Fin­nian MacManus

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Lo­ca­tion: US Web: www.fmac­manus.com Em ail: finn­mac­manus@gmail.com ME­DIA: Pho­to­shop, CIN­EMA 4D, Vue, ZBrush Fin­nian is a con­cept artist, work­ing with both 2D and 3D soft­ware, who spe­cialises in fan­tasy and sci-fi en­vi­ron­ments. “I taught my­self my 3D work­flow,” he says. “It took sev­eral years. I’m now in my third year of the en­ter­tain­ment de­sign pro­gramme at Art Cen­ter Col­lege of De­sign.”

The Chicago-born, Cal­i­for­nia-based artist reg­u­larly ac­cepts stu­dio work as well as free­lance com­mis­sions. He’s busy cre­at­ing con­cepts for a col­lab­o­ra­tive project with fel­low artist Llia Yu – an ex­pan­sive, world-build­ing ex­er­cise ti­tled ARK.

1 Acrospar Ru­ins

“This was one of my first pho­to­tex­ture ex­per­i­ments. I started with a small black and white break­down and then lay­ered photo tex­tures on top, com­bin­ing them us­ing matte paint­ing tech­niques and paint­ing over the re­sults. Us­ing pho­to­tex­tures is a way to save a lot of time if you al­ready have the fun­da­men­tals to ma­nip­u­late them into your con­cept.”

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