Frequently asked questions
In this section, I will answer the questions that I get asked the most by people. In order to read the answers to the questions please click on the little white circle on the right hand side of the question box.
Hello, my name is Kirsten. I’m a quirky introvert who is head over heels in love with Jesus. I like to create art, write, record podcasts, and even make some videos. I am a native Floridian – born and raised. But a part of my heart will always belong to Maine where I spent Summers during my childhood. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Central Florida (UCF). My primary work experience was in Full Time Ministry for many years. I am currently a 3D artist and a writer for the Good News Daily.
What is a 3D Artist?
There is a lot of confusion these days about 3D artwork and AI artwork. In the simpliest of terms, 3D artwork is created by human beings through a variety of software that lets them create characters, props, and environments from mesh base and AI artwork is created by Artificial Intelligence (computers) using a logarithm from the input of text prompts. 3D artwork can take the human artist hours, days, or weeks to create. AI takes seconds.
What is your style of art called?
While my artwork falls under the 3D art umbrella, it is not the typical artwork seen in most 3D galleries. I like to call my artwork stylized storytelling. Even though my characters often look fairly realistic, their facial features are not the same proportions as most human beings. I like to make my eyes quite a bit larger including the iris of the eye. I want really expressive eyes to tell the inner story of my characters. Many of my art pieces have children as the main characters. People have asked me why? Because children make me smile, they make you smile, they pretty much make everyone smile. Children have the unique ability to find the joy in each moment. We could all use a bit of joy, right?
How are 3D Portraits similar to Portrait Photography?
I belong to several Photography groups on Facebook. While they use people as their models, I create characters in Daz Studio to create portraits. There are several similiarties between portrait photography and 3D portraits:
- You use a model
- You use cameras and lighting
- You choose your background and if there will be props used
- You pick a hairstyle for your model
- You choose clothes for your model
- You pose your model – body pose and expression
3D portraits even use the same lighting techniques as portrait photography (eg rembrandt lighting). And the cost of the model is much cheaper in 3D. You only have to pay for morphs and a base character. From those you can create an endless number of models to use for your portraits or to tell a story.
What is Scripture Inspired artwork?
Some of my artwork is inspired by specific Bible verses or Biblical concepts. This artwork is a visual representation of that verse or concept. When I create this kind of art, I put the actual Bible verse as the foundational layer in my Photoshop file. Every other layer is built on top of that verse. People have asked me if every verse inspires me to create artwork. While I find the entire Bible inspiring, God will usually place an image on my heart to be created from the verse of His choice. As I am reading, or listening, I will suddenly see an image in my mind. That is the image I create.
Do you do Commissioned Art?
My creative process is very different from most artists. I’m in awe of people who can be shown a photograph then they start painting it to perfection. That never works for me. I have to be inspired to create an image which means I’m never sure what I am going to be creating next. I’ve tried several times to create portraits of my friends’ kids. It was a total disaster! Yet, I create lots of artwork with kids in it on a regular basis. Only once have I been able to create an image that someone asked me to create. And that was totally God showing me the vision my friend had of the Lion of Judah. So, to answer the question asked at the beginning, “I am truly honored that you would ask me to create a commisioned work for you, but I don’t do commissioned work at this time. If that ever changes you will be the first to know.”