Poser Creator Series: How Grigorii Davidian draws inspiration from architecture, music

Sep 01, 2021 at 10:00 am by Michelle Willard

Poser Creator Series: How Grigorii Davidian draws inspiration from architecture, music

There is something about the emotion in American Country music that appeals to Russian designer Grigorii Davidian, who goes by the online moniker -AppleJack-. 

Even his username is inspired by the genre that calls Nashville, Tenn., its home — a city just a few miles from the Poser Software home office.

“Why AppleJack?” he asked rhetorically. “Well, there is the song of Dolly Parton, Applejack. I love country music and when I registered an account (on Renderosity) I was just listening to this song and I thought - why not?” said Davidian, who lives in Moscow in the Russian Federation.

Davidian started modeling as a hobby in 2010 and uploaded his first Poser assets a short time later. He started with simple models but as his skills grew his models grew more complex. Now he has more than 200 3D models in his Renderosity store, mostly props and buildings.

“I think that every person wants to express himself in something. I found a hobby for myself, and then I found such a great community, like Renderosity,” Davidian said about why he started creating 3D models. 

Over the years, he has tried different themes: modern, sci-fi, historical, dystopian. But one thing has remained constant, his love of modeling architecture. 

AJ Car Showroom by -AppleJack-
AJ Old Moscow Courtyard by -AppleJack-
AJ Abandoned Place 5 by -AppleJack-
AJ Sacred Tree by -AppleJack-
AJ Winter Scene by -AppleJack
AJ Simple Scene 1 by -AppleJack-

“I can not say that a particular topic is a major, but still I like the most modern buildings in the style of the great architect Zaha Hadid, who unfortunately not so long ago left this world, but left a memory of herself in the form of great architectural structures,” Davidian said. 

Hadid was an Iraqi-born British architect, whose unconventional designs often paired modern lines with gentle curves. Her most recognizable building is the London Olympics Aquatics Center, which was featured in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

“Sometimes I get the impression of good science fiction movies,” Davidian said about Hadid’s designs.

Her influence can be seen in his sci-fi sets and scenes, but Davidian also has a wide selection of sets and scenes from realistic museums and medieval fantasy to apocalyptic scenes and historic landscapes.

Like his Poser assets, Davidian doesn’t limit himself to one music genre. He listed ‘70s rock bands Pink Floyd, Uriah Heep and Deep Purple, as his favorites, along with country music.

He said he enjoys country because “it allows you to understand the real essence of the Americans as a people. In addition, this music is simple-minded, honest and very spiritual.” He especially enjoys the playful melodies and lyrics of Dolly’s work. 

“Even if the text in the song is playful, it is still very close to ordinary people. But there are a lot of deep and personal songs,” he said, citing Parton's "Smoky Mountain Memories" or "Coat Of Many Colors" as his favorites because “they simply take the soul. 

“By the way, in this sense American country music is very similar to our Russian songs,” Davidian said.

Poser offers users the ability to use interactive 3D figure design to create art, illustration, animation, comics, web, print, education, medical, games, story boarding, and more. Using the program, creators can bring their stories, dreams and fantasies to life. From historic to contemporary, sci-fi to fantasy, Poser is the 3D graphics software tool used by professionals and hobbyists alike.

That's why we want to take a closer look at some of the creators who leverage the power of Poser to create. Email us at mwillard@renderosity.com if you would like to participate in the Creator Series.

What can you create? Let us know on Twitter at @poserpro, using #CreateWithPoser

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