My firsthand experience with pen and paper during my childhood blossomed into a true love towards creating and drawing new and imaginary worlds. Creating scenes and characters which can only be shaped by an imaginative eye of a child. Through my upbringing and schooling, people around me noticed an interesting development. I was spending my free time exploring my creativity on a piece of paper, unlike my peers who preferred playing board games.
My affinity towards art was noticed by my teachers and professors, fueling my wish to improve and acquire knowledge by each passing day. Growing up made me realize that the Academy of Fine Arts was the place where I truly belong and where I can develop as an artist and a professional. Wishes soon molded into reality and I became a student of Graphic Design. The university course I have attended gave me numerous skills that allowed me to become more precise and technically adept. Still, that was not enough for my growing ambitions. In my free time I was studying digital painting, a technique still widely unexplored by my peers at the time. There was no literature or guidance in a traditional way.
The only educational material available to me were internet tutorials created by eminent, top-level artists from the Concept Art scene. Those artists represented an inexhaustible source of inspiration, among them are: Marat Ars, Ruan Jia, Daniel Chavez, Anthony Jones and Goran Bukvic. I am forever grateful to Goran Bukvic for supporting me as a colleague and as a friend on our War Thunder project. Following their work and their commentary on it was the tipping point of my career. Soon I took upon a personal challenge, to better myself by each passing day in digital arts. I learned one program, then another one, and another one, and I’m still learning to this day. So far I have complete knowledge of working in:
- Adobe Photoshop
- 3D Coat
- Daz Studio
After my independent promotion through social media and art based websites, I started getting job offers from numerous clients around the globe. Such clients are: WarThunder, Aquanox, Whale Shark, Bushiroad and many others.The main reason for attracting such high profile clients are my specializations within the digital art industry, as well as top-tier quality of my work. My bread and butter consists of:
- Concept Art
- Character Design
- Game Art
- Weapon Design
I consider all of the above mentioned fields my personal expertise. I have tirelessly worked to perfect the craft, and hopefully you will be inspired to follow me into the glorious world of digital art.