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Joanna’s 3D Art: March & April 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.

Crows

A black and white image of a woman in a crow-inspired outfit who is performing a dance among fog and light while a real crow flies overhead.

This is probably one of my favorite renders of last year. I was just playing around with different assets, lights, and render settings, and as I went, it turned out better than expected. This image is entirely a 3d render, no postwork involved.

Exploring

A girl in a steampunky outfit with a large round robot and a sci-fi city covered by clouds far in the background.

There wasn’t much story behind this render. I really liked this model of a robot, and I was in a mood for a bit of steampunk, so I made a girl and a robot go exploring, throwing in a bit of a retro feel in the color palette.

The Sorceress

An image shows a sorceress in a dark and possibly ancient temple casting a spell on a barbarian kneeling in front of her.

This is an image that went through many iterations, beginning from totally changing the background and ending with trying to get the lighting just right. All done in 3D, without any postwork.

Little Ida’s Flowers

A little girl sitting on a bed in a dark room lit only by the moon, looking down at a rose she's holding.

This image was inspired by a less known Hans Christian Andersen’s tale, “Little Ida’s Flowers” which used to be one of my favorites when I was a kid. I was also learning lighting and working with a night-time setting here.

In Pursuit

A short-haired woman in a cyberpunk-like cat suit and tattoos is jumping through the air with a fierce expression. There's smoke and flying debris behind her.

Another of fun renders in which I was testing the model and outfits. Don’t ask me how she can run with these shoes on.

No Happy Endings

A black and white portrait of a woman looking off to the right with a sad or hurt expression.

I rarely do non-SFF artwork, but this time I’m sharing a portrait inspired by noir movies. It was fun to venture outside of my usual genres for 3D art and focusing on getting her expression just right.

Escape

A red haired tattooed female fae is running through water, away from a huge bug-like monster. The background is dark.

Not much story here: I was testing two new models (morph for the female and the creature), and the rest just came together.

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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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