go back

Sina Pahlevani: 3D Generalist interview

By 3dtotal staff

Web: http://www.artstation.com/artist/sinapahlevani (will open in new window)

(2629 Views) | 1 Comments
| Comments 1
Date Added: 5th May 2016

3D Generalist Sina Pahlevani resurrected Darth Sidious for his latest gallery entry. He discusses his workflow and inspirations...



3dtotal: Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you, what do you do, and where are you located?
Sina Pahlevani: I'm Sina Pahlevani and I was born in 1986 in Iran. I started art with drawing and oil painting when I was 15 years old. Years later I got my BA degree in graphic design and had different jobs in 3D architecture, animation and TV advertising. After a while I found my main interest in the gaming industry and decided to pursue it. I completed a number of projects in Tehran, Iran, and I am still following my interest in Tehran.


3dt: Where did you find the inspiration for your latest gallery entry? What's the story behind its creation?
SP: Generally speaking I think the emperor is a lovable character for most Star Wars fans. It was sad to have it die forever. So i decided to have him disappear instead, and he comes back in a different style with even more anger and will to revenge and cause total annihilation. So I brought him back in his mechanical throne with his unholy glory.


3dt: What software and plug-ins did you use to create this image? Did you face any difficulties, and how did you overcome them?
SP: I used ZBrush, KeyShot and Photoshop. I encountered almost no difficulty with the job. Actually the hardest part of every project is time management and prioritization.



3dt: Do you normally use this software in your workflow? What other software and plug-ins do you favor?
SP: Yes, I do. By the way; I use 3ds Max, V-Ray, MARI, Quixel Suite and 3D-Coat almost professionally. I like working with Substance Designer/Painter, and Topogun as well.


3dt: What are your artistic ambitions?
SP: I like sculpting with recycled material and wish to become an expert in it one day.

3dt: Who are your favorite artists, traditional or digital, and can you explain why?
SP: Among the traditional artists: Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Michelangelo, Bernini, Kamal-ol-molk, Abolhassan Sadighi. And it's very difficult for me to select names among the large number of my favorite current artists.


3dt: What can we expect to see from you next?
SP: Currently I'm working on a realistic character and hope to compete in a new challenge.


Related links
Head over to Sina's ArtStation
Darth Sidious Returns in the 3dtotal gallery
Grab a copy of ZBrush Characters & Creatures
Related Items


Interview with Ubisoft art director, Christopher Dormoy

Ubisoft art director, Christopher Dormoy, talks about his career so far and the inspirations behind his Assassin's Creed Unity artwork......

Go to galleries 1
Comments 0 Views 6286


Andrew Bosley: Senior Concept Artist and Illustrator interview

Experienced freelance concept artist and illustrator Andrew Bosley shares work from his portfolio, and the challenges faced balancing client and personal art…...

Go to galleries 1
Comments 0 Views 1770


Lukáš Hajka interview

Lukáš Hajka is a 26-year old freelancer in Slovakia that's breaking through the uncanny valley to produce incredible hyper-realistic character studies with Ma...

Go to galleries 1
Comments 1 Views 12539


Luiz Alves: Character artist interview

3D character artist Luiz Alves shares his portfolio, and the workflow behind his latest gallery entry 'Dino', using ZBrush, 3ds Max and Photoshop......

Go to galleries 1
Comments 0 Views 7121
Readers Comments (Newest on Top)
Ardeshiri on Fri, 06 May 2016 6:23pm
thanks to 3dtotal and sina pahlavani
moafagh bashi sina jan,omidvaram to companyhaye bozorge donya kar koni
Add Your Comment