Renderosity's Logo Evolution Continues: Passing the Creative Torch

May 4, 2007 10:05 am

(Rod Duchainaeu [ICM] - in his RenderWear!)

Every two years since Renderosity began, the graphics that grace our website and represent us as a community have changed. Now that we are reaching a new graphic era, we thought it was fitting to touch base with the winner from the 2005 Renderosity Graphics Contest, Rod Duchainaeu [ICM] to see what the experience of the past two years has been like for him and if he would do it again...

How did it feel to have your work be such a big part of our history?
I was originally honored and thrilled to have my artwork chosen. Each day, logging on to Renderosity rekindles that thrill and sense of pride.

Seeing your personal expression posted throughout the site, on clothing, email, and on other web sites is exciting. Im grateful for Renderosity and all the members responsible for helping put my work out there.

Did having your logo on Renderosity have a positive impact for you and your work?
Yes, it did. I remember after being chosen, taking more time with my artwork, researching more resource material, tutorials, and artists in different genre.

There is so much talent here at Renderosity, its well worth the extra time to explore and gain insight from other perspectives.

Another point I can offer is all of the great comments Ive gotten has really spurred my incentive to create, even on those days ya dont feel like it.

Would you do it again?
Sure thing! I guess I dont consider this as much a competition as sharing with everyone here at Renderosity.

Giving back plays an important role with me after considering all Ive learned here.

Having your 15 minutes (or 2 years in this case) is a Thrill and an invaluable experience. I highly recommend joining in this contest.

Thanks for a fantastic experience to Everyone here at Renderosity.

The Renderosity Team would like to acknowledge and thank Rod Duchaineau [ICM] for the graphics that have graced our community for the past two years. We have enjoyed your creative work immensely!

Please visit the official 2007 Renderosity Graphics Contest page
for all the rules and requirements to participate in creating a new graphic look for our community.
Also go to and the Contest forum post for answers
to questions about the contest.

Article Comments

draculaz ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 08 May 2007

dude! congratulations yet again! you're a true artist and a great friend! :)

Valerie-Ducom ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 09 May 2007

Oh yes, congrats !!!

McDod ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 09 May 2007

Good man, congratulations! Nice style, nice attitude...

Kimberly.3D ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 11 May 2007

I never knew it was done by a member in the community! That is soooo awesome! Congrats for winning that opportunity!

Reflexpression ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 12 May 2007

Good for you! I didn't know you designed that logo. Maybe I'll give it a try this year.

pjanak ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 12 May 2007

Personally I think its pretty stupid to change the logo ever couple a years. I could see changing it every 10 or 20 years. But alas It is what it is because the programmers can't wait to screw with things that aren't broke. And yes the logo does look good. The original was better though

Toribev ( posted at 12:00AM Sat, 12 May 2007

The logo is superb Rod. I've always admired it and the rest of your art. Tori :-)

one5910 ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 17 May 2007

when you learn to draw and paint, it is like a passion or a illness. you can master the work, or let the work form you. Her in this site I found what i can call rage and love united in art. It is a really beautifull place and i wish i could have been a part of it before in my life. thanks One5910. you can learn more of me if you want

theoracle2006 ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 24 May 2007

I think its great to change the logo every few years. While a group is finding its identity, why settle for something that kina gets it. The logo right now is a bane for me. The first website that I had created for me, the graphic artist came back with a palate and paint brushes. I do not use either. Maybe during the contest you could show the old logos and let the members vote on returning of an old logo. Then you may feel the pulse a little stronger. I love this site and someday hope to put up some stuff. Maybe even enter this contest! Who knows, $500 can be mighty tempting to a truly starving artist! L'Oracle de L'Amour

TwoPynts ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 11 June 2007

It has been great having your artwork grace every page of RR for the past 2 years. I hate to see it go but I am sure the new version of things will be wonderful as well!

SGT2005 ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 14 June 2007

Congrats and many thanks ICM it's always nice to give back to a community that gives so much. Your images will be surely missed.Review of the members that got involved this time around looks like we will get another outstanding reflection of what Renderosity as a Community stand for to the rest of the art world.

SavantNoir ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 15 June 2007

Not sure what the logo was like before, but Rod did a great job with this current design, and I appreciate the contribution it has made. Now, if the web page designers could match HIS good work, this place would really rock (from a design perspective) (Why not have Rod fix the entire design?)!! And pjank, although in most cases logos should NOT be changed very often, that rule of thumb would not be applicabale to this site. Further, I beleive 'momma' had an axiom that went somehwat like this: "if you don't have anything nice to say, then go play on the freeway or something" (i paraphrase)

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