3DTotal: Hi Tomáš, well where to start?! I really love your work - colours, compositions, concepts - they all seem to tick the right boxes. Can you tell us a little about your training and the path so far that has led you to where you are now? Tomáš: I have been interested in art ever since I was young. Since graduating from Art School, I have been working in the graphic design business. I was first interested in graphic design, then in 3D work, and now my interest lies in 2D and concept art. The biggest benefit to my career has to be what I learned in Art School. My never-ending enthusiasm to work on my own and to improve my art skills are also some of my greatest benefits.
3DTotal: There is obviously a lot of 2D work in the concept section of your portfolio, but with such strong and accurate perspectives appearing in many pictures, are there some 3D techniques going on too? Can you tell us a little about your technique with regards to this and what software you use for the various stages? Tomáš: I like to combine 2D and 3D techniques with potentially all digital media. I use 3D as a guideline for perspective views, which is a very practical way and saves me a lot of time with basic 3D shapes, “sketches“ and composition.
3DTotal: Your compositions are very strong and often we see your back-lighting technique giving foreground silhouettes. Can you tell us a little more about this style? Tomáš: Yes, I like to use this style to get something clean with a silhouette at the front of my scene. Firstly, it’s a kind of graphics artifact and also it makes the person who is looking at the artwork feel that he is a part of it. I’m trying to keep aware of flatness and the feeling of absence in my artwork.
3DTotal: What projects are you working on now? Are you employed or working as a freelancer? Tomáš: I’m working as a freelancer. I have established some close connections with a few creative teams and graphics studios and I’m currently working for my own clients, and am even participating in a PC game projects.
3DTotal: Any ambitions for the future, in terms of both work and play? Tomáš:To work on myself, improving my skills and ideas, is my main goal for future. I feel that freelancing offers me the best environment to achieve these goals. I’m most interested in game and future film projects at the moment. In my personal life, it is my girlfriend who is my source of my living and my working inspiration.