September 2013 Artist of the Month - RGUS

September 2, 2013 1:52 am

Tags: AOM, Poser, RGUS

av257889.jpgEach month the Renderosity community votes on the Renderosity Artist Of The Month [AOM] ... September's AOM is RGUS!

We congratulate RGUS for an outstanding collection of works in the Poser Gallery!

Who is 'RGUS' ?

He's an old bloke in New Zealand... working as a structural draftsman during the day in structural engineering drawings on computer screens... by night and weekends he moves over to the world of fantasy and realistic rendering.

How long now have you been working in digital art?

A very long time by today's standards... look at my gallery, the first image is about when I sarted.


My Love is All Over


Do you have any traditional art experience?

Nope... but I look a lot at the galleries, the best teacher is looking at other peoples' work.

What are you currently working on?

Believe it or not... A German girl in uniform with a bomb in her hand... but, seriously... I get asked to do so many commissions and images for people, I just can't decide what to start on next.


Don't Go Down to the Woods Today


Who, or what, inspires you?

So many great artist... Fabiana, Twingo, oh... just so many... even the first time poster to the gallery gives me inspiration, they create a view of fantasy that I may not have explored.

What software is in your digital toolset aside from Poser, and why?

Of course Poser Pro (64bit) and just recently Octane Renderer, the firefly just doesn't do it for me anymore.

What do you enjoy about Poser?

It's the interface to fantasy land... it's so flexible, it's so responsive, and these days quite forgiving when you muck something up.


Two's Company


What do you think your best piece of work is and why?

None and all... it's a living series of experiences with packs, characters and textures. My image "Summer" has the highest views and ratings... I really should do this image again with what I've learnt to date, it was done so long ago, but still holds as the milestone to me and a lot of people.

Do you have any tips you would be willing to share on the software you use?

Tips? Hmmmm... as I've always said... with Poser, spin the lights, rotate the camera and play, play, play... in every scene there is that one perfect frame.


Songs in the key of Life


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

It's helped immeasurably, I've met so, so many people that have come and gone, fallen in and out of love with me and have been so generous with their time and product efforts.

Do you have any parting comments, or advice for other artists?

Make sure your bank manager understands your addiction. I guess the best advice is... don't expect every image that you do will be a masterpiece, be admired and get you on the charts. If you love what you do, have the time and dedication to apply to Poser... the images will come naturally. You know... best thing about Poser... is getting lost in yourself and that elusive image sitting in the screen somewhere, you will find that scene, just takes a little practice and time.

We invite you to have a further look at RGUS' Renderosity Gallery!

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Artist of the Month is highlighting a talented Renderosity artist that has been nominated by mods and admins, and voted by the community. Recognition is given to this member for their collection of works for that year.

Since we only select one AOM per month, it is not about their works for that particular month. Instead, it is about highlighting a talented artist's works for that year, and they are recognized during that month.

To learn more about Renderosity's Artist Of The Month [AOM] award, and to view our past AOM's, please visit the AOM page.

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Pierrot_Lunaire ( posted at 2:23AM Mon, 02 September 2013

I like the elegance on the style of this artist, congrats!

twingo ( posted at 4:01AM Mon, 02 September 2013

Congrats Deane a well deserved award.

GrayCloudDesign ( posted at 9:14AM Mon, 02 September 2013

Congratulations, your artwork is amazing!!!

GrandmaT ( posted at 9:19AM Mon, 02 September 2013

A well deserved honor for Deane!

Mihrelle ( posted at 1:07PM Mon, 02 September 2013

Congratulations Deane, really well deserved !

Drakkendark ( posted at 2:47PM Mon, 02 September 2013

Now we are just waiting for artist of the year, decade, and ever. Excellent work and inspirational. My Jazz teacher once told me that when learning art, I should imitate the source. You are the source.

Rhett55 ( posted at 2:57PM Mon, 02 September 2013

Congratulations Deane! Well deserved.

calum5 ( posted at 4:06PM Mon, 02 September 2013

Well done mate , glad sense prevailed and your amazing obvious artistic skill's took the title ! Well deserved on your 2nd award :) hugs lol

Gisela ( posted at 5:28PM Mon, 02 September 2013

He is Great.

StuartB ( posted at 7:48PM Mon, 02 September 2013

Congratulations RGUS. A very deserving winner.

Acadia ( posted at 10:18PM Tue, 03 September 2013

Congrats! Well deserved!!

Shaylea ( posted at 5:32AM Wed, 04 September 2013

Congratulations,well deserved!

RubyT ( posted at 10:04AM Wed, 04 September 2013

Awesome and well deserved!

Val3dArt ( posted at 3:08PM Wed, 04 September 2013

The quality of your renders and your great taste is always top notch Dean! Congratulations for this well deserved award! We shared one of your renders on our Facebook fanpage to let our customers know about this :) Cheers

npauling ( posted at 8:11PM Wed, 04 September 2013

Congratulations on this achievement it is so well deserved. Your images are always so real looking.

mmc069 ( posted at 9:40PM Wed, 04 September 2013

Your renders are amazing. Not only amazing, but you are an inspiration to us all! Congratulations.

arlivre ( posted at 6:41AM Thu, 05 September 2013

Stunningly elegant artistry all-round ! Most deserved award, congratulations !

parrotdolphin ( posted at 10:22PM Thu, 05 September 2013

Yeah, baby! Yeah!

ThetaGraphics ( posted at 11:13PM Thu, 05 September 2013

Congrats RGUS!! ;-)

scooby37 ( posted at 1:39PM Fri, 06 September 2013

Your work always inspires and makes my day everytime I see you work. A well deserved award and I would not be suprised to see your name here again and again. Well done my friend. Keep up the good work.

vyktohria ( posted at 12:57AM Sat, 07 September 2013

Deane! This is freakin' GREAT!!! Congrats, my well deserved!!

visualgirl ( posted at 9:53AM Sun, 08 September 2013

Congrats! Have enjoyed your images for years. Well deserved!

Godin ( posted at 11:45AM Sun, 08 September 2013

Congratulations Deane!! I love your art!! and this is very much Deserverd! Your art is Outstanding! :)

meipe ( posted at 12:59AM Tue, 10 September 2013

Well done!!! :)

Belladzines ( posted at 2:50PM Tue, 10 September 2013

congrats mate!!!

svdl ( posted at 3:53PM Tue, 10 September 2013

Congrats Deane! Always loved your images - and your wicked sense of humor. Kudos!

P3D-Art ( posted at 3:41PM Wed, 11 September 2013

I remember you where Artist of the Month when I first started here years ago .. And here you are again still having it!! Big congratz Deane .. you're a rolemodel of a true artist!

Propschick ( posted at 9:41PM Thu, 12 September 2013

Congrats ! :)

SaintFox ( posted at 5:07PM Sat, 14 September 2013

I'm late - but however: Congrats Deane - you know you're my hero and so is your art: Always hero, never zero!!

savanna ( posted at 3:23AM Sun, 15 September 2013

Congrats ! :) Herzlichen Glueckwunsch :)