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Joanna’s 3D Art: August & September 2023

Back in March 2022, a writer friend introduced me to 3D art and rendering, and ever since, I’ve been exploring it, teaching myself the intricacies of producing good renders such as posing, lighting, and post work. In December 2022, I decided it was time to share what I accomplished, so I started posting images I created to social media.

This post collects all the pieces from the two month period, and I intend for it to be a start of a recurring series for all those who are too busy to keep up with social media posts. If you’d rather see them as they come, new images are posted on my Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Bluesky, Threads, Mastodon, and Pebble every Wednesday.

Tree Spirit

It was fun to explore texturing a character differently to get the desired effect.

War Machine

In my original concept, it was going to stomp over a unicorn, but to my disappointment, I discovered that the machine’s legs don’t bend…


This is one of my older renders, inspired by the highly entertaining Murderbot series by Martha Wells. Back then, I didn’t have many models, so I had to make do with what I had. I was also starting to explore postwork.

An Old Guardian

Not much story behind this render, but when I was making it, I was thinking about an old fae guardian who looks after the garden.

The Ritual

Here, I had fun working with fog, trying to get it right and adding light effects for that warm feel.

Mushroom Girl


This render was all fun and no other purpose. I was just testing a new model I was excited to get and then ended up playing a lot with post work.

A Morning Walk

With Halloween season close, I’m decided to share a series of spookier renders and started with a morning walk… with a zombie dog. As soon as I saw this model, I had to have him. He’s so cute, isn’t he?

Are You Lost?

This render took 6h to complete, and there was still some grain left. I’m also tempted to redo it one day, focusing more on the little girl and her teddy.

Haunted Forest

This was one of my favorite renders I did last year (yes, I was saving it up for the Halloween season). Playing with fog and lights was so much fun. And… don’t look too closely, or you might miss what the boy is hiding from. Can you see it?

I hope you enjoyed this collection. Which one is your favorite? And remember, new images are posted on my Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Bluesky, Threads, Mastodon, and Pebble every Wednesday.

Joanna Maciejewska

Joanna Maciejewska is a fantasy and science fiction author who enjoys all things SFF: books, movies, and video games. Her short stories appeared in magazines and anthologies in Polish and in English. Her epic fantasy adventure series, starting with By the Pact, is available in ebook and paperback at all major retailers.

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