Featured 3D Artist of July 2008 – Anatoliy Meymuhin

3D Valley Featured 3D Artist of July 2008 – Anatoliy Meymuhin. Anatoliy is an artist from South Russia. He works as a freelance artist with a wide spectrum of experience and works; 3D modeling, texturing high and lowpoly, 2D graphics like vector drawings, design, painting and matte paintings. His style varies from a “paint” look in some of my works, to photo realistic in others. Please read our interview with Anatoliy below to get to know him and his work a bit better.

Gallery album of Anatoliy Meymuhin

Q1.
Christa:
Can you tell us a bit about yourself: Who are you and what do you do in your daily life?

Anatoliy: Hi, I’m Anatoliy Meymuhin, 37 years old. I was born and living all my life in Rostov-on-Don, a city in the South of Russia. I’m a freelancer with a wide spectrum of working – 3D modeling and texturing high and low, 2D graphics like vector drawings, design, painting and matte paintings.

Q2.
Christa:
Which software packages do you use for your artwork?

Anatoliy: Depends on the kind of work I will be making. I’m using 3DS Max, Photoshop, Zbrush, DeepPaint3d, Corel Painter, Illustrator

Q3.
Christa:
Do you have traditional art experience?

Anatoliy: No, but I’m using Corel Painter and Adobe Photoshop for drawing and painting.

Sad day Bathing in the night

Q4.
Christa:
Where did you go to school and how did they prepare you for your career?

Anatoliy: I went to school in Rostov-on-Don. After school I started working at an Advertising and Press agency as a designer. I made advertising modules, and covers for magazines. At that time (beginning of ‘90) there wasn’t any fast Internet and good clipart, so many things I made with my hands – That’s how I started with 3D modeling.

Q5.
Christa:
Can you tell us a bit of the way you work on your art?

Anatoliy: Actually nothing really special, only one thing – I like splines at first steady (one isn’t good – when too much computer works very slowly, so I need too convert the 3D model to mesh and after that work on the details).

Q6.
Christa:
How much time do you spent on modeling on how much on touch-up in Photoshop?

Anatoliy: Depends on the 3D model – when it’s low poly – I need more time for the textures, for hipoly – modeling and texturing about 50/50.

Calm

Q7.
Christa:
Do you have a favorite piece of your own artwork and if so why?


Anatoliy:
Not yet.

Q8.
Christa:
Which areas of your work do you enjoy the most?

Anatoliy: The modeling part.

Q9.
Christa:
How would you describe your own style?

Anatoliy: “Paint” look in some of my works, photorealistic in others.

Icarus

Q10.
Christa:
Who or what would you describe as having the most influences on your work/ style?

Anatoliy: At first study that were modern Fantasy painters like Vallejo, after old masters like Caravaggio.

Q11.
Christa:
How many years are you working in the industry?

Anatoliy: From the end of ’90, last Millennium :)

Q12.
Christa:
You are currently working freelance. What do you think are the advantages and disadvantages of this kind of work?

Anatoliy: Yes, :) Advantage – no boss, no loosing time at roads, free will at choosing works. Disadvantage – need finding good clients.

Q13.
Christa:
Can you tell us a bit about the current CG art scene/ industry in Russia?

Anatoliy: No, I prefer to work with foreign clients.

Q14.
Christa:
Do you have tips for beginning 3D artists?

Anatoliy: Yes; don’t forget to study 2D arts – very often 3D art looks too much “computer looking”, no emotions, and no soul.

2 birds Aphrodite

Q15.
Christa:
Can you tell us where you are currently working on?

Anatoliy:
I’m concentrating at the training in 2D painting and now working at it.

Q16.
Christa:
If you would not be working in 3D, what do you think you would be doing today?

Anatoliy: painting, movies, computer games, stock trading :)

Q17.
Christa:
Besides 3Dvalley.com, which other graphic sites do you visit regularly?

Anatoliy: 3Dcenter.ru, and CGsociety.org.

Q18.
Christa:
Is their something you can’t work without?

Anatoliy: I think without tablet, but I’m using not Wacom, but Aiptec.

Tales house

Q19.
Christa:
What do you do when you are not working or creating something?

Anatoliy: Music, Moves, Computer games.

Christa:
Thanks for your time and the interview Anatoliy!

Gallery album of Anatoliy Meymuhin
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