Deviant since Mar 18, 2011 | Premium Member until Jul 12, 2015
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WARNING: Gnostic Christian / existentialist / Otherkin / genderfree / anarchist / feminist / polyamorous asexual panromantic / and very serious about it all, thank you
If you find a "pinup" image in my gallery, check again. Your brain is fooling you.
In 2015, I will be thirty (30) years old. I do not have any education in anything related to arts, apart from the basics everyone is taught at secondary school here in Russia. Whatever I managed to learn comes from books, online tutorials and experimenting. This is but a hobby for me, so unfortunately it means I will never be good enough so as not to be ashamed of the faults abundant in my traditional "artwork", neither will I ever have enough time to justify forgoing the use of premade 3D content completely. And yet, I just cannot quit for good. I tried. I am very sorry.
What I do:
-- traditional artwork:
----- graphite pencil and similar coloured media (crayons etc); ----- watercolours (leaning more toward gouache).
-- digital artwork:
----- 3D: ------- biggest 3D passion: lighting and materials; lately started writing shaders in RSL; favourite scene setup software: DAZ Studio; render engine of choice: 3Delight; contender: Carrara 6 and its engine; ------- other 3D skills: hard surface modeling and organic sculpting (including custom morphs for premade figures); favourite tools: Silo, Hexagon, Carrara (particularly spline modeling), Sculptris;
----- image editing: ----------- postwork for 3D renders and photos (integral part of my artwork); favourite tools: Paint.NET with its awesome plugins, Twisted Brush Pro, a few free Photoshop filters;
----- general design: ----------- oldschool HTML, CSS, page layout; favourite tools: Xara Designer, Inkscape (for bitmap generation and layout mockups only: I code HTML and CSS by hand)
Favorite visual artistthe guys who did Raven Software's HereticFavorite moviesStar WarsFavorite TV showsBabylon 5, Andromeda, Farscape, Doctor Who, Merlin, Mentalist, Muhteşem Yüzyıl, House, Castle, Bones...Favorite bands / musical artistsearly music (e.g. medieval), Baroque opera, non-mainstream metal/pop/rock (especially European bands // with female vocals // not singing in English)Favorite booksthose with deeper meaning; including but not limited to Silmarillion, Garrett Files, The Chronicles of Corum, H2G2Favorite writersMichael Kirkbride, Douglas Adams, Michael Moorcock, Ray Bradbury, Samuel R Delany, William Blake, Matthew Stover... the troubadours... underground rock songwriters... Russian non-mainstream fantasy writers... certain online fanfic writers... Favorite gamesDaggerfall - and oldschool CRPGs in generalFavorite gaming platformPCOther Interestsancient history and cultures, philosophy, politics, physics, languages, clothing & hair design, weaponry