Media Arts & Animation , 2017
The Illinois Institute of Art — Schaumburg
Artists should never be afraid to ask for feedback or criticism, as it’ll only help them grow. Dominique Burl Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Arts & Animation, 2017 , The Illinois Institute of Art — Schaumburg
What was the inspiration for your work?
The best place to find inspiration for any work of art is life itself. It’s impossible to create anything believable without references or a complete understanding of the subject. For example, when creating the dojo, I had to study images of real life dojos as I’ve never been to one myself. I extensively studied the layouts, as well as the items typically found within them. When working on creatures or characters, I research the anatomy of what I’m making. To sculpt the dragon character I studied many different types of lizards to really nail the shape and texture of the character. I also often ask for the feedback of my fellow alumni, as they usually have great suggestions on what to add or they’ll see something wrong in the piece that I didn’t think about. Artists should never be afraid to ask for feedback or criticism, as it’ll only help them grow.
What we are seeing in your work?
I use a big variety of software, but my main favorites are Zbrush, Maya and Substance Painter. For anything organic I always start in Zbrush. It allows me to work on my models while solely focusing on design without having to worry about the topology. After I have my sculpt ready I take it into Maya or 3D coat for retopology depending on the project. With the model retopologized I can then take it to Substance Painter for texturing.
How can people find out more about you and your work?