Art Liberty: Hello, Adrian! Tell us a little about yourself, where you got education? Adrian Chan: I'm originally from Hong Kong and have been working in the film industry since 2005. Upon graduating from the art institute, I began working in a small visual effect boutique in Vancouver, Canada as a 3d generalist on various television series. In the summer of 2006, I had the opportunity to move to London, UK to work at MPC. It was a memorable experience and I am very grateful to be able to work on projects such as, Harry Potter and Narnia during my time there. After leaving London I moved back to Vancouver to work on an animated feature and later to New Zealand working at Weta on their upcoming projects.
Art Liberty: How and when have you started to be engaged in art? Adrian Chan: I have always love drawing as far as I can remember, from doodling on napkins at restaurant as a kid to sculpting digitally now, art has always been apart of what I do regularly.
Art Liberty: What subjects do you prefer: fantastic, fantasy, horror, cyberpunk..? Adrian Chan: Fantasy and historic related subjects.
Art Liberty: Was it difficult for you to find your style? Adrian Chan: I don't have a particular style (I wish I do). I am still in search for it.
Art Liberty: Tell, what inspire you and how you realize arisen idea? Adrian Chan: Mostly from magazines, books and regular observation in my surrounding.
Art Liberty: Who are your favorite artists? Adrian Chan: Bernini and Rodin
Art Liberty: What is the most difficult and important at creation of your artworks? Adrian Chan: In terms of 3D, it has to be the technical aspect and the limitation of the computer (especially when you are trying to work with a heavy scene)
Art Liberty: What is the average time for creation of one artwork? Adrian Chan: As for personal work, it usually takes 1-2 weeks outside of work.
Art Liberty: What tools do you prefer: natural (pencils, brushes, paper) or CG (tablet, mouse, graphic editor)? Adrian Chan: My survival tools are pencils (2B), mouse, keyboard, and drawing tablet. For most of my design work, I would sketch it out on paper before transferring my idea on to the computer.
Art Liberty: What software do you use? Adrian Chan: The four main softwares are Maya, Photoshop, ZBrush, and Mudbox.
Art Liberty: You work freelance or in any studio? Tell about your project/work place. Adrian Chan: I am currently working full-time at Weta Digital in the modeling department.
Art Liberty: Do you have time for free creativity? Adrian Chan: This is where my freelance graphic design comes in, one of the main reason for doing graphic related work is that I have more creative control in term of the final outcome; whereas, in film we tend to follow strictly to the director's vision. They both have their cons and pros so finding the balance in them is important for me.
Art Liberty: Tell about your hobbies, what you do at leisure? Adrian Chan: I try to get as much exercise as I can when I am not working and going on short trips to different places when I have longer holidays.
Art Liberty: Whom do you see yourselves in 10 years? Adrian Chan: To continue to work on amazing projects and contribute to the art community through different mediums.
Art Liberty: What can you wish to beginners artists? Adrian Chan: Work hard and enjoy what you do!
Art Liberty: We thank for interesting conversation, Adrian! Administration of Art-Liberty wishes to you inexhaustible inspiration, successes in creativity and creative ideas, and with impatience we wait your new artworks in our gallery.