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e338: The Art of Loïc Zimmermann

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Date Added: 27th October 2013

With under 2 weeks left till our Kickstarter project is funded, we take a look at what the project has to offer, hear from Loïc himself in a hilarious video, and enjoy some of his art!

Loïc e338 Zimmermann is a multi-talented French visual artist living and working in Los Angeles on superhero films such as Thor: The Dark World and Iron Man 3. We first stumbled across his work when his Tattoo Project hit the scenes in 2007. At which time, he was propelled from crafting characters for Heavy Rain at Quantic Dream in France, to working on Hollywood blockbusters in Los Angeles.

Just one of the characters Loïc mastered for Heavy Rain while working at Quantic Dream

"I noticed Loïc's work several years ago - in particular his piece entitled 'The Assassin'. I hadn't seen digital artwork executed with such a dynamic approach, using 3D and 2D applications to bring the piece to a finish," says Andrew Baker, Digital Sculptor/Designer at Weta Workshop. "It's a philosophy I started applying to my own work not getting tied down to either or to create an evocative piece."

The Assassin captured Andrew Baker's imagination and inspired his use of 2D and 3D software to create hybrid concepts

To celebrate the life and work of Loïc e338 Zimmermann, 3dtotal is embarking on an exciting Kickstarter project to collect his epic portfolio into a beautiful book. It will be lovingly packed with insightful articles on his creation processes spanning concept art, 3D, digital sculpting, photography, mixed media and more, featuring over 100 images crafted by the talented hands and mind of Loïc e338 Zimmermann. Andrew Baker is one of the backers of the Kickstarter project and adds: "I'm extremely excited to see a book filled with his work across multiple disciplines and can't wait to flip through my copy!"

e338: The Art of Loic Zimmermann will be a 152-page book, packaged in a beautiful slipcase

We reached our funding goal of £3,338 several days ago, and a new stretch goal of £7,500 is pushing the project further in scope! Now, a pledge of £25 or more will get a backer:

• e338: The Art of Loïc Zimmermann book - 152 pages!
• A signed + numbered certificate in the book
YOUR NAME inside the book!
• A selection of art postcards from the Binaural series (see pic)
• an MP3 interview between Loic and Michael Kutsche
*PLUS! 1 hour of video tuition from Loic himself (*if we hit the £7,500 stretch goal!)

A preview of the different rewards available to backers, for as little as £10. Even a £1 pledge will get you an inspiring MP3 interview with the man himself!

Plus it's free shipping to the UK, EU and USA! Be sure to check out the Kickstarter Page to see all the pledge options. You will find a 48-page photo journal, signed giclee art prints, a 6-inch resin statue, limited edition silkscreen prints, plus art postcards and an exclusive MP3 interview between Loic and the awesome Michael Kutsche. Here is a message from Loïc:

Here is a selection of Loïc's work to give you a taste of what's to come in e338: The Art of Loic Zimmermann. Enjoy!

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Related links
e338: The Art of Loïc Zimmermann on Kickstarter
Loïc Zimmermann portfolio
Follow Loïc on Facebook
Loïc on Saatchi Online
Follow Loïc on Tumblr
To see more by Loïc Zimmermann, check out e338: The Art of Loïc Zimmermann
Prime - The Definitive Digital Art Collection
and Digital Art Masters: Volume 7
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