3DValley Featured 3D Artist of November 2005 – Adrian Tiba. Adrian is one of the artists who is with us for a long time. If you visit his gallery album you can see the progress he made as a 3D modeler. He frequently update’s his album with new images and it always great to see his latest work. Please read our interview with Adrian 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?
Adrian: I am 30 years old, and live in Oradea, Romania. I graduated the university in computer science so; this is my field of work. But is nothing related to 3D (unfortunately). It is something database related. My daily work is boring but not so stressful, so I have some time for 3D modeling, but just as a hobby, and freelancing sometimes. Beside that I like to practice sports, especially fitness because it’s not fixed to an hour, and I can get there when I have free time.
Christa: When did you first notice you had artistic talent?
Adrian: Two years ago, I saw for the first time what 3D programs are capable of doing, and 3D Studio Max was more familiar to me. So I started to learn and do some and after that the results came. I was more attracted in visual art than programming and databases, so for me is a good relaxing method too.
Christa: Do you have traditional art experience?
Adrian: No, I don’t have any traditional art experience.
Christa: Which software packages do you use for your artwork?
Adrian: I am using 3D Studio Max for my artwork, and some Photoshop for color balancing if needed. But I also have experience with Bryce, and Terragen in making landscapes.
Christa: Can you tell us a bit of the way you work on your art?
Adrian: Usually when I start to work on a model I try to get as many reference images as possible, to cover all angles. After that, I try to come as close as possible to that. My latest experience was in modeling cars, which I started with two months ago, after reading lots of tutorials. My way of modeling a car is, from a box, a sliced-one to be more specific, and adding symmetry, and cutting, moving vertexes to follow the blueprints. After I am satisfied with that, I am starting to add more details, separating roof, hood, windows, and making the details headlight, backlights, interior. Then the wheels, windshield wipers and all that are necessary. After that comes the texturing and lighting.
Christa: What and/or who inspires you?
Adrian: I am inspired by what seems nice to me, and try to reproduce that. I’m also inspired from many great 3D works out there. I have many models in my gallery; some where created just for practice, to see if I can do it, others I have really liked.
Christa: Do you have a favorite piece of your own artwork and if so, why?
Adrian: My favorite piece of artwork is Maxbreeze, that was created after a bottle of aftershave from home, just for fun, but it came out a pretty realistic one in my opinion. Of course, I would not give my latest car for this (Toyota Celica).
Christa: What is your goal as an artist?
Adrian: My goal as an artist is to raise my level of 3D knowledge, and probably get some work related to this. I really enjoy making that, but also know that I must continually study in that because I have much to learn from others.
Christa: Besides 3D Valley, which other CG sites do you visit regularly?
Christa: Do you have any tips for the artists who admire your work?
Adrian: Just have patience and keep trying. Read a lot of tutorials, and keep doing things. Practice makes the master.
Christa: Thanks for the interview Adrian!