Tara Richardson
Tara Richardson
Painter
Farmington, United States of America

Summary

I have been working as a portrait artist for many years. I enjoy concept art and designing book covers as well. Many of my portraits are of animals but I also paint people too. I have studied classical master painters but I also love sci-fi and fantasy. I am working on my first picture book for kids ages 2 to 8. Going to write and illustrate. (in between my freelance work) and my commissioned portraits.

My medium of choice depends on the project and my mood especially if it's a personal project.
Traditional oils, Acrylics, Pan Pastels, Graphite - Digital Oils, Acrylics and watercolors. I paint in Corel Painter (Featured Corel Artist) and I also paint and prep ideas in Photoshop.

I have also worked as a character/sculpting/ texture artist for almost 20 years -

Skills

Concept ArtDigital PaintingBook Cover IllustrationOilsAcrylicsPortraitureFantasyscifiLandscapes & Seascapes

Software proficiency

DAZ Studio
DAZ Studio
Painter
Painter
Photoshop
Photoshop
ZBrush
ZBrush
Poser
Poser
Bryce3D
Bryce3D

Experience

  • Digital & Traditonal Painter at Soul Of A Painter
    Farmington, United States of America
    June 2010 - February 2019

    I've been working with high end photographers creating paintings based off of their photos for their clients. A "Ghost" painter. I also do commissoned paintings of pets & people either digitally or tradtionally depending on the request. Have done concept art and book covers as well.

  • 3D Character Texture Artist at Renderosity
    United States of America
    May 1990 - September 2010

    3D Content Developer for E-Frontier's 'Poser' software line

    & DAZ Production “DAZ Studio” software line. Characters can be used in Bryce & Vue and in higher end programs to create just about anything your heart desires, all you need is a little imagination to produce highly detailed characters.

    I did my best to make each character unique and bring a little different personality to each one. Use a mixture of painting, photography and sculpting.

  • 3D Character Texture Artist at DAZ 3D
    United States of America
    May 1991 - January 2011

    3D Content Developer for E-Frontier's 'Poser' software line & DAZ Production “DAZ Studio” software line. Characters can be used in Bryce & Vue and in higher end programs to create just about anything your heart desires, all you need is a little imagination to produce highly detailed characters.

    I did my best to make each character unique and bring a little different personality to each one. Use a mixture of painting, photography and sculpting.