By - Feb 9, 2015
3D game environment render by Domonick Bustamante
This week’s Artist Spotlight on the Texture Mill blog is Domonick Bustamante! Domonick will graduate from the Art Institute of Los Angeles this coming June with his Bachelors of Science in Game Art & Design. We’re excited that he was willing to submit some of his work for us to display!
3D Impala automobile model with brick background textures by Domonick Bustamante
Domonick has had an interest in gaming since childhood. He says, “I’ve always loved making art. Throughout school, I really enjoyed working on computers, taking classes like Graphic Design that taught Photoshop and other courses like Web Design. I was fortunate to have such a passionate high school teacher. I was able to find a way to integrate my traditional art with computer art, and I figured out that my passion lay in computers. I did a lot of studying on how video games were made, which then lead me to get specific schooling in the Game Art and Design field.”
He prefers to model in 3D Studio Max and Zbrush but first started out in Photoshop, which he continues to use for concept and procedural texturing.
Domonick’s favorite aspect of gaming lies in Level Design/Layout and Mission Design. “I love the creative aspect of making the environment for the character/story to play through, and what happens through the levels along the way...for first-person shooting multi-player games, you have to keep in mind the flow-through on the level, where the players can run, where they can hide, where pick-ups are placed throughout the level, and where the players spawn from. Those decisions are what really interest me.”
Domonick has great future goals. “I want to work on great games, whether they’re AAA or independent. There are so many great games today...I want to make great game play that people will talk about and make great memories from for years to come.”
To learn more about Domomick and his 3D work, be sure to visit his portfolio at domonickb.weebly.com!
3D environment and weapon models by Domonick Bustamante