Kaleya brings California into fashion
Staff Writer By: SchelleFire
Stacy, more commonly known as Kaleya in the Renderosity community and as Shadowcat Studios, is a self-proclaimed California girl.
Her skill at designing clothing after she found she had an affinity for texturing.
"People seemed to really enjoy them so I decided to try my hand at being a vendor," she said.
Kaleya shared her thoughts on creating new fashions and what designing means to her.
Favorite software to create with.
How long have you been designing and why did you start?
Before that I did a lot of website graphic sets and things like that. When Poser 4 came out a lot of people were using it to make signature graphics at a forum for a game I was involved in and I was fascinated by it so I downloaded a demo and learned to use it.
At the time, I could not afford the software so when the demo expired I dropped it and went back to photoshop. A couple of years later around the time Poser 6 came out, I was going to art school and taking a lot of digital design classes. I picked up Poser 6 on sale and jumped back in.
My first texture set was made because I needed a specific outfit type and I could not find one so I used textures to turn one into what I needed. I found that I had a knack for texturing and really enjoyed it so I made a bunch just for fun and ended up releasing them as freebies.
People seemed to really enjoy them so I decided to try my hand at being a vendor.
What inspires your creations?
What is your favorite thing to design?
Fantasy is probably my favorite genre but I tend to make more real-world than fantasy items these days. I also really enjoy making fantasy-inspired characters.
What is the process of creating images like for you?
What are your plans for future projects?
What brought you to Renderosity? And how has Renderosity been for you both as an artist and a vendor?
Renderosity is my 3D home. I have had stores at other marketplaces over the years but of all of them, I prefer Renderosity. The staff has always been very friendly and helpful. Jenn Blake is a wonderful marketplace manager. She makes being a vendor a wonderful experience.
What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
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