Ambient Vibe is J. Kate Stasiak, an aspiring and self taught artist/hobbyist with nearly a decade of experience in various forms of digital art. My inspiration comes from various sources, most notably my love of fine arts and the deep admiration for the work of my father – an accomplished (albeit, self-taught) artist. Having said that, my first true adventure with art began more than a decade and a half ago; I was fortunate to teach it in junior and senior high for five years – and in turn, it spanned teaching, learning and sharing various techniques involving drawing (pencil, charcoal, pastels) and painting (acrylic, watercolor).

As digital art began to take off, I began to look beyond the boundaries of traditional art. First fascinated with the Smith Micro software in 20010, I began experimenting with Poser 6 and 7 to create original character concepts for various role-playing games (GuildWars, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Vampire: The Masquerade). Some five years prior to discovering Poser, I was eagerly exploring many exciting possibilities of photo manipulation with Adobe Photoshop, but that only left me craving more. I wanted more freedom and control over my digital creations; this in turn led me to the early versions of DAZ Studio, and soon after, Smith Micro’s Poser.

Today, my focus evolves to meet the present while eagerly anticipating the future – as my artwork is almost solely based in digital mediums such as Poser, DAZ Studio, and Photoshop. As an avid role-player and sci-fi/fantasy aficionado, I devote my imagination and energy to creating quality original character concepts for all who dream about having their unique character come to life.

Furthermore, immersing myself in the incredible worlds of massively multiplayer online role-playing games allows me to gain a profound understanding of one’s inspiration behind their online persona(s) and the subtle nuances that drive each player’s unique ‘creation’ – both of which I consider to be crucial in bringing another person’s beloved character to life through fair and accurate representation.

I view each artwork as a unique chance to free someone’s unique dream; an opportunity to make it as real in this world as beloved it is, in your mind. As such, I approach every project with excitement and high regard – striving to bring forth your vision into the light it truly and duly, deserves.

Tools Of The Trade

  • DAZ Studio 4.9
  • Google Nik Collection
  • Adobe Photoshop CS6
  • PC (keyboard & mouse)
  • Smith Micro’s Poser 10 & 11
  • Huion Professional Pen Tablet
Action Scenes 91
Portraits 97
Book Covers 93
Other Web Graphics 95
“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
“There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.”
“Black and white are the colors of photography. They symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is subjected.”