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

The Idea was to explore creating my own 3D models and textures and then making paintings for them. After I had the paintings I wanted to bring the textures back into the program. Exploring both the handmade and the technological to combine them harmoniously. To one day to have both versions side by side to juxtapose technology in person.

My First Test:

I wanted to practice modeling in 3D so I made this plant creature to represent feeling constricted. Eventually I envision an ability for me integrate these looks perfectly.

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