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Joanna’s 3D Art: December 2023, January & February 2024

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, X (Twitter), Bluesky, Threads, and Mastodon every Wednesday.

You can view all the posts by browsing the 3D Art category.

This time, I’m putting together 3 months to, from now on, keep the art within one year together in bimonthly installments.

Desperate Witch

Surrounded by the undead, she has nowhere to go.

Morning Hunt

This one was inspired by one of my favorite game series, Monster Hunter.

Are You Saying My Dowry is Not Good Enough?!

Do green and red make this render festive? I was playing around with this one, an orc female asking if her dowry (the big stone) is not good enough. The amount of reflections in this image was a real challenge for my graphics card.

It’s One of Those Days

A grumpy fairy having “one of those days”. It’s a simple render (a figure, a lantern, grass prop, and some fireflies and trees for background), but I had fun making it. Can you spot a tiny mistake that I missed?


It was a tricky one, because of all the fire, smoke, and emissive surfaces I put in it, challenging my graphics card. But the effect was worth it, don’t you think?

Level 1 Adventurer

This poor little guy has ventured too far into the swamps and came across a monster he’s not ready to take on.


Yes, those are 3d models I used, but I played with post-processing enough to try to make it look more like a comic book illustration. What do you think?


What can I say, this render was a pure joy to make. The thought of a t-rex who, despite the meteor rain, is going to play some dino-ball (with a fireball nonetheless) just makes me giggle, so I had to make it.


This image could be summed up as “I wanted to play around”. I picked a model, outfit, posed her, and added effects… and then I had more fun doing postwork.
Not all art has to have deeper meaning or strong inspiration. Sometimes, it’s just fun.

Oh no!

I honestly have no idea what’s the story behind her reaction. So, I’ll leave it up to you—what is she seeing there that makes her react this way?


One of my favorites that I made for fun (and to try out a new model I got): a mischievous princess and her dragon who are up to no good…


I think the title is self-explanatory. It was interesting to merge 3d models with postwork-heavy background. Since then, I’d learned even more, but it was one of the stepping stones.

The Mousummoner

This piece was inspired by the model of the monster, and as I added more, a story of a mouse summoner calling upon a monsters in a postapo swamp came together, leading to the image you see. I had fun working with light in this one too & was happy with the result.

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