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Alexandre Raad: 3D illustrator interview


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Date Added: 23rd August 2016
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Brazilian 3D illustrator Alexandre Raad impresses with his range of cool and interesting ZBrush and MODO creations, from Chewie to cartoon alligators – check out his interview...


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3dtotal: Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you, what do you do, and where are you located?
Alexandre Raad: My name is Alexandre Raad and I'm a designer and 3D illustrator from Belo Horizonte, Brazil. I love working with 3D, especially with characters.

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Spaghetti Monster

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Mad Duck

3dt: Where did you find the inspiration for your latest gallery entry? What's the story behind its creation?
AR: I'm a big fan of Star Wars. Chewie Cartoon fan art was from a drawing I did in my sketchbook that became the inspiration to sculpt the character. I wanted to make a new interpretation of the character using ZBrush and MODO. I did a few variations in design until I found a new concept.

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Alien Vintage

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Small Fish

3dt: What software and plug-ins did you use to create this image? Did you face any difficulties, and how did you overcome them?
AR: I used MODO and ZBrush. The modeling process in ZBrush was very efficient. It was a great challenge to do the retopology and create the UV maps. I worked with UDIN within MODO to guarantee the best quality and resolution of displacement maps. I also used the native rendering of MODO. Typically, these are my usual software choices, along with Photoshop. A typical technique I use is 'box modeling', and I am currently studying the possibilities available with dynamesh.

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Frog

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Penguin

3dt: What are your artistic ambitions? And what software would you like to learn in the future to expand your portfolio and skillset, and why?
AR: My ambitions is to study and learn new techniques. This will expand the possibilities for each new job. In the future, I would like to learn how to use Clarisse FX – I see great potential there.

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Alligator Cartoon

3dt: How do you keep your portfolio up-to-date? Any tips?
AR: I'm always working on personal projects. I publish the work on my site. I have a blog and I post on Instagram and also on Facebook. This helps to explore new techniques and keep my portfolio updated.

3dt: Who are your favorite artists, traditional or digital, and can you explain why?
AR: In traditional art there are two fantastic artists that I love; Greg Capullo and Simon Bisley. The digital sculptors who most influenced me are the Frederik Storm, Antropus and Neville Page. They are all brilliant!

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Chewie Cartoon fan art

Related links

Check out Alexandre Raad's website
Enjoy some of Alexandre's work in our gallery
Grab a copy of ZBrush Characters & Creatures

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Readers Comments (Newest on Top)
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Valu Vasconcelos on Wed, 24 August 2016 1:20am
Fantastic Raad,
I really love your style.
Keep on posting new stuff.
Best,
Valu Vasconcelos
www.valu.com.br
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