Mr. Hamada Orabi: Resilience and Talent

by Joshua Diokno   

Mr. Hamada Orabi’s humility and honesty are refreshing. While he knows his place in the industry, he knows that he has plenty to learn and accomplish–never simply settling for “good enough”.

But what’s more laudable about Mr. Orabi is his indignation to become something, to pick himself up after being subjected to a low point in his life. He did not let himself be consumed by feelings of inadequacy but instead chose to rise above and chart for himself a new path. And boy aren’t we glad that he did.

Let’s get to know Mr. Hamada Orabi in this short feature and see just how far his resilience had taken him in the 3D industry.

Xeno Creatives (XC): We understand that with just about any craft, passion takes precedence. In your case, how did it start becoming a passion? Would we be right in assuming that you consider it a “calling” as a lot of your contemporaries do?

Hamada Orabi (HO): I found my passion when I encountered a hurdle in my life, feeling I no longer have a career. My thoughts distorted, I knew I had to make a decision.

XC: Was there ever an art piece (digital or otherwise) or artist who served as a catalyst for your involvement in the craft? When did you get involved fully in the 3D industry?

HO: When I started, I had this almost unquenchable curiosity to know this career deeper; I really wanted to know how I could start but I kept running into problems. I was lucky to make a new friend who informed me of what I had to do. I started studying from 2018 to 2020 and got my first job in the first quarter of 2020.

XC: Now that you’re an active part of the industry, would you say you have pegged a solid place in it?

HO: I need some time to think before I could actually answer this question. However, what I can tell you is that I think I managed to secure a place in it.

XC: How does your day look like in production?

HO: I work on myself every day; I make sure I get a lot of practice.

XC: What are the common challenges that a 3D artist like you encounters daily in a project?

HO: The biggest challenge is always myself. This is because I need to make each of my personal projects different every time. It has to bear noticeable development. These are really challenging.

XC: Your works online are really impressive. You have a knack for detail; the likeness of each portrait is striking. Do you have favorite pieces? If so, why are these your favorites? Also, what would you consider your biggest or most exciting project to date?

HO: Thank you for these kind words <3. I would say that my favorite piece would be Wonder Woman because it was my first one. Being able to finish it made me feel great.

However, the last project I worked on which was Peter Parker was completely different for me. It has a special place in my heart.

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

HO: I’d say that I’ll be working in the field of marketing.

XC: What is your message to other artists in these challenging times?

HO: Be patient and don’t look at money at first. Keep working; never give up. Work hard and you will get what you want. Most of all, be confident in God that He will never abandon you.

Want to see more of Mr. Hamada Orabi’s works? You can visit his ArtStation account here.

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