is Renderosity's Vendor of the Month for April, 2017.
Sveva is one of the major vendors at Renderosity having won numerous awards for her careful crafted, imaginative creations. She is a self-professed "stay at home mom" with three children. In addition to her work at Renderosity, Sveva designs CD covers, book covers, magazines, e-zines. She has appeared in ImagineFX several times and has sold thousands of prints of her work. She is an avid World of Warcraft fan and has played the game since its beta release over 10 years ago!
We asked Sveva to do something special for her VOM award: create a short video (with commentary) of her home and work space. She is a very busy person, so we are grateful that she was able to shoot the video and share it with the community. You can view the video (with only very slight editing) below. Big hug to Sveva for doing this!
We are also reprinting Hope Kumor's interview with Sveva last year at Renderosity Magazine which covers her beginnings as an artist and what inspires her.
Interview with Renderosity Vendor and Artist - Sveva
Reprinted from Renderosity Magazine interview conducted by Hope Kumor.
I've always wondered how people get their start as an artist. Are you born with artist genes or do you develop them overtime? Most people have said from an early age, they've always loved making art. But, I wondered how exactly they started.
"I started with a pencil and a piece of paper, when I was very very young, drawing characters from movies, or unicorns and ponies," says Susan Justice [Sveva]--one of our vendors at Renderosity. "These days-- once in a while-- I still start with a pencil and a piece of paper, but more often, I start a 3D program such as Daz or Poser, or a 2D program such as Photoshop."
Other than painting pictures or taking photos, there are different types of art.
"From clay to paper to computer and 3D, art is passion. It's my way to communicate to the world without saying a word," says Susan. "I can create what I want, when I want, whether for sale or for pleasure or for both. "
The beauty of art is having an ability to make, create and sculpt what you want whenever you want. You don't have to follow rules or a certain pattern. Rather, you can make it your own.
"I have taken what I love and made it into something I can do full time and make it into my job. So I guess I work my "dream job" because aside from my first full-time job as a mom, I can't really think of anything else I would like to do really," says Susan. "I am very happy with what I do, and I feel lucky that I have carved a niche out for myself here at Renderosity and in the art community in general. "
In terms of being inspired, it's not hard to just walk outside, look at trees, landscapes and nature in general and feel a need to take pictures or create a portrait. People who are natural-born artists will view it as an open opportunity to create something absolutely amazing!
"[Art is] the open door to expression and to the soul. You can express yourself any way you like without ever having to say anything. You can do anything you want to, take pictures, or learn to model, or create 2D like painting either digital or traditional," says Susan. "Look outside, or in a book, or at other works of art, become inspired, and create. Even in your darkest hour, it will help pull you out."
Sveva's Home Tour Video
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Thanks for sharing your (families!) life with us, Susan! Love your critters. That Cardinal, if it is a male just wait till he sings you his morning song, at daybreak! You start with 3 notes and he should join in. Anyway, thanks for all the hard work on your products, and for sharing as well! McGrandpa