Hey there! I'm Henrieke, a 21 year old female cartoon artist from the Netherlands. I've been interested in 3D printing since I was a kid, and though I have been following Shapeways for quite a while now I only just found out I'm located only 3 miles (!!) from their location in Eindhoven. How about that! I'm an illustrator and cartoon artist, I mostly work the old fashioned way, with ink, brush, pencil and paper. My drawing style is also traditional, I'm mostly inspired by artwork from the 30s-50s. I have never tried 3D modeling on the computer yet, mostly because my hardware is horribly outdated. I hope to buy a graphics card soon that makes modeling possible, because my hands are itching! I do occasionally make things in 3D for my own enjoyment, from small sculptures to puppets to full-body costumes. Making puppets and costumes is very interesting and challenging, not only because you get to create a character in three dimensions, but because it has to be wearable, durable and be brought to life as well! Some costume heads I've made: http://fav.me/d4fmxj8 http://fav.me/d4fmxdn http://fav.me/d2sjfed http://fav.me/d2eb6pt If you're interested in my other artwork, you can see some here: http://henriekeg.blogspot.com/ (includes drawings, sculptures and some other stuff) Anyway, more on topic... Recently a friend of mine (found on here as Brian123) turned my lemur character, Kiki, into a 3D model with the intention of printing it here. He stayed exceptionally close to my artwork, and we both ordered a test print from shapeways, which should arrive in a week or so. After that we can see what could be changed on the model to make it look best as a 3D print, and work out a final post so we can put up an actual figurine for sale. I'm very excited to see the end result! See the attachment for Brian's 3D model. http://shpws.me/3kG0 This is the original artwork it was based on: http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/5803/z1286921361henriekek iki.png http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/5648/z1292542148henriekek iki.jpg http://img148.imageshack.us/img148/5760/z1278617344henriekeb uck.jpg Sorry for the long introduction, I just want to say I really love this site and I hope to become an actual contributor soon!