JACK DOWSON: DIGITAL 3D ARTIST
My name is Jack Dowson, and I am a digital 3D artist based in East London, United Kingdom. Originally from Portsmouth, I have lived in many places – which is great for someone such as myself who likes to travel.
Since I were little I’ve always had an interest in drawing and art; spending hours trying to recreate the pictures I see on paper. Back in my day, computers weren’t exactly mainstream, so it wasn’t like I could create the amazing art we see all around us today using virtual brushes and erasers.
Fast forwarding to around 2013, I developed an interest in 3D modelling. Someone I knew back then introduced me to 3DS Max for the first time and to say I was confused is a bit of an understatement. With buttons everywhere and strange mouse controls I didn’t have a clue what I was doing – and to make things worse, having the creativity of a door stopper didn’t help the situation either.
I persisted. I started off by looking up a house on Google and trying to recreate the outside of it. After a little while, I realised exactly how fun the process of modelling was. Using measurements for scale, viewing untextured renders and creating a plan really gave me the motivation to carry on in the project. To me now, 3D modelling has become one of my strongest passions, but strangely enough I enjoy unwrapping more than the modelling itself.
After a while, I embarked on a university course at Plymouth College of Art. 3D is what I do, it’s what I enjoy and its something I like to introduce to others. If we can all be creative as a team, we can join our ideas together and make something special; bringing the imagination of myself and others to life.