Ahmad Soltani: On Challenging Himself Further

by Joshua Diokno   

It may be a cliche, but it still holds water: pushing yourself further is the key to success.

Comfort zones can only do you so much. It can keep you warm in the cold season but will leave you hanging when the heat is on.

So wise are artists like Mr. Ahmad Soltani. He pushes himself further, knowing very well that he can only get better. His works prove just this. Each piece is an awe-inspiring realistic image. These are simply good.

It will be an understatement to say that Mr. Soltani is an artist to watch out for.

We are lucky to have had the chance of interviewing him. Join us in this short interview and be inspired!

Xeno Creatives (XC): Given your experience in the industry, what do you think is your edge as a 3D artist?

Ahmad Soltani (AS): Well, I can say that I have loved video games and have always wanted to know how to make those characters and that’s why I decided to become a game character artist. I love making realistic characters and challenging myself!

XC: Whom do you do you consider your influence(s)?

AS: I can remember learning 3D through Alex Alvarez. His works are amazing. These gave me greater knowledge about the 3D industry. I’ve been following Rafael Grassetti and Glauco Longhi’s artwork since I started studying; those guys are a huge inspiration to me!

XC: So far, what were the challenges that you had encountered working in the 3D industry?

AS: Well I can say that there had always been challenges in all my projects. I really love learning new techniques and software and challenging myself.

XC: What is your most exciting project to date?

AS: Right now I’m working as freelance character artist and enjoying working on my personal artworks. I’m making a group of characters called the Skull Street Gang. I want to render them in UE4 because I’m kind of new to it. I think it might be a good idea to challenge myself further by learning UE4!

XC: Do you have any advice to aspiring artists?

AS: Well I’m not really good at giving advise, but I can say this: to junior artists (I’m a junior too) who want to reach the professional level in the industry, try creating characters the way you like and keep working and working and working. Everything comes with time and experience!

Want to see more of Mr. Ahmad Soltani’s amazing works? Click here!

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