Heavy Blaze Night
Full time ZBCore cowboy
Who is Heavy Blaze Night?
“Hi, I’m Pablo, I’m a 3D artist, currently looking to do 3D concept art in games or film. My main programs are ZBrushCore and Blender. I love sculpting and I find authoring materials entertaining. Rendering stuff is also fun and I hope Blender gets more optimized for heavy meshes so it gets faster to do stuff in cycles.”
“If you could only show us one project of yours, to describe what you do, which one would it be and why?”
“What’s the earliest art project you were proud of?”
“What art pieces (from other artists) blow you away and what specifically do you like about them?.”
“I really like Mexican cartoonists. Art has always been linked with politics (although it doesn’t feel like that in our generations) and from the artistic side they tend to be very good and the best of them can make you laugh and think about life.
What I respect the most is that they generally put their lifes at risk, thankfully it’s something that has changed and I hope it gets better everyday.”
“Throughout your life, what kind of support did you have from the people around you when it comes to your artistic developments?”
“I’ve always received support from my family, especially my mom. For 3D a good PC makes a great difference, the faster you can do stuff, the faster you can improve.
As there were no options to get into videogames when I was younger the people that helped me improve have been the ones that upload YT videos, or the ones that upload affordable courses. And of course the ones that got my resourses on my Gumroad store and Artstation, thanks to that I’ve been getting my courses online.”
“What art project of yours are you most proud of and what makes it so special.”
“What are things that influenced you in your life, to create the art that you create?”
“Mainly music, Blender and ZBrush in general. I also like anime so I might do some anime stuff in the future.”
“What aspect of your art do you want people to remember you for?”
“I try to do things that look different so hopefully just for being cool. XD”
“Why are you creative?”
“I think we’re all creative, but being aware that art and anything you want to be good in life is a discipline, makes it easier. You can communicate your ideas faster once you’ve worked on your skills. It’s definitely a life long journey but that’s the reason I keep my very early works in my portfolio.
Anyone who sees it can see a little bit more of my progression and how this has been happening on time. For me it would be more important that top artists share their very early work, but I guess for professional reasons most of them just don’t.”
“If your friends or co-workers were here, what would they tell me about you?”
“It would be interesting to know. People generally ask me: Why so serious?”
“What’s the biggest obstacle you’ve had to face in your life?”
“I still don’t know. Maybe people. It’s hard to deal with people that can’t solve problems with talking or that don’t show respect at all, so I guess that has been the biggest obstacle for me.”
“If you could have a video of any event in your life, which one would you choose?”
“It would be cool to have any outside perspective of myself, so maybe an event that happened and I don’t remember. Or the time someone said hi (and apparently knew me) and I didn’t remember who he was X.X maybe it was a time traveller.”
“As you get older, what are you becoming more and more afraid of?”
“More than what I can be afraid of, is that I know no matter what I’ll do in life, as we know we are not going necessarily through the best phase. I think we live in an illusion where science and technology is moving forward at a fast pace but as human beings there’s not really any improvement as a species. ”
“What is something everyone should try atleast once in their life?”
“Once in a while I try to do a chronology of my life and see what I remember. I always end up laughing about some memories.”
“What chapter in your life, did you enjoy most?”
“Every chapter has let me see life through different perspectives but yep, with everything and all my childhood was great so I’d wish every single person had a childhood as I had.”
“What does the process of coming up with new ideas look like for you?”
“I generally start with a sphere, or a cube and probably a general idea of what I want to do (character or creature).”
“What kind of advice would you give someone who struggles to come up with ideas?”
“To keep boards or folders with images you like. It doesn’t have to be artwork, but has to be something you like or you find weird/interesting or cool. You can then try to replicate stuff and detour from what you originally started doing XD.
There are also a lot of tutorials that are affordable in gumroad where you can follow the tuturial and also detour from it when you want. Eventually it’s easier to start projects that are not necessarily meant to be finished but you can use them in the future. I save almost all my project files, but you have to be sure to back up the ones you really like.”
“Before you start a project, what feelings or thoughts are going through your head?”
“It depends sometimes there’s not really a feeling, but the general idea that I have to do something cool.”
“At what point in a project do you struggle the most?”
“Generally finishing a project. I can sketch a lot of stuff easily, but the refinement process is harder to do in personal projects. Also, as I got used to being unable to finish projects, because my laptop is a toaster and got pretty slow, I just wanted to do things that were not going to freeze.”
“Do you have any advice on breaking out of your artistic comfort zone?”
“No advice, just do it (easier said than done XD). I think that we´re stigmatized from previous generations about art.
Art is a discipline and the sooner you understand it, the better. In my case my artistic discomfort zone is drawing and painting, so I’ve been looking to get better at that. Learning to draw is a fundamental skill that will definitely make you a better 3D artist.”
“If you could give your younger self any art advice, what would it be?”
“Learn to draw (perspective) and draw a lot. It’s a shame, because in college I had plenty of time to draw in classes.”
“If you could ask your favorite artists anything you wanted, what would you ask?”
“I’d ask them about how they understand shape and details. Also lighting. And of course how much they’re $$$ making hahaha.”
Heavy Blaze Night (Pablo)
Remembering an artist’s name shows that you care. It’s not all about the artwork, but also who created it! If you could ask Heavy Blaze Night (Pablo) any question, which one would it be? Post it in the comments down below!