For the Middle East Talents Awards 3D Character Still category, an artist from United Arab Emirates named Rishi Raj received this award. The artist’ winning piece is “GI Joe” inspired from GI Joe movie itself. Here is the link for the winning piece: http://metalentsawards.com/en/contest/view/1244.
Read here and find our short interview with Rishi Raj:
1. What is your inspiration to make the winning piece?
“My inspirations are always from the movies. I love watching movies and Television shows. Dwayne Johnson was very challenging to model .I was watching GI JOE retaliation and I was very impressed and compelled to make a model.”
2. Share some experiences during the making of your artwork.
“It was great experience and fun. I wanted to bring most of the likeness in the model only. So I spent most of the time in modeling. I basically started all the base mesh in Maya and then used Zbrush for details. Mari is an amazing tool for texturing. I generally do not like to texture, but Mari is very interactive tool. For rendering, I used V-Ray. It’s another great software for rendering.”
3. What is the best digital art that you have done apart from the winning artwork in META that you want to share to the digital artist community?
“I like my Orc model a lot. It’s a good piece of art. I spent a lot of time to get the exaggerated anatomy as well as the fantasy parts just right. I enjoyed doing the rendering part too.”
4. Please share short message to the young artists who want to pursue their dreams in digital arts.
“I always tell everyone that you need to be passionate enough to survive in this industry. Things will be hard in the beginning but trust me if you work hard, things will fall in place. You just need to have little patience. Sooner or later everyone learns the technical side of this field, but it’s the passion which keeps you going. For any upcoming Character modeler/artist, I would like to suggest focusing more on anatomy rather than the details in the beginning.”
Our team wants to extend our appreciation to the artworks you have shared in Middle East Talents Awards and digital arts community. All the artworks received are indeed an inspiration especially to the aspiring and young artists. Rishi Raj shared creative artworks apart from the winning piece. These are the “Witch”, “He Man” and “Monster Sculpt” which are shown below:
Congratulations to you. Pixelhunters (http://www.pixelhunters.com/) and Middle East Talents Awards (http://metalentsawards.com/) team is happy for your contribution in this art. Our team will look forward to see more of your beautiful artworks.