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Giovani Kososki: 3D modeler interview

Giovani Kososki

Art Director

“You need to find a rhythm that you feel comfortable to work with, and when you find it, keeping your portfolio up-to-date turns into a less complex process. It’s an exercise of patience and dedication!” Senior 3D modeler and art director Giovani Kososki shares his story and experience so far…

Giovani's ArtStation

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

Giovani

My name is Giovani Kososki. Today I’m a freelance art director and senior 3D modeler based in Brazil. I’ve always had an artistic vein and since I was a kid, I’ve loved so much to express myself in drawing. I started my career 10 years ago as a freelance comic book colorist for companies like Marvel Comics and DC Comics. After that I focused on advertisement because Brazil has a huge market for that, and is the right place to make a life here as an artist.

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What was the workflow behind your latest gallery image? Where did the idea come from?

Giovani

I feel like I’m always thinking about how to solve some problem or trying to answer a philosophical question that pops in my mind. So I decided to put some of that thought into a series of self portraits that could show what’s inside an artist mind. I used this work to ask some questions to the public as well, and the result was amazing! A lot of positive feedback!

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

Giovani

Oh yes, we are always learn new things with every project. What I learned the most was to take a look inside without questioning myself and without fear of what other people are going to think. For me the greatest challenge for this project was to create something simple and with heart, without going crazy with textures, shaders, or freaking out with UVs and topology. As a 3D artist for many years you will notice nothing is so simple in terms of workflow.

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

Giovani

I’m always working on my personal stuff. You need to find a rhythm that you feel comfortable to work with, and when you find it, keeping your portfolio up-to-date turns into a less complex process. It’s an exercise of patience and dedication! You don't want to force yourself otherwise you’re going to hate what you’re doing. A good tip is to work on different projects with different stages of production because sometimes you can practice your modeling skills or texturing, or even practice your skills on topology.

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What are your artistic ambitions?

Giovani

To be a better artist: it’s my number one goal for sure. Learn new techniques, approaches and reinforce even more what I have already learned over the years. I would like to participate in more cool projects with amazing people like I am doing today,– people you can count on and who inspire me to be a better artist.

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What can we expect to see from you next?

Giovani

I’m practicing my modeling for collectibles. This is an area of huge interest for me since I already know the workflow for a high-poly character. You’ll probably see a lot of work with a statue style, even cartoon or realistic. I’m planning more series of works too. There are a lot of ideas to explore!

severus snape
wolf on tree with tombstone
blonde man with glasses animated
man with rubix cube
man with gaming controller
man with netflix symbol
man with flashy lightbulb on head

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