Midweek Motivation: Amethyst: Interpreting Alphonse Mucha’s Art in 3D

Amethyst is a 3D character art project by Nils Wadensten, based on the art of the famous Czech painter Alphonse Mucha.  His work is amazingly detailed and he used a variety of products including Maya, Marvelous Designer, Substance Painter, Arnold and others.  Nils is a Senior Artist at Paradox Interactive.

Amethyst: Interpreting Alphonse Mucha’s Art in 3D

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

We’ve started to do these challenges at work where everyone in the art team is encouraged to create something around a specific theme. This time the theme was Alphonse Mucha and since I, like most people, adore his work I really felt that I needed to participate. Normally I prefer to create my own concepts but with this, I wanted to see if I could take one of his illustrations and translate it to 3D. So I set out gathering a ton of Mucha art to decide which one I wanted to do.

Eventually, my choice fell on Amethyst, from his Precious Stones series. I like the pose of the female figure, the colors, and the combination of beautiful fabric and iris flowers.

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Posted by Kim Sternisha