go back

Concept art for the entertainment industry

By 3dtotal staff

(3791 Views) | 0 Comments
| Comments 0
Date Added: 3rd March 2015

Kazuhiro Oya talks about how he ended up as a concept artist in the entertainment industry and what inspires him.



Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you, what do you do, and where are you located?
My name is Kazuhiro Oya and I create concept art for movies and games in Tokyo, Japan.

Tell us the story behind your artwork: What brought you into the digital art world and what software
do you use?
I've enjoyed drawing pictures from a young age. When I was 18 I decided I would like to learn about oil paintings, so I went on to go to Art College. There is where I became interested in the entertainment industry. I thought it was a great field of concept art, and wanted to learn more about CG.

I'm studying to create production work, whilst creating personal work. I think I want to continue to study in the future. I have primarily been using Photoshop CS5.


How did you learn to paint digitally?
I was also studying 3DCG and I picked up a lot about digital painting while I was working. I watched many video tutorials, and I learned by trial and error. I think I want to learn a lot still.

How do you keep your portfolio up-to-date? Any tips?
I'm focused on the production of personal work. It is possible to easily see the great work of various artists on the Internet now, so I have got the motivation and inspiration from various artists.

I have to cherish the time rather than just listen to music and read a lot of books, I draw a picture.


Who are your favorite artists, traditional or digital, and can you explain why?
I like oil paintings, but I also like Ukiyo-e just as much. There is a cultural, artistic and interesting variety in Japan. I think the Japanese would like to cherish the Japanese culture.

What software would you like to learn in the future to expand your portfolio and skill set, and why?
I want to study 3D in order to create better work. I also want to study black-and-white drawing and oil painting.


How do you like to unwind after a hard day's (or night's) work?
I watch a movie or have a sauna to relax after hard work.


Related links:

Check out Kazihuro's website
Take a look at our Photoshop books
Try our Photoshop eBooks
Related Items


Yanal Sosak: character artist interview

French character artist Yanal Sosak predominantly uses Blender for his works – check out his awesome characters and workflow......

Go to galleries 1
Comments 0 Views 3148


Kimmo Kaunela - Zero gravity

Kimmo Kaunela's Gravity-inspired image, Zero Gravity, sits proudly at 5 stars in our gallery. Here, Kimmo talks about his drive to become a better 3D artist....

Go to galleries 1
Comments 1 Views 6115


Environmental modeling

Meet self-taught 3D artist Danilo Lombardo. Discover his journey from traditional art student to an up and coming environmental modeler...

Go to galleries 1
Comments 0 Views 5488


Interview with Fast & Furious 6 matte painter, Nathalie Mathé

Fast & Furious 6 and Thor digital matte painter, Nathalie Mathé, began her career at NASA before switching to digital art, and now works on big-budget effects ...

Go to galleries 1
Comments 0 Views 6916
Readers Comments (Newest on Top)
no comments!
No comments yet. Be the first to comment!
Add Your Comment