For this week's interview, we are pleased to bring you a true Renaissance woman: Sze Jones. The timing couldn't be better, since her newest work makes its world premier just a few days from now in the form of Warhammer Online's newest cinematic trailer. Thanks to Mythic's courtesy (and I suspect a fair amount of begging on Sze's part), we're able to bring you the very first images ever shown for the Dark Elf Sorceress character!
All images in this interview are courtesy of Blur Studio, copyright (c). Please do not take advantage of their kindness to ZBC by posting the artwork elsewhere.
Hi Sze. Could you begin by telling us about your career so far and where you are working today?
I see my career as the choice of what I enjoy doing the most in life to the best of my ability. Being able to make female characters for video games has been my dream since the day I played as Lara Croft in "Tomb Raider" for the first time. I fell in love with it. Now every time I model a character I take very seriously the idea that this character might inspire someone out there and become their childhood memories. That is something I do not take lightly. I still find it extremely exciting to see my models being animated, lit and put together into a purely imaginative environment. It’s like a dream come true to me.
My career choice right now and for the past 6 years has been making female characters for Blur Studio’s game cinematics.
First I want to thank you again for giving me the opportunity to make this tutorial. I hope I will make a good tutorial because this is my first tutorial ever and my English is not so good. I hope I will make myself understood.
My name is Sorin Bechira and I live in Romania. I graduated the “West” University on Fine Arts from Timisoara and I’m a graphic/multimedia designer with more than 5 years experience in the field of graphic design. Lately I’m more interested in mattepainting and compositing. For this tutorial I used Adobe Photoshop.