C4D Paintings | The combination of 3D and Acrylic Paint

Project Type | Personal

Tools | Photoshop, Cinema4D, Zbrush, and After Effects

Concept Name | Emotions

 Feelings are the tangled beasts in our heads. Feelings are the specters that linger in hallways and haunt children's closets and beds. In my art, I explore emotional themes by combining realistic and natural imagery to express that which lacks a physical form. By choosing botanical and animalistic elements for inspiration, I am able to make unfamiliar life forms that explore familiar topics. Organic symbolism, a thorned vine puncturing a yonic fruit, or a flower bursting forth through entanglement, forms the language of safety, admiration, betrayal, and degradation.

Background

I started with the idea of wanting to combine C4D and paint. I wanted to explore that concept by creating my own 3D models as references. After I had the paintings I wanted to bring the textures back into the program to add some realism to the program. To one day to have both versions side by side to juxtapose technology in person. To have a moving digital painting and a physical one.

My First Test:

 It took time for me to realize what would connect all the pieces. I finally landed on the idea of using this concept as a way for me to explore my feelings during the pandemic. This first painting representing the feeling of constriction.

Constriction:

After graduation, and a world pandemic I felt stifled. I hoped to make something that symbolized that in this 30x40 in painting.

Love:

I wanted to show different forms of love in these 2 pieces. To show the good and the bad in loving relationship. This was my first moving painting in my portfolio. I am excited to one day really grasp the translation of textures to my motion pieces. I am thinking manipulating the redshift textures themselves with photography will work nicely as my next step. Maybe a macro camera lens could get the detail just right?

Betrayal: 8x8 inches

Safety: 5x5 inches

Admire: 8x8 inches

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ailisoreilly@gmail.com