Freelance character designer Yinxuan Li Dezarmenien's Summer image enjoyed a lot of social media love – check out her process and more from her portfolio...
3dtotal: Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you, what do you do, and where are you located?
Yinxuan Li Dezarmenien:
Hi, my name is Yinxuan. I work as a 3D freelancer, and I was born and raised in China; I married to my husband in France, and started to work as a freelancer in 2009, and this year we moved to Montreal, Canada.
Life in pink_Picnic Day - Awarded CGtalk Choice Award, displayed in the 3D World magazine, issue 155
Enjoying summer Break - Awarded CGhub Gold Award, 3DTotal Excellence Award, CGtalk Choice Award, displayed in the 3D Creative's gallery issue 81, Tutorial on 3DTotal, published in Prime: The Definitive Digital Art Collection
3dt: Where did you find the inspiration for your latest gallery entry? What's the story behind its creation?
The inspiration for Summer is actually a Japanese actress named Yui Aragaki. She is my favorite Japanese actress; she is very cute. When I created the character named Summer, I didn't take the appearance of Yui Aragaki, but I wished I could give my character the same smile like her, a sunny girl for summer. This character was actually created for my Line stickers, like emoji, but only for Line user. So I created 40 different stickers (you can find them here
) and I chose these 9 to make the image.
Daenerys - Public choice for Serge Birault Facebook contest, awarded CGHub Gold Award, 3DTotal Excellence Award
Les Twins - Slide show for release of MODO 701, awarded 3DTotal Excellence Award
3dt: What software and plug-ins did you use to create this image? Did you face any difficulties, and how did you overcome them?
I used MODO
, a little bit of Maya
. There was nothing difficult or technical, my goal was to make 40 images not animation, so I just used very simple rig and blendshapes. I did a lot of work to make the shape looks nice. Maybe the most difficult thing was to decide which pose and expression I should use to present 40 different emotions; cute, fun and useful for chat. I took the time to research on the Internet, collect photos, watch drama and film, and trying poses in the mirror.
Celine - Awarded 3dtotal Excellence Award
Donna - Awarded 3dtotal Excellence Award
3dt: Do you normally use this software in your workflow? What other software and plug-ins do you favor?
Yes, almost all my work is made in MODO; it's very easy to use, I haven't tried other software yet.
3dt: What are your artistic ambitions?
Actually I don't know what my artistic ambitions are, I just want to create the images for fun; it's great if someone likes my works, and I'm happy and satisfied that I can live by my hobby.
3dt: What can we expect to see from you next?
I really want to make a fanart of Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn when I will have time, and I'm continuing working on the Line Stickers; there will be 2 new Taiwaneses girl and I'm planning to create a boy.
Summer - Awarded the 3DTotal Gallery Award and CGCHOICE Award of CGsociety
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