3DValley Featured 3D Artist of February 2006 – Robert Harris or better known as Darklimit. Robert is the only artist in our gallery who works with HASH Animation Master. I love his work because of his unique style. Please read our interview below to get to know him and his work a bit better.
Christa: Can you tell us a bit about yourself: Who are you and what do you do in your daily life?
Christa: When did you first notice you had artistic talent?
Robert: At 12 years old I enrolled into my first art class where we had to create abstract scenes with tooth picks and garbage bags etc, I fell in-love with art and started drawing and painting. I pursued art ever since….
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Christa: Do you have traditional art experience?
Robert: Very little; over the years I took several fine arts and life drawing classes…. I can draw what I have in my head but professionally no.
Christa: Which software packages do you use for your artwork?
Robert: Hash Animation Master and the Gimp; I’m also learning Blender.
Christa: Can you tell us a bit of the way you work on your art?
Robert: I work very structured. I think up and re-search ideas that I need and I put them on paper, even if it takes me days I carefully draw and setup up my scenes on paper before touching the mouse! I first place the lights, camera angles and other key elements. I then model everything; texture them, prepare the layout of the scene in 3D and tweak as needed.
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Christa: What and/or who inspires you?
Robert: I am inspired by allot of things example: many of my scenes are composed based on dreams (nightmares); encounters I have had and emotions. They represent how I feel or what am thinking or a place I would like to be or not be… or how a song inspires me.
Christa: Do you have a favorite piece of your own artwork and if so, why?
Robert: I would have to say “Still Life- Prisoner of Evil” – it represents a huge turning point in my life. I spend months working on this scene trying to convey the exact mood and feelings… I’m very happy with it.
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Christa: What is your goal as an artist?
Robert: At the moment am a hobbyist but I would like to do work for video games in the future.
Christa: Besides 3D Valley, which other CG sites do you visit regularly?
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Christa: Do you have any tips for the artists who admire your work?
Robert: Be dedicated and focus, work hard at ur craft; hard work will always pay of. Focus on building ur own style don’t copy what people are doing or follow the norm. Get solid advice from ur online community. No matter what people say NEVER NEVER!! give up.
Special thanks to Christa and Johan.
Christa: Thanks for the interview Robert!