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Artist Journey: 3D character artist Seungnam Yang

Seungnam Yang

3D Character Artist

3D character artist Seungnam Yang shares older work and new in our latest Artist Journey profile. Discover more…

Seungnam's ArtStation

3dtotal

Thank you for sharing your journey so far with our readers. Let’s begin: please introduce yourself and let us know how long ago your journey started? What drew you to art? Any early influences?

Seungnam

Hello, I’m Seungnam Yang a realistic 3D character designer based in South Korea. I have been studying 3D for 7 years and I started realistic character modeling 4 years ago. Although I’ve majored in graphic design, I became interested in 3D character art because I wanted to find work that was fun and pursue my dream.

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3dtotal

Do you still have any early artwork? We’d love to see your early work, be they digital or traditional. How do you feel about these works now?

Seungnam

This is my first character work. I made DJ Daftpunk when I didn't know about 3D work at the time. I think everything was still lacking in wire arranging and texturing. Furthermore, I didn't know how to unfold the UV map either.

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What training or learning did you do in those beginning stages? Could you see your progression?

Seungnam

In the beginning, I just watched a lot of tutorials. However, at the time, I wouldn’t even know what I had to study. So, I asked my mentor for help, and then, I was able to learn a whole workflow of 3D.

3dtotal

Were you always happy with what you produced, or was there a turning point where you thought; “This is it, I’ve made it!”?

Seungnam

It hasn't been long since I was satisfied with my work. The first satisfactory work was ‘Gilgamesh’ an Eternals fan art. I made this when I saw Kris Costa's tutorial for the first time. I even printed it out as a frame for a memorial.

3dtotal

Which piece are you most proud of, and why?

Seungnam

My favorite artwork is the character of ‘One punch man’. That’s because this is my first artwork where I mixed my face with the character. This made it fun and I feel I improved a lot.

3dtotal

What are you still working on improving (if anything) - or have you reached a point of high consistency? Do you have any tips for keeping it fresh?

Seungnam

There is no end to 3D. I can’t stop making new things because there are plenty of great artworks around the world which stimulate my inspiration. I’m always hungry for creating the new things. Now I’m studying Marmoset and Unreal Engine.

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3dtotal

What advice would you give to any of our readers who are just beginning their journey now?

Seungnam

Do not stop studying and keep making your artwork. And lead a regular life.

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What can we expect to see from you next?

Seungnam

Now, I’m planning to collaborate with a motion graphic designer by utilizing Marmoset or Unreal Engine. Of course, it will be a realistic character as well. Furthermore, I’m making a Jenos character of ‘One punch man’ at the same time, so, please look forward to it.

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