A 3D Re-creation of Classic Story of Rudolph
The TPN-Accredited render farm, Fox Renderfarm sponsored the Renderosity Holiday Creative Contest, which demonstrated the passion of 3D artists for creative digital artistry. Ms. Jennifer Killby, the second prize winner of the 3D category, showed her talent through the Christmas-themed artwork.
The 2nd place work by Jennifer Killby
Jennifer’s favorite character during the Christmas season is Rudolph. The theme for the contest, Lost Holiday Toys, reminded her of the classic story of Rudolph and the Island of Misfit Toys.
Jennifer spent a few hours placing every prop in the scene individually and complete the winning artwork. In this piece, Santa is spending time with the toys before making his Christmas Eve rounds.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys (2001)
With the passion for art, Jennifer became talented through self-study and has been creating artworks for many years. Her works are fantastic, magic and full of fairy tale scenes.
Friends by Jennifer Killby
Release by Jennifer Killby
Here‘s the interview between Fox Renderfarm and Jennifer Killby, talking about her 3D artwork creation process.
Fox Renderfarm: Could you give a brief introduction of yourself?
Jennifer: I'm a mother of three that lives in Ohio. Ever since I could remember, I enjoyed taking pictures or writing stories. At some point, I started taking pictures for the purpose of writing a story. Then there were other times I would use magazine pictures to write a story. I stopped doing this for a long time once I became an adult, but once again found myself writing, then wanting to add pictures for the readers to see the characters as I see them. I started using Poser in 2011. There was an extremely large learning curve, but I stuck to it learning mostly on my own. I soon put this down for a while but kept writing. A couple of years ago, I started working on my art again. I became more confident in my abilities to use Photoshop and picked up Daz Studio to see if it was much more user-friendly and I haven't stopped using it since. Now I'm able to write and create the characters for the stories as they should be captured.
__Fox Renderfarm: How do you feel about winning the Second Prize in the Renderosity Holiday Contest? __
Jennifer: I'm happy that others see something in my artwork and like it enough to vote for it. That really helps me see that I'm still moving down the path I want to.
Fox Renderfarm: What software and plugins did you use?
Jennifer: I used Daz Studio to create and render the scene. Then I used Photoshop and Topaz to enhance the scene and add some of the special effects.
Fox Renderfarm: Could you introduce the creation process a bit, from the ideas behind to making the whole picture?
Jennifer: My creation process is quite simple. I have an idea, I make sure that I have the assets to make that idea come to fruition, and then I work through the idea piece by piece until I've completed something that I like. Once it's complete in Daz then I go into Photoshop and Topaz to add or create more of the mood I'm looking for in the piece.
Fox Renderfarm: How long have you been making 3D art? And how did you encounter 3D art?
Jennifer: I've been creating 3D since 2011. However, there was a long time from about 2013 until 2019 that I only dabbled in it every once in a while. Now it's something that I do every day.
Waiting on Them by Jennifer Killby
Fox Renderfarm: Could you tell us the education and training that you do?
Jennifer: I have no official education in art. However, I've taken several art classes in the last few years that have helped. These classes include Photoshop Artistry, AWAKE, Kaizen, and Conceptual Fine Art Photo Artistry all taught by Sebastian Michaels and the last one taught by Sebastian Michaels and Brooke Shaden. I also very recently started teaching Advanced Daz Studio Artistry for Shift Art.
African Queen by Jennifer Killby
Fox Renderfarm: Any other things you want to share with CG enthusiasts?
Jennifer: Always create for yourself and not someone else. When you do this, your art will continuously grow.
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