Kurtis Dawe: Few Words. Amazing Art.


by Joshua Diokno   

Mr. Kurtis Dawe need not speak much. He lets his works do the talking. One look at his pieces online and it is easy to see his talent and discipline.

Twenty eight years of age, Mr. Dawes is a bearer of a diploma at the Art Institute of Vancouver and has been in the industry for a good 8 years. And indeed, he had given the the digital arts industry justice.

Let’s get to know Mr. Dawes through this short but informative feature and see his tantalizing art pieces.

Xeno Creatives (XC): What got you started with the 3D industry? Is this something that you see yourself doing for the rest of your life?

Kurtis Dawe (KD): I’ve always loved drawing and focused on that my entire life. After art school I got a character modeling job at Luximation Studios.

Yes I will do this for the rest of my life.

XC: What were the things that you had to go through to become a 3D artist? What is it like being thrown into the culture?

KD: I have to do a lot of work at home and keep up with the curve. It’s easy to fall behind.

XC: What or who influenced you the most?

KD: My mother, my highschool art teacher, several teachers at the Art Institute.

XC: What’s your workflow like? Could you describe your day in production?

KD: I like to do most of my modeling in ZBrush when doing organic characters. I’ll get a topped mesh as soon as possible to help me with clean modelling.

XC: What are the common challenges that a 3D artist like you encounter day-in, day-out in a project?

KD: Learning new programs and knowing all the functions of a program. Luckily there are answers within friends, co-workers and online.

XC: What would you consider your biggest or most exciting project to date?

KD: Had the opportunity to work on Lion King, dumbo and Godzilla while at MPC in London. I sculpted Dumbo, Mrs. Jumbo, Pumba, and a couple monsters for Godzilla.

XC: If you were to market yourself as a 3D artist, what would you highlight as your strengths, your edge?

KD: An understanding of anatomy and ability to create interesting, creative characters.

XC: If you weren’t a 3D artist today, what would you be?

KD: A concept artist

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