Check out the work of Alex Mcleod. We saw his work and thought we should reach out and learn more. We selected 3 works from his portfolio and asked him to tell us a little bit more about them. On top of it all, Alex has a new show opening June 11th at Switch Contemporary in Toronto. Learn more after the jump
In Alex’s words…
I originally started as a painter, integrating digital printing technology whenever it was possible. Eventually, the digital process took over when I could make 3D art that looked exactly how I wanted it to. When I start a new drawing I usually open the last file I was working on it and take elements from it. Once complete it gets rendered (24-48hrs depending on output size) and then printed using the same methods that digital photographers use.
1-skull mountain blood falls-
I wanted to include another drawing of this in a show coming up, but it didn’t look like the rest of the work. By placing the old object in the new environment of the new work it was as good as finished. Changed the camera angle and added a red area (was thinking about blood falls)
2 -midnight show-
I was having a difficult time rendering the evergreens (seen in other images) so after watching the Rudolph stop motion I stole their methods of construction.Â It is totally valuable to use traditional approaches to model making for more efficient and larger renders.
3 – model cabin 01 -
This was made for a group show I was just in, they were all sort of encased environments that sort of look like installations. I made sure to include glares, imperfect black levels, and visible lights to make them look as legitimate as possible.