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Steve T Johnson
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Creating various 3D digital art in the fantasy, science fiction, portrait and comic genres.
~ Software mostly used for creations: DAZ Studio 4.9 Pro | Adobe Photoshop CS6
~ Software used in secondary capacity: Manga Studio | Bryce | Carrara | Hexagon

I am still trying to improve my skills each day. There is so much to learn. My original art was done basically by paper, pencil and ink when I created comic books as a hobby. Now, that I have found digital art to be more rewarding, I have used it to make comics because making corrections is much easier. :-)

* Please fill free to leave me comments or suggestions as to how I can improve.


"I will continue to learn new things everyday of my life." ~ Me

What is holding me back?

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 18, 2016, 5:25 PM
Monday, April 18, 2016

Greetings All,

For the past 3 months I have been experiencing  setbacks in finishing my 3D renders. On some scenes, the lighting is driving me crazy (ex. when using Iray in DAZ Studio, I can't get the fireflies or noise to go away in an indoor scene). In other scenes, the character posing is making me want to start drinking (but then I'd have to go to an AA meeting :) ). And lastly, there are several scenes that I am drawing a complete blank on how to finish them. I start out with one idea and all of a sudden I don't like that idea. Is my creativity going away? Do I need to visit the Wizard to get it back? Or perhaps, I just need to put this aside for a while and come back to it later.

What do you do when you are in an art slump? I invite all comments, amusing stories or just a "You can do it, Steve!" cheer. :D



  • Listening to: New Age music
  • Reading: What? People still read? ;)
  • Watching: Black Bulter: Book of Circus anime
  • Playing: DC Universe Online
  • Eating: Chicken and sweet potatos
  • Drinking: Lemonade


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Platycerium Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you for posting Garden Gate to your favorites, most appreciative.
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KevIzz Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the Llama Badge.
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relhom Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday..:party:
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DElevit Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I like your gallery ,nice work! :clap:
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Mo0nX Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for the happy b-day wishies.
Much much apreciated :happybounce: La la la la Huggle! 
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