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A Change of Hats

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 21, 2015, 7:09 AM
It has been a long time since my last journal entry, and much has changed in my life in that time. And now it is time to share them publicly.

As you will see from my journal banner, and the tag line on Deviant Art profile, I have now become Cynthia Radthorne. This change has been several years in gestation, and often a very difficult journey. I transitioned full time to being Cynthia at work in January, and now I am completing that transformation in all other facets of my life, including my personal and professional art.

Consider the metaphor of the caterpillar who does not realize she is truly a butterfly, until she emerges from her chrysalis and spreads her wings for the very first time, and realizes she can fly. That has been my path, and now I may take wing and truly float among the clouds.

In today's online world it is not practical to try and completely remove a previous identity, so this transition perforce must be a cutover rather than a replacement. Thus you will still see my old name on past artworks here; I have not attempted to go back and modify all of them. More recent ones, you will note, only include my last name on the watermark signature, in anticipation of this evolution.

Most of you presumably come to Deviant Art to simply appreciate art, and such news as mine is entirely incidental to that. But I did not want there to simply be an unexplained shift. So I present to you my new self, and as always, I thank you all for your support and kindness in appreciating my art. Your fav's and positive comments always mean a very great deal to me.

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haloma Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015
ChristmasGirl by KmyGraphic   
Radthorne Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015
And very happy holidays to you my dear friend! :)
swcoyote Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best wishes in your new transformation.
Radthorne Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015
Thank you!
dungeonmeister Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015
Thank you for the watch  and faves !! Have a very nice day!!
Radthorne Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015
Frozen-Sol Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist

Your pictures are wonderful! Does it take you long to make them? If you have a lot of already made shapes and characters then perhaps not. I’ve seen a few used across your pictures, but I have no experience with 3D imaging.

And do you ever work with animations?

Radthorne Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015
Thank you! It varies, some pictures (a simple portrait) may only take a few days, but a more complex scene may take longer. Not sure I have an average time; often I will start something and not like where it is going, then set it aside and come back months later and go off in a totally different direction with it.

All of the artwork is created using commercially available 3D models, which are sold for this purpose, of creating finished rendered art. I have a pretty extensive library I've built up over the years.

I only did one animation, it was for a book trailer for my novels. It is still posted up here on my Deviant Art site. My 3D skills have improved since then, but it was what I could do at the time. It is only a few minutes long but it took six months to assemble, mostly because the animation edit package was very cumbersome, rather than from the 3D scene/animation aspect. If you play the book trailer, make sure you have your sound up on some nice speakers. :D
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