Meet our AREA October 2020 Artist of the Month, Artur Saljukov! Artur is an Arch Viz artist that creates beautiful visualizations that we wish we could live in. Read on to get to know him and his work a little better!
How did you get started in the 3D industry?
I was drawn to creative things for as long as I can remember. I actually went to an art school when I was younger but didn't really enjoy it so I didn’t do great. During middle school and high school, I found that I enjoyed making video projects and writing short plays. Later in college, I studied graphic design and that's where I first found out about 3ds Max.
I started really dialing into the 3D world a couple of years after that. I guess it took me being really sick of my last job to dive in head first.
What inspires your work?
Inspiration comes to me in many shapes and forms. Usually, I come accross patterns, textures and compositions that I store in the back of my head for when the time is right... hopefully.
What's the best part about your job?
What I love most about my job is that it allows me to be creative. This is especially true when a client gives little or no moodboard. As far as my personal work, I love creating things that did not previously exist. Also, I really enjoy looking for good compositions and playing with light and shadow.
What does your workflow look like?
My workflow is quite simple. It's 99% 3ds Max for modeling, textures, lighting and rendering. Sometimes, I use ZBrush, Marvelous Designer and couple of others if needed. All my post-production is done in Photoshop.
What is the most valuable advice you've held onto in your career?
"If you are going to try, go all the way,"
- Charles Bukowski.
What tips do you have for someone just starting out in Arch Viz?
Prioritize discipline over motivation because hard work always beats lazy talent.
You are never too old to learn something new, if you start now you will never run out of time.
Don't get discouraged by how good your favorite artists are, everyone you look up to started somewhere so if you put in the time and work, you'll be alright.
Don't forget to have fun.
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