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Art Spotlight: Fairytale Bank


3D Artist Ivan Sorokin shows us how he transformed Gerrit Willemse's whimsical Fairytale Bank 2D concept into a 3D model using Blender.

Hi! My name is Ivan Sorokin, I’m a 3D artist from Chelyabinsk, Russia and I’d like to share a bit of my creation process of Fairytale Bank.

Since I was young I’ve always been fascinated by creative people, and I’ve been trying myself in all kinds of art forms. 3D was always my biggest passion. I’ve been doing it for about 15 years now and I’m not stopping any time soon—there are always new things to learn.

My goal for this project was to get some practice since I don’t do hand-painted stuff all that much. Something with a nice simple shadeless style, single diffuse map, and directional lighting baked in would be just perfect. Should be low poly as well!

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.

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