, keep up the great work that you do!

SydneyKeys ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 09 October 2008

Theodor Adorno wrote "Every work of art is an uncommitted crime." So based on his work, my guess is that we are helping keep Dominik out of trouble ;^) Love what you do - can't wait to see what's next