im a noob with 3D art. what is it? how's the process?why is it called 3D art. isnt it same as regular digital painting on photoshop? or u have to sculp 1st, take pic & color it in digital? sorry for asking silly question. always want to know, but dont have the gut, since i love yr work, so gather myself to be brave to annoy u with my noobness
Hi there! No problem at all, I'm happy to answer questions. 3D art makes use of digital models. If you think of a wooden artist's mannequin that you would pose on your desk, to aid in drawing a pose, it's much the same except it's a "virtual" mannequin in the computer. You can move it around, or move yourself around it; pose it anyway you like; add clothing and hair (which are also models) to it. Then you can add virtual lights to mimic real light sources, and "render" the scene in its final form.
More advanced people will digitally sculpt their own models, paint their own textures, etc. But that takes a lot of time and high end tools. Everything I do with commercially available models that I purchase to compose my scenes.
The tool I use is called DAZ Studio. Probably the best way to explain how it works is to look at a video of it in action. At the link below, there's a couple of videos that show how it's used. [link]