Fri, 22 June 2012
Welcome to the 3D Art Direct Podcast Session 3
I’d like to introduce Rob Caswell, a DAZ 3D Studio artist who grew up during the space race and spent his time watching the Apollo moonshots as well as bat girl on TV, and then managed to avoid these distractions just enough to gain a degree in astronomy.
He has a popular space on DeviantArt, with the moniker as “Arcas-Art”, that includes a well written blog and gallery of renders created with DAZ 3D Studio and post processing with Photoshop.
Rob has a good grounding in multiple visual art zones, including science fiction & fantasy illustration for paper and pen RPGs, computer game art and comic book lettering.
Rob has a good selection of general Science Fiction and Star Trek Art in his portfolio, including mock up book covers. There's also some art based on a running theme of "Spy Girls".
He’s currently living in Western Massachusetts, operating a digital print business.
In the interview we cover:-
- All about Star Trek mock-up Book Covers
- The Spy Girls series with Rob's character “Cassie Blaine”.
- A drawback of 3D Digital Art is that it is easy to have a lack of focus. You can “doodle” for a long time.
- Likening 3D digital art to “virtual photography”, taking elements that already exist and use these in a unique way from the artist’s own skills and imagination
- Figure work, the more you tweak, the better your chances of imbuing a sense of life and personality.
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