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WARNING: Gnostic Christian / existentialist / Otherkin / genderfree / anarchist / feminist / polyamorous asexual panromantic / and very serious about it all, thank you
In Finnish, "Mustakettu" means "a silver fox with black fur" (that's right); the number is production date. Nope, I'm not Finnish, but my grandmother was.
You can't technically call me an "artist" because I don't have any formal training in anything art-related (unless literary analysis counts... or mathematical analysis... or structural analysis...). Yet, I always strive to do my best.
I am truly sorry if my work offends you for whatever reason, be it one of aesthetics, religion or world politics. Or one of mismatched sense of irony. No, really.
I dabble in traditional art, but I specialise in 3D rendering. I do some modeling and texturing of my own; however, my forte is lighting and material set up, so I generally use content provided by other artists (hey folks, you're awesome).
I render almost exclusively in 3Delight, a totally amazing and in many ways groundbreaking Renderman-compliant renderer with a generous free licence; I prefer to write my own shaders because it's a lot of fun.
From time to time, I put out freebies to be used with DAZ Studio, a lovely "hobbyist" program with great potential.
If you find a "pinup" image in my gallery, check again. Your brain is fooling you.
Feel free to visit my blog, where I post 3D tips, random musings, test renders and just about anything else that comes to my mind!
Favorite visual artistthe guys who did Raven Software's HereticFavorite moviesStar WarsFavorite TV showsBabylon 5, Andromeda, Farscape, Doctor Who, Merlin, Haven, 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
In that poll of mine, I actually voted for "being damn smart", but I guess there's more to this than just, I don't know, IQ score or a PhD.
I actually approach "real-world" folks the same way as I do "fictional" characters. After all, there's no difference to someone whose motto is "Your life is your best work of art", right? There has to be a certain level of emotional maturity underneath those superficial smarts, a certain coolness even in the face of danger - coupled with the ability to feel deep and powerful emotions. And yet, the person has to have enough "childlike" moments when the situation calls for it. I guess it's all about balance, in the end. It's being passionate, and yet in control of those passions.
Fun thing: even though I definitely believe I prefer characters around my own age, I recently found out I could still enjoy a story about kids/teenagers. It's just that most stories about kids and teens are cliche-ridden, and good ones are rare.
...I do hate cliches. I really do. All those 500 years old lonely beautiful demon offspring (or, worse, 5000 years old lusty beautiful sun-resistant vampires). These can be done well in theory, but I just can't recall any examples at the moment.