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Gean Carlos Gomes Vieira: 3D character artist interview

Gean Carlos

3D character artist

Brazilian 3D character artist Gean Carlos talks about self-learning and offers insight into his workflow. Check out his portfolio and more…

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Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you, what do you do, and where are you located?

Gean

Hi, my name is Gean Carlos and I live in Brazil. I’m 22 years old and I’m a 3D character artist. I’ve always been in love with art and since I was a kid I wanted to work in this field, even though I couldn't explain exactly what direction I wanted to take. After I graduated from high school, my family wanted me to go to college, but I knew this wasn't what I wanted.

That was when I started studying 3D. I was 17 at the time and my family found it completely strange. However, I had great support from my mother, who allowed me to stay at home studying. Unfortunately, we were unable to invest in some of the more specific courses, but that did not stop me from studying. Now, I’ve been working in the market as a 3D artist for two years. During this time, I had the opportunity to work with big production companies like Vetor Zero, and with a couple artists I’ve always admired: Thales Simonato, and Alexander Snow.

man with ukulele 3d model

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What challenges did the image present? Did you learn something new?

Gean

I have always had many difficulties in character modeling, so this latest project was very challenging for me. The characters are in a position that is very difficult to model, so I knew I would have to study a lot to achieve the result I was expecting. And that’s what I did. I studied a lot. And not only about modeling, because, during this whole studying process, I also learned new things about organization, LookDev, and some other things I wasn’t even expecting to learn about.

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How do you keep your portfolio up-to-date? Any tips?

Gean

To keep my portfolio up-to-date I’m always going after new projects. When I do that I always look for some challenging projects, for things I have never done before or for something that I have a great difficulty with. Looking for challenging projects pushes me to evolve my technique and to study more and more. Besides that, it is important to know my limits and to have the clarity of knowing how much I can learn during a project. Every new project comes with new challenges and unexpected situations, but I like to see these circumstances as a learning experience rather than a real problem.

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Who are your favorite artists, traditional or digital, and can you explain why?

Gean

That’s a hard question to answer, because the list of artists that I admire is endless. Some of the names I can highlight are Michelangelo and Pedro Conti. Michelangelo’s art is wonderful and words fail me every time I talk about his work. I like to observe his art to study art fundamentals. Despite my focus on 3D, to get out of my comfort zone, I’m always drawing and sometimes sculpting and Michelangelo’s works of art is the perfect tool to study.

Pedro Conti, in his turn, is a Brazilian artist and he inspires me a lot. When I first saw his work I was completely amazed and knew that I wanted to be as good as him. He inspires me on my worst days.

Like I said earlier the list of artists I admire is huge and everyone on the list is, somehow, helping me to achieve my goals.

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What can we expect to see from you next?

Gean

My goal is to keep working on some projects and I hope I can bring inspiration to those who see my art. Something I also have been planning to do is to create some tutorials showing people the 3D creating process I am used to doing. Other artist tutorials have helped me a lot to get where I am today and I want to be able to help other people in the same way because I know how important they were to me.

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