Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
About Digital Art / Artist Member eppiepeppercornUnited States Recent Activity
Deviant for 3 Years
Needs Premium Membership
Statistics 31 Deviations 449 Comments 2,364 Pageviews

Newest Deviations

Groups

deviantID

eppiepeppercorn

Artist | Digital Art
United States
Art is a life-long passion. I've explored many different media, but I'm currently focusing on digital art. I hope to apply my artistic skills in various design fields, including educational video game design and toy development. I also have an extensive background in math and science.

This Deviantart account showcases my digital artwork.

I also have an account displaying my artisan crafts and textile designs (eppiecrafts) sold online at
Etsy.com
, Craftsy.com, and Spoonflower.com

Eppie Peppercorn Website
Interests
My artworks "Forgotten Memoires" and "Oh, Her Look" were featured in the 40West Arts Studios gallery in Lakewood, CO (June 8th-10th 2012)

40West Arts Website: www.40westarts.org/
Why I do what I do...

(This was a statement I made for judges at a June 2012 showing at 40West Art Studios in Lakewood, CO for these two works: "Forgotten Memories" fav.me/d4s6p94 and "Oh, Her Look" fav.me/d4s6ng4)

All of my works represent a relatively new media, but reflect some traditional techniques in photography and painting.  I start my compositions with a background photograph as inspiration.  Next, I create the subjects of the work utilizing a customized commercial 3D model base.  (I use a base human model and set custom parameters for height, weight, shape, facial features, ethnicity, etc.)  Additionally, some features are digitally sculpted, for example details on the nose and eyes to give character to the model.  In creating the 3D figure, I also account for the subtle asymmetrically of the human form.  For example, my female model has one eyebrow set slightly higher than the other, again to achieve character and personality.  I add 3D modeled clothing and hair to the figures.  The 3D models are posed over the photo backdrop and given expressions, utilizing the 3D software, DAZ Studio.

Then, the models are lighted with multiple simulated "lights" using commercial rendering software.  Using this rendering software, I experiment with different light placements and settings to achieve the desired lighting effect, matching the light direction, and atmosphere of the original photo backdrop.  Once the scene is properly lighted, the image is rendered and finalized as a new digital image.  This image is then edited using Adobe Photoshop and other image editing software.  Reflections, shading, and other details are added to give realism to the composition.  For example, I add reflections in glass windows that were not present in the original photograph to blend the CG models and real photograph.

To achieve the look of analogue photography, I apply many effects with image editing software to modify the colors, graininess, and focus of the image.  I consider the mood I wish to convey as well as the time-period and setting of the piece in finalizing the images.

Journal History

AdCast - Ads from the Community

×

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconkaristoessel:
Karistoessel Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student Photographer
+Watch?
Reply
:iconldymech:
ldymech Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the :+fav: :hug: :iconthxfavplz:
Reply
:iconhellonlegs:
hellonlegs Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
thank you so much for all the favs and watch hun xx
Reply
:iconfox-hollow:
Fox-Hollow Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the :+fav: of my "Spring Breeze Quick Page"! :D
Reply
:iconabluescarab:
abluescarab Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:! :)
Reply
:iconbeilart:
beilart Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Thank you for your fav.

Fairyme
Reply
:iconinvictussoul:
invictussoul Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:! :)
Reply
:iconik-ben-10eke:
ik-ben-10eke Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: on the abstract orange image [link]
:)
Reply
:icondreamismyr-stock:
DreamIsMyR-Stock Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Thanks for the :+fav:. :thanks:
Reply
:iconfunny-demon:
Funny-Demon Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Than you so much for the fave *-*
Reply
Add a Comment: