Today’s guest at pxleyes.com is a very young and skilled artist: Dawn Slater.
At only 22 she already has a beautiful portfolio of 3D digital art that we will proudly present today, along with an exclusive interview of the artist.
Q: Hello and welcome to the Pxleyes community. Please help us know who princessdawn982 really is.
A: Thank you so much. I am honored. My name is Dawn Slater. I’m 22 years old, and I live in Waterbury, CT. I’ve been diagnosed with depression and Social Phobia.
But you probably couldn’t tell talking to me online. Princessdawn982 is basically an alter-ego. I feel much more comfortable behind a PC!
“The Face Of Aiko”
Q: You bring digital art and the real world closer together by your 3D creations. When and how did you discover this passion and talent you have?
A: Well, a few years ago, I was looking around on DeviantArt. And I came across a beautiful picture of 3D Art. I became interested in learning how to make something like
I saw. So I did some research, and started downloading programs, and 3D models. The rest they say is history!
Q: What software do you use and which is its best feature, according to you?
A: I use Daz Studio 3. The best feature I would say, is something I just started discovering. It’s called deep shadow mapping. It makes the scene look a lot more real.
I have to also mention Raytracing. I use it mostly to make surfaces reflective. I also use Photoshop for Postwork.
Q: Please tell us a few words about your other hobbies.
A: Artistic wise, I’ve dabbled in drawing, poetry, and photography. I have a talent in making AMVs-Anime Music Videos.
I also like to play video games, and watch Anime.
“Princess Of The Moon”
Q: Do you have a special theme or subject that inspires you when you start modelling?
A: Well sometimes, I like to be spontaneous with my artwork. I randomly pick a prop, or a piece of clothing, and work from there. Some of my best work come from just
making it up as I go. Or while I’m looking online for 3D models, if I come across something that catches my eye, I can see in my mind exactly what I would love to do.
And sometimes, I come up with an idea, and I look up 3D models to help me make my idea real.
Q: Any piece of advice for the artists just launching themselves in this field?
A: Do research. You never know what you can pick up by reading a few tutorials. Look at examples of 3D artwork. That way you have an idea of the things
that are possible. And more then anything, practice. I know everyone says practice make perfect. but it’s very true. Practice and experiment. That way you can discover