"Art is my escape from this troubled world" by Simon-3D
Staff Writer By: Hope Kumor (hopeandlove)
I always love hearing digital artists talk about their passion in life. I often search for new members/vendors to chat with in order to get their backstory. So, when I asked the Marketplace Manager who she suggests I speak with, the first name she said was Renderosity member, Simon-3D.
What brought you to Renderosity?
Art was always part of my life for as far back as I can remember and my passion grew along with me. As a kid, I was always drawing or building something. I learnt a lot from my father who was always doing creative things and I watched him using tools in his workshop.
I soon found I had a knack for carving wood and all my school buddies came to me to make wooden guns, Knives, Bows and arrows and Box Cars or as we call them Go Carts. So in many ways Art never changed my life it just is part of my life.
Art is my escape from this troubled world. I love the creative process, it's great to take what's in your head and turn that into a picture or model.
I often find myself lost in daydreams where I am building a model or developing an idea. It used to get me in trouble at school everyone was learning something like history and I would be building a trebuchet in my mind "Simon WAKE UP who did Henry VII marry", "No idea sir I was building a trebuchet" LOL.
Along with Art, I have more recently grown a passion for music especially playing Guitar, which is probably evident by my Rock School series of models. This I suspect was born from working closely with Indie Bands as I previously explained. I am pretty hopeless at playing but I enjoy trying. I am considering combining these by doing air brush designs on guitars. Unfortunately --or fortunately depending on how you look at it -- I have recently had a Liver transplant and the medication has made my hands shake so I will have to see if the shaking eventually goes at the moment I can't even finger pick a guitar let alone use an air brush.
Essentially I still think of myself as a Hobbyist but like to take a professional approach. I am not happy if a customer is not. I like to go the little extra so they get good value for their money. On several occasions I have purchased models only to be disappointed, I would hate to think that anyone feels the same about any of my models. Obviously, as a big part of my income, I have to stop somewhere as it would end up too expensive or take too long to create. This detracts from being a hobbyist it would be nice to spend six months building something spectacular which as a pure hobbyist would be no problem. But as part of my income is just not viable.