Torniamo nel mondo dei character designer e vi presentiamo andrey-r , presente su CGHUB e su CGSOCETY, lui è un poliedrico, vediamo infatti nella sua vasta galleria di opere schizzi, digital paint, 3d model ed altro.
Appassionato come si può ben vedere da ciclopi e mostri che spaziano dagli zombie tradizionali a quelli un po’ più fantasy che vanno tanto di moda oggi, la sua tecnica è molto free non bada infatti molto a differenziare gli schizzi a penna dai dettagliatissimi – quasi iperrealisti modelli 3d, molto retro sono i disegni a china fatti sul notes.
Giovane ma non troppo , dalle foto si direbbe 30 portati male oppure 40 portati benino, vive e lavora in Inghilterra ma è di origini russe , giusto per restare nel tema del..ma quanti russi o in genere balcanici fanno questo lavoro? tantissimi a mio modesto parere.
Ecco un estratto di un intervista
Tell me a little bit about yourself, about your life? Where did you go to school, and what classes did you study? What helped prepare you to become the artist that you are today?
I was born in Apsheronsk, a small town in the south of Russia – a 2-hour drive from the Black Sea. My mother kept me very busy from a very early age. I first went to Art School when I was just 6 years old. Two years later I started going to Music School and at the same time I attended dance classes. This was all extra to my everyday normal school where I studied all the usual school subjects like study Russian language, Maths and so on.
So basically there was a period when I had to run between schools and go dancing afterwards while in fact all I wanted was to play football or “Indians” with my friends. I am however, now, looking back very glad that these opportunities were presented to me.
I to this day remember my first art class. I remember how the teacher put an empty jar in front of me and told me to draw it. I started to draw it and at first I drew it correctly with ellipses and proper perspective. But then for some reason it seemed all crooked and wrong so I erased the ovals and drew a simple rectangular perfectly straight and “beautiful”. The teacher, who was a very nice woman explained my mistake to me and I corrected it. I will never forget my first art class. I graduated from art school when I was 10 years old. Ironically I got ‘A” in all subjects except for pencil work. I never attended any art schools after this. I preferred to learn on my own, so I’m basically a self-taught artist.
I finished school at 16 and applied to the Moscow Forestry Engineering Institute. I studied there for five years. Half way through the course I did my army service for 2 years (luckily I often worked as an artist whilst doing my military service, mainly drawing propaganda posters for the army base). Shortly after Institute, I very unexpectedly got into animation. My first job was as an inbetweener. Later I took a course in animation, however I didn’t become an animator, instead I became a clean-up artist. I remember asking my boss to let me switch into animation, but he told me, “You’re going to be a character designer very soon, why do you need to be an animator?” Two years later after this conversation I became a character-designer.
How do you go about designing a character, and what goes through your mind, from start to end?.…..il resto potete leggerlo qui