Location: England Web: www.oliverod.cghub.com Email: email@example.com 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.”