Renderosity vendor Renapd opens up about early days of digital art
Staff Writer By: SchelleFire
Since March 1999, Rena, who goes by the username renapd on Renderosity, has been an active member of the Renderosity community.
"It started out as a fun hobby for personal recreation, developed into true passion that led me to quit my career as a PR in pro-sound equipment and dedicate my full time to 3D," she said.
In that time, the Greek native has become a master of clothes from era costumes to fantasy outfits. The Renderosity exclusive vendor said hers was a mastery born out of necessity. When she started with Poser 3, none of the characters had clothes. So she had to draw her own. The more she did it, the more she liked it.
Over time, Rena developed her creations into a full-time job, which allowed her to stay at home with her family. Rena creates most of the images promoting Renderosity product and vendor sales.
Renapd opened up about the early days, how northern Ohio is her favorite place in the world and what inspires her.
How long have you been designing and why did you start?
In late '90s, I just wanted people for my Bryce scenes, that's how I discovered poser and got immediately hooked. Poser 3 people were naked, so I had to draw the outfits on their bodies at the time to dress them up and used primitive props as accessories. It started out as a fun hobby for personal recreation, developed to true passion that led me to quit my career as a PR in pro-sound equipment and dedicate my full time to 3D.
What's your favorite software to create with?
What inspires your creations?
What is your favorite thing to design?
Do you have a favorite era of fashion?
What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
Where has been your favorite place to travel to?
I lived for a year on a small hill by the Maumee River banks and it was heaven at summer time In winter, the tinkles and rainbows created by the morning sun as light went through the long icicles on the trees and the frozen river, turned the scenery into a pinkish crystal kingdom out of this world! No other experience on any continent ever matched that magical scene.
Why were you in Ohio?
Strange enough, the U.S.A. felt like home from the very first moments. (Maybe it has something to do with a past life?) A few years later I returned with my own family for another couple of years, but this time south, in Miami, Fla.
Those trips of mine were the longest and the beginning of it all. For a full decade afterward, I was living like a gypsy jumping from one plane to another all around the world on business. I was the PR for a large pro-sound company and that's how I got to visit so many countries and continents. So finally when I had to settle down and stay home to raise my kids, it was a godsend gift as I love being at home.
Find more of Renapd's creations and products in her store.