Location: US Web: www.waiji.cghub.com Em ail: firstname.lastname@example.org Software: Photoshop
Singapore-born Waiji’s passion for film and game art led him to the US, where he studies entertainment arts at Pasadena’s Art Center College of Design.
He enjoys building tense, turbulent scenes, but strives to put his own unique spin on things. From gravity-defying train wrecks to mid-air mech battles, Waiji’s work is nothing if not exciting.
“I’m drawn towards stories with a lot of action,” he says. “I enjoy creating highly dramatic scenes. I’m constantly thinking of interesting camera angles and compositions that best support the story I’m telling.”
1 Matte Painting of a Futuristic
Hotel “First I block out silhouettes with varied shapes and values in Photoshop. Then I overlay colours to get a sense of mood. Due to the complexity of the scene, I work in multiple layers to save time. Finally, with the help of photo textures and painting, I finish rendering.”
Mecha Invasion “Again, I block out silhouettes in Photoshop, overlay colours and find the right mood. Finally, with the help of photo textures and painting, I finish rendering the image. I try to keep the background fairly loose so the complex foreground element stands out.”
Ride to the sky “I started out with layout drawings in pen. Next, I fix the composition in Photoshop. Then I make multiple value studies and three colour studies. Because this illustration was meant for a children’s book, I used vibrant colours. Then I move on to fully rendering the image.”