Maxime des Touches
I’m a 31 years old French digital artist and designer who loves to work with his computer and dear laser mouse to create pictures of all kinds, mainly sci-fi artworks and abstracts ones. I’ve learned many things in computer graphics by myself with the help of magazines and the Internet since 2008.
I use mainly Photoshop, 3DS Max, C4D and Make Human to do my work. Sometimes I use After Effects and Illustrator to add more things in my compositions if necessary. Also, I am a member of great online Art Collectives, like The Luminarium, Cosmosys and ArtBeat. These collectives help me to become a better artist and I really enjoy to work and share my creations with these groups!
John Haverkamp was born in Ohio and then moved to the pristine Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia at a young age. There he spent a semi-isolated childhood re-enacting the Lord of the Rings and being corrupted by Dungeons and Dragons. Always with the fondness for the fantastical and medieval, Art school drove him deeper into Luddite territory by granting him the skills of a traditional metal-smith. This meant post-college jobs making copper fountains, welding and steel fabricating, casting and finishing bronze sculptures, and working for an architectural blacksmith throughout his twenties. When sick of being an exploited artisan (read starving artist) John got sucked into cyberspace and the arcane mysteries of 3D studio max. It was a long road climbing out of the dark-ages, but the light at the end of the tunnel was discovering Zbrush five or six years ago. Now he teaches digital arts part time, and constantly endeavours to improve his craft as a digital-sculptor and visualizer through personal work, illustration and indie game projects.