Oliver Od­mark

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Lo­ca­tion: Eng­land Web: www.oliv­erod.cghub.com Email: oliv­erod­mark@live.se Softwa re: Pho­to­shop

Oliver took an un­usual route into the games in­dus­try. Af­ter grad­u­at­ing from art school, the Swede worked in a jam fac­tory and later a sweet shop – all the while con­tin­u­ing to hone his craft. The per­se­ver­ance paid off. The Sundsvall­born cre­ative landed an equally sweet job as a con­cept artist.

“My plan was to learn 3D at school,” Oliver says, “prac­tis­ing my 2D art in my spare time. Dur­ing the sum­mer break of my sec­ond year, I was of­fered an in­tern­ship at a prom­i­nent game stu­dio in Lon­don. Six months later I was of­fered a per­ma­nent con­tract. That was 18 months ago.”

Oliver is al­ways adding to what is an al­ready im­pres­sive port­fo­lio, one that’s full of charis­matic char­ac­ter de­signs and scenes full of dra­matic ten­sion.

1 Gambo Stank “This whole im­age is in­spired by a made-up name a friend of mine blurted out one day – Gambo Stank had to be drawn. Sim­ple as that.”

2 Wed­ding Crasher “I worked on this im­age on and off for a very long time. Not un­til I sim­pli­fied the whole pic­ture did I man­age to fin­ish it. I learned a lot draw­ing this piece.”

3 Es­cape “This was a dream I had years ago. I was row­ing this man in fancy dress out across a still lake. He was point­ing a pol­ished sil­ver gun at me, but the whole thing felt very serene. I’ve wanted to paint this for quite a while.”

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