3DTotal:So how long do you normally spend on doing the model, and how much time to you spend on touch-ups? Matthieu:Most of the time I spend one or two days modelling, then I launch the render and spend another one or two hours in Photoshop doing touch-ups. I like to work quickly, which is why my style is not as realistic as I would perhaps like it to be.
3DTotal:So, what is your favourite part of modelling in 3D? Matthieu:My favourite part is when I have a new project to begin; when I put down the ground and my camera for the final point of view. After that, I start to model. Sometimes it can be easy, and sometimes it’s hard - it all depends on the mood and the deadline set by my client. 3DTotal:Which artist do you personally admire, and which have given you the most influence? Matthieu:I’m not fond of the “fan-attitude”. I have some influences but they are not necessarily in the 3D world, except for Pixar of course. This is the best way for me to stay independent and keep my originality, but when you have to work for 3D galleries on the Internet, there are so many styles. I simply keep my eyes open, and I believe that is enough to stay creative.
3DTotal:Away from the computer screen and work, how do you spend your free time? Matthieu:I like working in my old house, in the garden, building, and playing with my children. I should
ride my bicycle or run, but I hate sports. 3DTotal:Well it has been a pleasure talking with you, but I have one more question: if it wasn’t for 3D
what do you think you would be doing now? Matthieu:That’s a difficult question. It’s very hard to answer because I have been lucky; known how to draw from an early age, which was like evidence that I would become an illustrator. I would be very embarrassed if I had to make a choice. To be honest, I just don’t know.