JEANNE ROSE GOMEZ
- Date: March 7th, 2017
- Author: admin
Let’s get up close and personal with Jeanne Rose Gomez, a 3D graduate, and learn more about what it was like being a student at First Academy of Computer Arts.
WHO IS JEANNE ROSE GOMEZ?
Jeanne Rose Gomez is an illustrator, 3D Artist. Currently pursuing her dream and working hard to be a 3D Environment Artist soon. Graduated from Malayan Colleges Laguna major in Multimedia Arts and now a student in First Academy of Computer Arts.
After a year and half of working as Graphic Artist Operator, I decided to go back to school and study 3D Design and Animation. I am a member of Doodle Art Enthusiasts, a group of different talented doodlers. As an Artist, I’m always looking forward to express myself, my dreams, thoughts and realization through my art. The feeling is incomparable to anything when I got the chance to share my art and even the people that I have never met personally, appreciate my work and were inspired by it.
I also like playing video games, watching horror movies, reading art books, and hiking. It always excites when looking at urban abandoned places maybe because it inspires me more in creating my 3D environment. I also like sci-fi art, space art, Astronauts and whenever I get free time, I go somewhere with my camera and take some pictures as a reference for my illustrations and 3D art.
ANY MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES YOU GOT FROM YOUR PRACTICE?
I always wanted to help other people through my art. Two years ago, an opportunity came and I started to volunteer as an artist and donated my original artwork to a charity and proceeds of the sale went to the benefit of young cancer patients. It was very fulfilling and happy experience.
WHERE DO YOU FIND IDEAS OR INSPIRATION FOR YOUR WORK THESE DAYS?
There are many ways in finding ideas, specially these days because of the internet which you can find anything you want. I always go to Pinterest, there are tons of ideas, concepts and styles that you can find in there. Second is Artstation, you can see a lot of artworks as an inspiration for the kind of art that you want. I also like joining groups of 3D artists because they always share their progress and finish works. By that I can also communicate from different artists who give critique, tip and technique to help me make my work improve. The third one is Youtube. It also the best tool to learn more because of the video tutorials. The fourth one is that I go to bookstore spending hours reading some art books to get some inspirations. One of my favorite to read is the 3D Artist Magazine because it contains techniques, the process and tools that used by different artist. The last one is I watch movies, listen to music either I go somewhere like urban places and get some ideas on it.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR SCHOOL PROJECTS. WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION?
The concept of my project tells the story of a teenage girl who lives on her own in a desert. She has a dream of being an explorer but she can’t because of not having enough resources. The environment concept is a little bit inspired from the movie Rango. My inspiration in this project is that to challenge myself, too see how am I able to accomplish this project according to the concept I made.
WHEN YOU WANT TO UNWIND, WHERE DO YOU GO?
When I am having an artist block and I want to unwind the first place that I can think of is a bookstore. I spend hours or whole day sitting there and reading some art books. I also go to art stores browsing for art materials. I also like going to art events, doing road trip, and hiking as long as I have lots of free time. The last thing is that I go to one place with my small sketch pad and just draw anything.
WHAT CAN YOU TELL PEOPLE WHO ARE DOUBTFUL OF LEARNING OR EXPLORING THEIR INNER ARTIST?
You must, first, try to learn and have patience before you tell yourself that you can’t. Learning something new every day helps you to improve. There’s nothing wrong with trying and taking a little risk. Sometimes it could be the start of something that will change your life unexpectedly. Don’t be afraid to reinvent and rediscover yourself considering that it might help you to grow more. Never doubt to show your inner artist, we are all creative in different ways.
WHAT DO YOU DO TO STEP OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE?
I am always a doer and most of the time searching which areas I can improve on my craft. Whenever I see some 3D works that I think is impossible for me to do, I will still give my efforts to do it repeatedly despite the fact that I will be spending hours or days to do finish it and make it right. I always challenge myself to create something different than the usual things I’m doing and asked for critiques to produce something better. Through this, it will help me to have more patience, discipline, grow as an artist and to keep learning and moving forward to be better.
WHAT PART OF THE TRAINING DID YOU LIKE THE MOST? WHY?
The modeling of objects from scratch, rigging the character with too many controls, the lighting, the animation and composting are my favorite parts of the training. Those five parts were really challenging which made me eager to finish it. Despite some challenges and errors, I was able to find ways to solve the problem. It pushed me not to give up and finish what I’ve started.
HAS FIRST ACADEMY OF COMPUTER ARTS HELPED OR INFLUENCED YOUR ARTISTRY?
Yes. Without First Academy of Computer Arts I would not be able to enhance my skills in 3D and it helped me to improve more of what I am capable of. FACA opened the doors for me to pursue what I really want to be. It was truly a great opportunity and an amazing experience.
WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTS? WHY? WHAT WORKS DID YOU LIKE?
I have three favorite artists that I really look up to and really inspire. First Kerby Rosanes and Lei Melendres. I am really amazed by every detail of their doodle illustrations that are so intricate yet still look cool and fun. Second is Ian McQue. His Sci –fi illustrations always impress me.
HOW DOES YOUR FUTURE LOOK?
I think that it will be really great and I am really excited about seeing myself working in a game company as 3d environment artist.
WHAT ADVISE CAN YOU GIVE TO PEOPLE WHO ASPIRE TO BECOME A DIGITAL ARTIST LIKE YOU?
There might be too many amazing artists out there, but never let yourself be intimidated, instead see them as a source of your motivation. Don’t limit yourself, try to explore, keep learning and focus, have patience and always do your best. Step out of your comfort zone and most importantly start now.