Fan Art Sundaes: Ryan Serrano

Written by: GameGulp Staff

Geek | May 7, 2017

3D modeling art fan art Fan Art Sundaes Ryan Serrano

New month, new Sundae! Today, we're changing it up a bit by going three-dimensional!

Feast your eyes on the works of Ryan Serrano. He's a 3D artist/modeler based in New Zealand. In fact, he works for an established company called Weta Workshop, which designs props, costumes, weapons, and more for feature films like Ghost in the Shell, Power Rangers and Mad Max: Fury Road. That means technically, he doesn't make fan art; he creates the subjects of fan art! But of course, a talented 3D artist like Ryan had to start somewhere. 

Like many of our featured artists, Ryan started making art at a young age. He would draw his favorite characters from TV shows like Dragonball Z, Ghost Fighter, and X-Men. He then found a love for drawing portraits of his favorite film characters when he entered high school. He was already skilled back then, but it was in college when he fully learned the fundamentals of art, thanks to the Fine Arts and Design course he took.

Ryan's early inspirations were his relatives, since his uncles were painters and his aunt was a sculptor. He also draws inspiration from his college professor, Sir Noel Flores, who is the lead designer of GMA's fantaserye Encantadia, and from John Howe and Alan Lee, who are the concept artists of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.

As mentioned, Ryan is a 3D artist, meaning his art is done digitally through various 3D software. He also does digital sculpting, wherein he shapes his subjects on the computer and 3D prints them afterwards. When he's not busy with work, he spends his free time drawing or modeling his own versions of characters from shows and movies he loves.

Take a look at the various stuff Ryan has done, from traditional sketches to 3D modelling. You can check out more of his work on Artstation.

Fan Art Sundaes is a weekend section where we feature a spoonful of an artist's work based on some of your favorite geeky franchises! If you want your fan art to be featured, just email us at [email protected]!

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