24 Sep 2012 Update: Community spotlight section has been updated with info on Groups!
Now that I am finally over with my D&D tribute, I think I would like to pass some time unfocused towards specific endeavors. Having a project is nice in general as you don't have to wait for your muse to dance for you; on the other hand though it limits concept variety and postpones or sometimes even cancels great ideas that may pop up unexpectedly. So for now, expect anything concept-wise!
Working on the D&D 2nd Edition Class tribute these past 10 months has been a blast and a great way to celebrate this new DA account. Not only because I managed to produce eight canvases I am totally in love with; not only because I now feel that I was able to give back a small portion of what I have been taking for so many years from my favorite hobby; but also because in the process I became acquainted with many talented people who took the time and helped me improve and I can't feel any more grateful than I already do for this. So it comes from the heart when I say THANK YOU... you know who you are.
On the other hand this past ten months have also revealed that the community is still infested by something that drove me away 4 years ago! It's called mirrored attitude and it proves that there are still many around that put their personal exposure above their art or their appreciation towards other artists. But I am over that, I don't care anymore...
It is not hard to realize that Poser and DAZ studio are vastly used by Deviantart "denizens"; you merely need to spend some time in the 3 dimensional art galleries and you shall be overwhelmed by the numbers.
When browsing Poser / Daz – based art though, what really matters to me, is to distinguish with how much respect and ethos (yes I know this sounds a bit strange) all those professional or hobbyist artists out there are using this software with, how aligned their taste in concept is compared to mine and additionally what level of quality they have managed to reach in their renders.
The following deviants listed in alphabetical order are those I have managed to distinguish so far that meet what I described above and I encourage all who took the time and read my ramblings so far and appreciate 3 dimensional art to visit their galleries; you shall not regret it.
I became a member of many fine groups in an effort to share my images more easily. There are though only some of them for which I am also proud to be a member!
Because I am Greek and that is a blessing, even in situations like nowadays when the whole world points their finger at us and says: look at those retards they are about to blow up!
Because if I was ever going to create my own group, it would be just like this one. I have never felt so much "at home" here on Deviantart. Recently (Feb 2013) I was honoured by being accepted on its Admin team and I couldn't be happier about that!
Watch me if you have enjoyed visiting my gallery and appreciated my efforts but don't watch me because I watch you, or because of a fancy comment, or multiple favorites I gave you, or because I tickled you in the right way! It shouldn't work this way, this isn't another social fb-like website… yep it sure is nice to also socialize in DA but you can be my friend without watching and favoring my Art if you do not like it! Simple as that
I would trade a million watchers for five friends any day of the week.
I rejected the title of artist in real life when I realized that every person to whom I introduced myself as one; with the exception of my closest friends; laughed. Most people have a very strict archetype in their mind regarding the various forms of art and who is considered an artist. I don't blame them, I too laughed the first time I heard the term make-up artist… then I sat down and worked it in my mind until I realized my mistake… most people unfortunately will stop at the laughter!
Don't judge what is and what is not art based on your taste or the process it was created under. People perceive art in so many different ways it is impossible to like or understand all of them; just accept it and move on and if you can't accept it and move on; don't argue about it and if you feel like arguing, do it in a polite manner without trying to impose your point of view to others via anger flames and if you can't argue in a polite manner, welcome to the forest… Troll!
Portrait renders are nice, I have rendered one or ten, but you can do so much more in a scene than dress up a model and have it stand there smiling; don't you think?
This account is all about 3 dimensional arts; not only regarding what I upload but also about my appreciation towards other artists.</a>.
Do not suggest my images for a Daily Deviation! I shamelessly do that for myself whenever I believe I deserve one, as I want to receive the feedback in case of a rejection myself and try to fix my errors. If you do it and it gets rejected, chances are you won't even get a response!
I will always consider lower AC values a benefit because this is the way it started and this is how it should have remained. Personal record: AC -6 with a Paladin!
I usually role-play a Cleric, or a Paladin; the archetype of a combatant in full plate who is unlikely to get injured and even when he is, he can fix it on his own, was always very appealing. I guess I like being autonomous!
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