Sunday, November 15, 2009

Szark goes Arty!

November 2007 Myst/Uru brought out the creative side that had been suppressed all my life due to circumstances beyond a child. I am too old to be blaming anyone. My self esteem eroded by neglect had taken its toll. At mid forties trying to develop an imagination is hard to say the least. I have forgotten how to play, to think freely and out of the box. Thank you Cyan.

Following on from my Blog “A Slice of IC Life” this is my new journey in developing the artistic side, which I know is there, to a point where I am happy. From time to time I will post my new images, with hopefully some mini tutorials to help other beginners.

Ok I can’t sketch, draw, paint or do anything artistic with my hands apart from gardening. One day I was looking for some way to make images by using Photoshop Elements/GIMP and 3D models and came up with Bryce, Daz Studio 3 and Carrara. Some don’t consider this art, but what is art anyway? Now I am blending the 2D with the 3D. Next year I will start to model an age for Uru offline, with the help of others of course.

I managed to get Carrara 6 Pro free with the book Figures, Characters and Avatars: The Official Guide to Using DAZ Studio to Create Beautiful Art”.

Bryce 5.5 and Daz Studio 3 (Not Adavanced) are free downloads. I have done a few renders in Daz and two or three in Bryce and Carrara. Nothing serious though.

I am concentrating on Daz Studio and every so often I will work in the others. I find Daz easier to use but it does have its limitations if you don’t pay for the Advanced version which I will one day. The Advanced version gives you so much more like atmospherics like fog and mist.

To add to this I have also paid for extra tutelage over at Dreamlight for a year. If it carries on the way it has gone I will be paying for a life time membership next year. Yep for me that good and I have only scratched the surface. Dreamlight is relatively new but the experience behind the site is not. Playing with the big boys now. LOL

I don’t want to be a master; I just want to be good at what I do.