|26 Jan 2007|| Heidi Hecht|
Hi, I liked your pictures in your story, "Kismet" (awesome story, too) so I followed the link straight here. *Runs off to look at your pics* Sandra Leigh
replies: "thank you, though they are the rough drafts of what actually ended up in the book. I had to take them down because of print contract (not that the book is findable AT ALL, growl) thanks"
|28 Jan 2007|| Tracy Squires|
interesting responce and valad points. However I do know people who say themselves they can't draw and make no attempt to learn anything besides poser because it's easy and convenient. Why learn something hard when there's something willing to do most of the work for you.
Talent is only a small fraction of what goes into learning to draw, anyone can draw if they take the time to learn reguardless of dextarity, foot and mouth painters are a valiant tribute to that effect.
As you also said, there are alot more attempts out there then masterpieces. This is true and posing a pre-made doll with slide bars to adjust the character to your liking is not going to teach people about gesture, weight, and anatomy. Adding a lamp in the program isn't going to teach someone how to light a form or about volumes.
The best computer stuff I've seen, (there is indeed some amazing work out there) were done by people who understood how the body worked.
I'm not opposed to poser existing, people would just learn so much more if they didn't depend on it to do the work for them. a person who struggles to pose a person by taking the poses or having a friend or model do it and then figures out how to light the figure will learn a hundred times more then the one who poses a doll and adds a lamp. The latter may be prettier now but in the long run the first will not only be able to draw better, but will understand how the body works and if given something like poser will be able to pose something in a more balanced natural way.
thanks for the responce by the way I really enjoy a good disgussion over any medium and I really hope you don't think I'm just some angry girl taking my bitterness out on poser. I personally live to learn and sometimes don't get that other people don't feel that way. Sandra Leigh
replies: "Poser is a difficult medium. You have to learn all those things you just attributed to drawing in order to use it well. Twisting a doll around and adding a lamp will look like you twisted a doll and added a lamp. Proper lighting is almost a science in and of itself, a separate skill (called Cinematography and one makes top billing and dollars in Hollywood for it). Someone has to sculpt these models out of wire pixel frames, someone has to take a 'pen' to the textures. concepts of composition, posing and subject placement all apply or it IS just a doll and a lamp.it is not a crutch, it is a medium to be chosen, and it is unfair to assume it is a crutch unless the artist 'never improves'. I've seen people who can take a line drawing and paint it up in Photoshop or Corel Painter and make a masterpeice of a cartoon, but who themselves couldn't draw the underlying stick figure. Me? I can't draw from life. For some reason I am incapable of translating a 3 dimensional image into a 2 dimensional one. And don't say I haven't practiced. I have, for YEARS. Trial and Error results: Take a picture of it. I'll draw from that. Flawlessly when the mood is on me.It all boils down to individuality. Not everyone is DaVinci or Michelangelo who mastered many mediums. Some of us mere mortals have to get by on what we are good at. With poser, photographer types don't have to have expensive props or unreliable models to achieve what they want. Yeah, you can study all the technicalities of art you want and practice your way up to making Art. But an unstudied (but somewhat practiced) natural Talent will show you up with the same subject EVERY TIME. You can copy the form, you can master the technique, but if your music isn't in you, your music will have no soul."
|7 Jun 2007|| Anonymous|
Do wicca allow syncretism? Sandra Leigh
replies: "As far as I know (Myself not being Wiccan by following a more Shamanic/spiritual path) it is a religon that thrives on what I understand Syncretism to be. Please explain why you ask?(Oh, and none of the characters in this book are Wiccan. (If you are refering to The Speaker) Hecuba is a Green Witch, and the bad guys are actually followers of a darker, black path that also is not Wiccan. The Russian is in fact Rasputin and former Greek Orthodox lay clergy if my history serves me)"
|28 Jul 2007|| Kharmii|
Why would someone troll this gallery? I like the variety of styles here and the figures look natural. I couldn't troll anybody who likes cats! X-D Sandra Leigh
replies: "Thank you. I don't understand why anyone would Troll period. But it takes all kinds. Thank you for visiting and thank you for the observations. "
|30 Jul 2007|| Erin Hopkins|
Your gallery is really nice. Sandra Leigh
replies: "Yours isn't bad either. Thanks"
|12 Oct 2007|| Nathanael Moon Bonham|
About a year ago you commented on a costume shot of mine, with me as Capt. Jack Sparrow, saying you'd like to see better shots of the compass. You can find them here: http://zlurpo.deviantart.com/gallery/
Thank you! Sandra Leigh
replies: "Thank youvery very Nice"
|25 Jun 2008|| W.Velthuijzen|
This is very great gallery..... er most more come........!!!!!!!
replies: "Thank you. Danke."
|1 Jul 2008|| Cameo T. Lakey|
Hi there!! You have a cool and huge gallery!!! You are a really good artist. I also really like your smiley. ^^ Sandra Leigh
replies: "thank you. I’ve worked for many years, though there are folks out in these woods with less experience and tons more talent. I can only produce art when the muse moves me. As for the smiley... its a trademark thing. You’ll see it as a watermark on some of my art."
|19 Sep 2009|| Yoni Danziger|
These are my favorites days, when I feel like nothing can excite me or surprise me more than I already have, and then, suddenly, I found a fantastic gallery like yours
I’ve had a wonderful time visiting in your gallery Sandra, and I wish you all the best!
Keep on creating
replies: "thank you. That is the purpose of my art."