Tiggersprings: "I think art can be a bridge between cultural differences and language gaps"
Staff Writer By: Hope Kumor (hopeandlove)
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:30 pm
Can you say you truly KNOW Renderosity member Tiggersprings. Well, if not, now is your chance to take a few moments to read what she's all about! I got to know her via e-mail and I was excited to learn so much about her.
What brought you to Renderosity?
I joined Renderosity shortly after arriving in Poserverse, although it wasn't until quite a few years later that I started posting my pictures here. After another popular website closed their social-gallery site, my friend France (known as Francemi) finally convinced me to try posting a few pictures at Renderosity because I was afraid of putting all my pictures in one place again. The size of Renderosity's galleries kind of intimidated me a bit more, but I've found most people are generally pretty nice when they comment on my pictures.
How has art changed your life?
Digital art in particular opened up creative possibilities for me. I used to enjoy painting ceramics and a few other minor "creative outlets" as on-again, off-again hobbies, but due to changing circumstances, they just weren't really ideal. I really like watching ideas come to life as I work in Poser. A lot of my pictures start as little story ideas, even if I don't post the details in the gallery entries. Some of my favorite figures even seemed to have developed "personalities" of their own through time, and a few have on-going stories (even though I don't do a running comic series or anything).
What is it about art that you love?
I think art can be a bridge between cultural differences and language gaps. Unless a piece of artwork contains text as part of the piece, there is often no need to understand an artist's "real life" language to enjoy the piece, and take a small part of the artist's vision or life experience away from viewing their art and bringing it into your own life.
Would you consider yourself more of a hobbyist?
Yes. I don't have any sort of traditional art education or degrees. I've used the term semi-hobbyist a few times since becoming a vendor at Renderosity. At the heart of my relationship with Poser, I do think I am more of a hobbyist. I'm not a serious techie that claims to knows everything there is to know under-the-hood of Poser. So much of my experience with learning Poser has been been by just spending time with the program and quite a bit of trial and error.
How did you become so passionate about art and why?
I have always liked art, and admired the truly talented artists of the world. Even though I've never been fortunate enough to formally study art in any conventional sense, I think it's important that everyone has something that allows them to express emotions. I think even enjoying others' art can be a small window into doing so, even for the "uneducated" art supporter. It's about finding what speaks to you, at the very least, and pulls you into a "yes!" moment of recognizing emotional experiences.