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Malaika
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Artist // Professional // Digital Art
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My Bio
I have a background in web design and development, and I'm presently getting into the business of 3D art. Right now I'm making content for the Poser community, but I have many goals beyond Poser and even beyond digital art. I'm very open to challenges and opportunities, so please drop me a line if you like my work and have a project you think would fit my skills. I'd be very interested in doing commissioned portraits.

I'm comfortable with Blender, Poser, Photoshop, Fireworks, and MyPaint. I'm also good at scripting, including JavaScript, Python (the language I use to script my materials), ActionScript, and PHP. I can hand code HTML and CSS, and have experience building sites from wireframe to final design.

Favourite Visual Artist
Too many to count
Favourite Movies
The Cell, The Third Man, How to Train Your Dragon, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Dorm, The Ring (Verbinski's version), Slumdog Millionaire,
Favourite TV Shows
Eureka, Psych, The Rachel Maddow Show, Avatar: The Last Airbender
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Annie Lennox, Imogene Heap, Juno Reactor, KMFDM, Front 242, Bob Marley, Pink, Lady Gaga, Common, Mos Def, Black Star, Fat Boy Slim, Lisa Gerrard, Enya, E.S. Posthumus
Favourite Books
Od Magic, Fistful of Sky, The Chronicles of Prydain, Firebirds Anthologies, The Armless Maiden, Hardball, Blacklist,
Favourite Writers
Patricia McKillip, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Neil Gaiman, John DeMatteis, Gene Wolfe, Sara Paretsky, Jane Yolen, LLoyd Alexander, Terri Windling, Phyllis Ann Karr,
Tools of the Trade
Blender, Photoshop, Fireworks, MyPaint
Other Interests
Reading

Beta Testers Needed

Beta Testers Needed

Well, life has finally settled somewhat.  I'm in a new place, with a new mindset and new projects.  I'd really like it if I could find beta testers who use P9, PP 2012, or DS 4.8 with Iray.  Not that I'm doing anything big with DS, but I do like Iray and I already have some simple props underway.  Oh, and I'd also like to know if anyone is willing to do DS/Iray promos.  I still don't like to actually use DS, and it doesn't seem to like me to use it (crashes the whole OS), as in doing much posing or working with figures there, so my renders are good for testing (lighting and all- yay for my softbox) but of limited use for promoting.  I'm not l

Life Gone Wild

Life Gone Wild

I'm just posting to let people know that I'm still around, and still hanging in there.  I've got lots of upheaval in my life right now, on just about every front.  Eventually I think (hope!) things will be good, but right now they're pretty rough.  On the creative front, I've moved to a new box, which is great.  Unfortunately the bare bones USB case I was using to port files from my old hard drive overheated one of my old drives.  I got a whole bunch of stuff off of it before it died, but not my main Poser install.  Which would have been OK had it not been home to _all_ my new Essential Materials _and_ the script that generated them.   And I
Sorry to be away so long!  I'm going through major life upheavals.  I'm hoping that the end result will be good, but we'll have to see.

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DapperManProfessional General Artist

Thanks for faving my WIP, even though it's just spambot bait for now. :D I hope you've been doing well.

cricketumpireHobbyist Photographer
 Someone once said metaphorically and rather prophetically before Covid-19 hit us all;

  "In a world where everyone wears a mask, it’s a privilege to see a soul.” 
The request from our black cat echoes that   :) (Smile)    Thanks for faving Malaika   Black Yellow Cat   

               ...stay safe!     
                                                  
Shango-ThunderStonesHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave.
cricketumpireHobbyist Photographer
Thanks for choosing me to go into your faves gallery despite being green Malaika   frog

           and I better mention Cricketumpire says "thank you" as well    :thumbsup: revamp  
                      
cricketumpireHobbyist Photographer
Hi Malaika, thanks so much for faving  "The pain of her betrayal..."    :caged:  

I must correct the illusion, created for drama by the title, that this was a caged kitty.

In reality, the window screen was for security of the house not to incarcerate the cat  Phew!  
      
...and thanks for faving  "The nicest thing about rain..."  as well of course   :draggingass: 
      
cricketumpireHobbyist Photographer
Thanks for giving my "Halloween spider..." a home in your faves gallery  Spider by VasiDragos
  EEeeeks a SPIDERNot everyone likes arachnids but I'm pleased you were happy to fave it Malaika
                                
Thanks for the fave!