Renderosity artist Jollyself shares her passion for surreal
Staff Writer By: SchelleFire
Renderosity artist Jollyself goes by several names. In real life, she calls herself Jazzie or Debra Ritchie. On Renderosity, we call her a master of the surreal.
As Jollyself, Ritchie creates surrealistic art with an edge that comments on modern life.
Her art has been well received with the community awarding her several times with Renderosity Artist of the Month, the latest was awarded in April 2016, and 2017 Artist of the Year.
Ritchie was kind enough to pause her Photoshop to answer questions about what inspires her and what her process is for creating images with a point of view.
How long have you been creating digital art and why did you start?
What inspires your creations?
What is the process of creating images like for you?
I enjoy the creative work far more depending on the software I am using. Poser/Daz rendering does not spark my creative juices like Photoshop does. Using the render engine to provide a base character and then using Photoshop to flesh out the concept is the usual process.
Photo manipulation in Photoshop is my "ideal" and most fun process to get to my final works.
What is your favorite thing to design?
What do you think your best piece of work is and why?
What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
When my daughter was little I outfitted my outdoor shed into a power tools workshop and built her a large "Barbie-scale" dollhouse making most of the furniture and using polymer clay to make the dishes, lamps, miniature food etc etc. It was a 14-month project and the completed tiled, carpeted three-story house was given to her for her seventh Christmas. It was a joy and a chore to build. So the surprising thing about me is that although I am a tiny five-foot woman...I can run a mean bandsaw.
Find more of Ritchie's creations in her gallery.