Not much to say, I did not consider myself an artist in the traditional sense when I started here, I mostly came to see others' work, but I started to fiddle with some software and then moved on to posting.
At first I started to take "photos*" in second life and I have posted more than a few here. I have also fiddled with photo editing to correct errors and to make photos look like paintings or sketches.
Now I have taken up using Daz Studio and Poser (Daz more), and I am posting what I have done as I go along.... some of this may be viewed as totally rubbish.... and frankly that is fine, the point to me posting even the bad stuff is to show how I am developing, hopefully to encourage others to give it a try.
*IMPORTANT* I do not wish to deceive anyone, My early images were not done in POSER OR DAZ or anything similar (I am trying to develop that skill and most of my more recent posts have been done in one or the other). They are screenshots from Second Life (www.secondlife.com) which are sometimes corrected/enhanced in Paintshop Pro - Most (but not all) of the scenery/props are created by other people, I merely find what I consider the nice angles and poses within the virtual world, and then take "photos" usually with my own Avatar posed in the shot. This is how I manage to be as prolific as I am, as I am doing virtual photo shoots, which is quite different from the "DAZ Experience." This is not to belittle what I do, there is merit to my work, but it is like the difference between a painter and a photographer, both are artists but in very different ways, and it simply would not be right to compare my work to anything other than other SL images, and I hope in that respect you will view them favourably. If you are not familiar with SL you can find out more here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_L…
My posts that are done in Secondlife start "SL"
I like fantasy art and art with a bit of a kinky edge, if it has both better yet. I also like stuff that I just find aesthetically pleasing or conjures up a memory.
Nearly (but not all) of my faves and posts feature women, this is due to a number of things, .... Firstly, in many cases I imagine myself in the subject's position (and in my own posts frequently involve my "digi-clone"), both those of power and powerlessness, it is also because quite frankly women tend to be rendered better than men in digital art, and I like pretty images (along with the dark ones), and generally the way women are rendered is almost certainly more pretty than how men are.... but boy do I like it when I see men done well. BIG GRIN
My character Shelly (or as I refer to her; my digi-clone) is a "self-portrait" and depicts me at the age of the time of posting. I was 26 when I started posting, and so all images posted she is 26 or older.
I am very petite, but let me be clear, the portrayal is of a genuine legal age person, and any interpretation otherwise is unacceptable to me.