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Luis Arizaga Rico
Luis Arizaga Rico
Character Artist. Character designer. Visual development
Montreal, Canada

Summary

I'm an artist specialized in character design and visual development for animation.You can find some of my published articles in diverse professional CG magazines such as 3DWorld, 3DArtist and 3DCreative. Also some of my illustrations have been published in the EXOTIQUE book.

I'm able to do the whole process from 2d concept art to 3d sculpt, 3d modeling with topology for good deformation in animation, uv layout, blend shapes for expressions, texture shading, lighting and final rendering. I work with 3dsmax, Zbrush, Photoshop and Blender. If necessary I can adapt my work to other software.
I can easily follow art directions with the minimum explanations.

Skills

Character ModelingCharacter DesignDigital PaintingDigital SculptingDrawing3D ModelingLightingTexturingRenderingCompositing

Software proficiency

ZBrush
ZBrush
Maya
Maya
Blender
Blender
Photoshop
Photoshop
Mari
Mari
Arnold
Arnold
Shotgun
Shotgun
UVLayout
UVLayout
3ds Max
3ds Max

Reel

Productions

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    • Movie
      Early Man
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      Senior 3D Character Artist, Modeler, Texture artist.
    • Company
      Aardman Animation
  • Alike
    • Movie
      Alike
    • Year
      2015
    • Role
      3d Modeler, Lighter, render, texture artist, compositing
    • Company
      Pepe School Land
  • 3 monks show
    • TV Production
      Holymonks
    • Year
      2009
    • Role
      Art director
    • Company
      Digital Rebel Animation Studio

Experience

  • Senior 3D Character modeler at On Animation Studios
    Montreal, Canada
    October 2017 - Present

    Senior 3D Character modeler for Playmobil the movie.

  • Senior 3D Character modeler at Aardman
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    May 2017 - September 2017

    Senior 3d character modeler working with Aardman in the film "Early Man".

  • Senior 3D Character artist at Aardman
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    April 2017 - April 2017

    Full 3d visual development of characters for TV advertisement. Modeling, texture, shading and lighting for appealing characters.

  • Lead Character Modeler at Squeeze Animation Studio
    Quebec city, Canada
    October 2016 - January 2017

    Responsabilities: Provide 3d characters for the new redesigned aspect of the upcoming animated film "Troll, the Tale of a Tail".

    I supervised the modeling team to achieve the characters appeal and the art quality.

  • Senior 3d character modeler at IMC Toys
    Barcelona, Spain
    June 2015 - August 2015

    3D modeling and digital sculpture of various Disney toy characters: Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, Donald, Daisy.

    3D modeling and digital sculpture of various Minnie complete sets (dresses, complements and props).

    3D modeling and digital sculpture of Miles from Tomorrowland.

    3D digital sculpture of Doozers characters.

    3D digital sculpture of Snoopy character.

  • 3D Art Instructor at KING
    Barcelona, Spain
    March 2016 - April 2016

    Teach the 2D artists to develop 3D game assets for King projects.

  • Teacher at Digital Rebel School
    Barcelona, Spain
    January 2011 - Present

    Responsibilities: Give courses of different fields: 3D modeling, Character design in 2D and its digital development, 3D sculpture, lighting and composition, and materials and texturing.

    Some of my students were from the following companies: Gameloft, King, Beesquare, Socialpoint, Zitro.

  • Substitute Professor at Universitat de Vic
    Vic (Barcelona), Spain
    November 2015 - January 2016

    Teach how to use Blender for 3d character production instead of 3dsmax and Zbrush.

  • Senior 3D Character Artist at AXIS ANIMATION
    Barcelona, Spain
    May 2016 - June 2016

    Modeled, shaded, textured and rendered 3d characters in cartoonish style from designs provided by Axis Animation and Flaunt Productions.

  • Senior 3D Character Artist at Blow Studio
    Spain
    October 2015 - October 2016

    Responsible for modeling the main characters for the short film “Alleycats”.

  • 3d modeler, lighter at Pepe School Land
    Barcelona, Spain
    January 2013 - January 2015

    Responsibilities: Modeling, lighting and composition and rendering for the short film.

    Animated short film "Alike”. Alike won the "Premios Goya" award 2016 Best animated short film.

    Best animation short film award Mundos Digitales International Film Festival 2015.

  • Art director, character artist. at Digital Rebel Studio
    Barcelona, Spain
    January 2008 - January 2011

    Responsibilities: Art director of the TV series “Holymonks”. It was selected for the prestigious International Festival of Animation in Annecy, France and Siggraph Asia (HongKong) among others. After it Holymonks was acquired by Channel + France who emited it in more than 70 countries. ("Holymonks" is a registered trademark property of Luis Arizaga).

  • Character designer, character artist at Digital Rebel Studio
    Barcelona, Spain
    January 2005 - Present

    Responsibilities: working as a 3D artist. Clients includes SHACKLETON MADRID S.L., Motoko creative motion design, KJ-Artists.com, Imagine Publishing, 3D total.

    3D artist for toy company: IMC.