CGSociety :: Artist Profile
24 June 2008, by Paul Hellard
Luciano takes some time out of a heavy schedule to talk about his work. Like many Brazilian artists, Luc is emotive and passionate about the job he does. He holds tightly onto the common opinion that life is too short to work in a job you don’t love. We showcase Luciano Neves as the Ballistic/Autodesk co-produced book, 'ELEMENTAL 3' becomes available for Pre-Order.
“The inspiration always comes from the love I feel for my work,” qualifies Luciano Neves. “I like to practice new techniques and always be studying to keep my skills updated." In the last year, Luciano had been thinking of creating more London landmarks, something with a bit of history. He had been toying with the idea of, in his spare time making a ‘Big Ben’, the famous clock tower sitting among the old government buildings in the heart of the city. He lay a collection of reference material out on a table.
Included were photographs of the real Tower Bridge sitting over the river, the 3D model of which Luciano made and had accepted as the cover for Ballistic Publishing’s 'ELEMENTAL 2'. But there also were several of ‘Big Ben’. It was time. He had to create one of his own. “This made me look at ‘Big Ben’ like a whole new challenge, so I started working on it almost immediately,” he says.