I had visited deviantART many times in the past for ideas and resources but never expected I would be posting here. The talent and creativity here is so awesome that I felt too nervous to throw my art in the mix as I didn't really consider myself as an artist. I'm just a hobbyist playing around in the free render program Daz Studio with 3D models made by others. So I'm not an artist by any traditional sense but more like a movie director setting up the stage and telling the actors what to do (luckily my actors don't chuck tantrums but occasionally I do). Then I throw in a few lights and hit render. And if it comes out bad I just throw it in Photoshop and play around with a few filters and bingo! Art!
Anyhoot after some of my renders got banned from the galleries of Renderosity and RuntimeDNA I pretty much didn't know where to go next. I was a long time member of those galleries and I was quite upset (actually I felt betrayed) that they turned against my work and slapped me in the face with their terms of service. Renderosity banned my image "Kawaii Princess" but RuntimeDNA accepted it. RuntimeDNA banned my image "Much ado about nothing" but Renderosity accepted it. And they both had very similar terms of service! Go figure!
I believe what we each accept as art is subjective and our perceptions can be biased, not only affected by one's culture and upbringing but also by one's maturity. And by maturity I don't mean age, I mean true spiritual maturity, the type that is prepared to accept Life as is warts and all. Well I'm not sure how things work around here and how far I can push the meaning of art but I'm going to have fun finding out. And I hope you will enjoy the journey with me.
Buddhism Sixth Patriach Huineng "The finger can point to the moon's location. However, the finger is not the moon." Yep, that's right, the monk has just given the unenlightened the finger.