Thank you! That was a job where I wanted to go deeper into the low poly study. I decided to do it with more focus and more time, working more effectively with texture and using real-time rendering. It was a large study, which gave me a great perspective on this type of character, and let me see how to improve on my next project, whether professional or personal.
I love The Walking Dead series and have always liked Daryl (played by Norman Reedus), even before he became one of the main characters. He is a balance of strength and weakness – an emotional badass kind of guy. I was very happy when I heard that Norman Reedus himself and Glen Mazzara (the producer) tweeted about my model!
Wow, that is cool! Has this inspired you to tackle some more famous actors or characters?
Actually, doing likeness models is a good way of training yourself in proportion and anatomy. So I'm always doing famous people. They're always cool to study.
It looks like you are particularly drawn to creating 3D characters. What is it that appeals to you about modeling characters and does this mean that you spend a lot of time studying anatomy to ensure your characters are physically accurate?
Yeah! I really like to do characters and I do spend a lot of time on anatomy studies, but I have been trying to find a point of balance. I want to be doing well in other aspects too, like techniques and feeling. There is still much to learn, and there always there will be.
Do you find that it is particularly difficult for a talented CG artist like yourself to find career opportunities in Brazil?
It depends. For advertising there are a lot of opportunities, but for games and films it's still somewhat limited.
What do you like to do in your free time and do you find that this influences the type of art you create?
I like doing my personal projects, playing video games and seeing my friends. Not, of course, when I'm stuck at work! Certainly, I think everything you do in one way or another influences your art, whether it's playing video games, watching movies, reading books, chatting with friends, watching what happens around you, people's attitudes etc. I have learned that is not always good to get overloaded at work, as it can make you insecure and nervous. Sometimes it's better to take a little break, do something different and return with a fresh perspective on the project.
Thanks for sharing your excellent work with us and for telling us a little about yourself. We look forward to seeing your next character!