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My Bio
Hopefully soon to be games artist and lover of all types of art.

Current Residence: UK
Favourite genre of music: different types.
Favourite style of art: Used to be anime. But i like all types now.
Operating System: Xp
Personal Quote: I'd rather die doing something that i love than live doing something that i don't

Favourite Visual Artist
So many it would be unfair to name one
Favourite Movies
dunno, theres a few
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
same as above
Favourite Books
The Dark Orcs series by David Dalglish
Favourite Games
God of War Series, Mass Effect Series, Uncharted series and the Last of Us
Favourite Gaming Platform
Ps3
Tools of the Trade
3ds max, Zbrush,photoshop cs3, Deep Paint, pencil and wacom bamboo tablet
Other Interests
Games design, Drawin g and painting, Playing video games,writing

The Games Industry so far (My Experience)

The Games Industry so far (My Experience)

So i've worked in the games industry for about a year. I won't say what company because tbh my experience within it hasn't been the best. First of all I was working in Quality Assurance so my viewpoint of it might be slightly jaded. Getting to talk to or even getting any feedback from lead artists or anyone in the art team was a joke. I understand that during production time it's busy, but sending an email takes a lot less time than you think. The pay structure is ridiculous within Quality Assurance and considering when it's crunch time all the extra work that you have to do, thankless as well. I have no idea if every company is the same but

My personal 7 Character Creation Do's

My personal 7 Character Creation Do's

Alright so, this is something that i wrote up about a few months ago. It's like my own personal seven things i want to do, be and achieve as an artist going forward. It's what i want my models to have. (1) Technique - Anatomy, structure, shape and complexity) (2) Style - is it Cartoony or realistic in style (3) Quality - Model and textures should look clear and crisp (4) Skill - Should show a certain level of competence and confidence in it's design (5) Cool Factor - How cool is the design (to me anyway) (6) Every new piece or model should should push me to challenge myself and grow as an artist (7) Big picture Goal - To create charac

Originality

Originality

I haven't written a journal in a while. Mostly because I didn't really have anything to say. Lately though I've been thinking about originality, especially in regards to characters and shit. I still have a lot to learn, I know, but it seems to me that a lot of artists do the same type of characters as each other. I don't know whether it's subconscious or because they think someone elses rendition of a certain type of character looks good so they want to do the same type. I just think it's strange how a lot of what I see tends to fit into a nice niche or box. Obviously not everyones the same and I'm not saying I'm the most original either. But

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DraconianRainHobbyist Digital Artist
I just realised I've seen your work before. You've been an inspiration to me with your 3D works <3
Thanks a lot. Trust me though I still have loads to learn.
DraconianRainHobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome <3 I understand what you mean. Best of luck on your endeavours!
AzraeleProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the fav!
GraphicDreamHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the fave on "Platinum and black" :)
AzraeleProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the favorite dude, appreciate your support :)!