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My Bio
Aim for the skies, and think outside of the canvas.

I am a character artist for video games! that works in 2D and 3D. I pretty much just constantly work because i never feel happy with the end products that i make, i constantly want to improve my knowledge and skills.

Im a Technical Death Metal Guitar that loves various kinds of music but mainly metal.

"You Dont get Something you Really want For Nothing"

Current Residence: Farnborough, UK

Favourite genre of music: Metal, piano, orchestral, acoustic, mesermising music :]
Favourite style of art: Digital and 3D.
Operating System: Windows 7 Pro
Wallpaper of choice: Shigenori Soejima's Aegis character
Favourite cartoon character: Miles 'Tails' Prower

Favourite Visual Artist
Jon-Troy Nickel (HazardousArts), Neox, Endling, Tatsuyuki Tanaka, CreatureBox
Favourite TV Shows
Adventure Time
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
The Faceless, Opeth, Wintersun, Radiance.....too many just music.
Favourite Games
Monster Hunter, Mass Effect, World of Warcraft
Favourite Gaming Platform
Dreamcast, Megadrive and N64
Tools of the Trade
Mechanical Pencils 0.5 B, Photoshop CS, 3dsMax, Zbrush
Other Interests
Drawing, Metal, Vikings, Guitar, Composing Music, Japan, Norse Mythology, Most things fantasy
So im going to Tokyo Game Show this year! its going to be so sweet! im so hyped for it! Anyone going fancies hanging out contact me! :) add me up on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/Cryolysis Hope everyone is good ^_^
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Hey guys, figured id update this a bit. I actually got a job recently (within the past month) working for Capcom's mobile dev studio Beeline Interactive in London as a Junior 2D artist. Pretty swish! loving it so far and its my first proper paid gig! Apart from that, ive been working hard learning new shiz, rigging and finally finishing Gunne (should be this weekend) Just making a nice pose base for him :) Definitly will be the best work in my polio, i want to try and get an interactive turnaround done too, or atleast a vid! Also the next character im making will be a Female android called "Thusa" ill put concepts up after ive done Gunn
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So i haven't done one of these in a very long time, But i thought that should probably change. Its taken me the past year to learn enough to vaguely call myself a 3D artist. I feel that every day im getting close and closer, learning from people like Jon-Troy Nickel and Neox etc. Ive decided that deviant art needs to see more of what i do, not only for you guys (if you care) but for myself to mark my own progress. Recently ive been working on a mod called "Timesplitters Rewind." Search it in google, if you see a model of Duckman Drake, then its the one i made.  For some bizarre reason ive been taken on as Lead Character Artist, i don't h
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Happy Date o' Birth!
Hope you had a nice birthday. :handshake:
Hello Dan,

Your artwork is amazing! I want to become a concept artist and wanted some advice? How many programs should I learn to use or would you use some?
Thankyou very much for the comment ^_^ 

Im hardly the best concept artist out there!
I wouldnt say there is a need for an amount of software, you only really need one! I use Adobe Photoshop CS6 for all my concept and drawing work. 

From my experience, i think working for reference is important, real reference as well, not necessarily other artists work, As you wouldnt want to imitate them. Its a good place to start but as long as you dont use it for your main point of reference! 
Sketching alot is a big part of it, studying human and animal anatomy, but also draw to your inspirations as passions as well. In the end thats what will truly shine as your best artwork is something you are very passionate about.  

There are alot of wesbites out there like conceptart.org for its character of the week challenges. and groups of facebook like spitpaint group that i found very useful for learning. 
Youtube, youtube is a big learning space, even if you just searching "concept art tutorials," you will find something that could be helpful. 
www.youtube.com/user/bluefley0… - I have found Marc Brunet to be quite a help when it comes to getting down processes in photoshop.

Its going to be a tough ride, but just dont give up, the main thing is keep drawing with reference over and over, build mood boards to help with creating ideas in your head and challenge yourself, whether thats on your own or during challenges from websites, always try and push yourself, it will be difficult but over time it will benefit you and your skill so much. Eventually you will build up a body of work! 

Just keep going, and never give up :) 
Ahhh, may I ask what you use for your 3D modelling? * ^ *
I use Zbrush and Autodesk 3ds Max ^_^