Jack­son Tjota

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Lo­ca­tion: In­done­sia Web: www.tjota.de­viantart.com Email: jack­son­tjota@gmail.com soft­ware: Pho­to­shop, Af­ter Ef­fects

Jack­son is a grad­u­ate of Mel­bourne’s RMIT Univer­sity, where he stud­ied to be a 3D an­i­ma­tor and vis­ual FX artist. It was here, how­ever, that he dis­cov­ered his true pas­sion lay in draw­ing and paint­ing.

“I en­joy learn­ing all things sci­en­tific: astron­omy, psy­chol­ogy and ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy. I also love con­tem­po­rary art forms, such as US comics and graphic nov­els,” Jack­son says.

Other in­flu­ences in­clude fan­tasy and sci-fi movies and video games. The Jakarta-based cre­ative cur­rently works as a free­lancer, pri­mar­ily in the fields of trad­ing-card il­lus­tra­tions and book cov­ers.

1 Fire Mage “Part of the El­ven Mages set. This was done partly to test out some cus­tom fire brushes. The staff was in­spired by an ac­tual fire rod in sci­ence labs. I al­ways liked the idea of magic or mag­i­cal ob­jects that are sup­ported by a lit­tle bit of re­al­ism.”

2 Earth Mage “I painted this im­age sim­ply to test my art skills by try­ing to push the qual­ity as far as pos­si­ble. In ad­di­tion, my an­i­ma­tion back­ground has meant that I’ve al­ways had a fas­ci­na­tion with fancy light­ing. De­pict­ing a mag­i­cal be­ing in a mag­i­cal for­est was a great way to tick both boxes.”

3 Aveyond – Ean’s Quest “This was com­mis­sioned by Ama­ranth Games for the main ti­tle screen for one of its games. It’s an eight-bit style PC game that doesn’t con­tain many de­tails, so the client gave me a de­gree of free­dom in terms of vis­ual de­sign, which was much ap­pre­ci­ated!”

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