As we are currently living in the world with progressive technology, 3D are always in demand. It might be also the reason why digital artists increases across the world.
Khaled Alkayed is our META winner in Cars Still. He works as a 3D Artist in Jordan specialized in advertising, 3D Printing and gaming. Top skills of Khaled are the following: Basic Animation, Compositing, Lighting, Rendering, Rigging, Texturing and UV Mapping. In addition, he is also a winner in previous edition of Middle East Talents Awards. Certainly, it shows that his talent are breathtaking and captivating to the audience. Take a look on our interview with Khaled as he talks about his winning piece Rolls Royce:
- What is your inspiration to make the winning piece?
“The idea came to me when I was watching movies like Death Race and Mad Max. This inspired me to start creating a similar concept, so I started with Maybach Exelero then Ferrari Enzo and finished here with the Rolls Royce model.”
- What are the challenges and experiences you faced during the making of your artwork?
“I think the big challenge is bringing it to life. I always try to find any issues in the image or try to change anything that will make the image better. It sounds like a technical challenge but it’s more of a creative and perfectionist dilemma as I have to maintain the same energy and enthusiasm over the course of the process.”
- Of all the digital arts you created, which one are you most proud of apart from your winning piece in META and why?
“Everything that I’ve worked on is a source of pride and has a story behind it that I relate to. Some of the artwork didn’t get official recognition in terms of awards but people loved it and felt the message behind it. I believe that sharing all my work has had a huge impact in terms of learning and progressing; I absorb all the feedback coming from amazing people everywhere and I build on it. What I’m really proud of is this learning process and personal growth.”
- What is your goal?
“From the beginning, my goal was to create a distinguished model that would extend creatively into a realm of unconventional ideas, which led me to spend quite a bit of time thinking and trying to come up with such extreme and enhanced concepts, more than anything that I’ve ever seen.”
- Please share a short message to the young artists who want to pursue their dreams in digital arts.
“Learning and succeeding come with both wins and failures. You might feel down sometimes but hope and determination are the keys to success. At the beginning of any project you create, make sure that the primary goal is to work in a unique way that distinguishes your work from others and defines your identity as an artist, so your main train of thought most of the time is spent on coming up with better and more edgy ideas. If you want to be creative and unique, pick an idea that’s beyond your abilities. You will never learn or push your abilities further unless you leave comfort zone. Maintain an open mindset and stay humble.”
It’s a pleasure from META and Pixelhunters team to witness your digital artworks. We are proud of your talent and still looking forward to see more of your cool and creative designs. We believe that you will get more recognitions and awards as your talent is unique. Congratulations and all the best in your career!