The Way to the 3D World!

Lisa Odette is a 3D artist, illustrator, and animator. Passionate about colour and composition she talks about how she infuses each of her works with her own visual language.
The Way to the 3D World!

“Use your time to explore and practice, but also be conscious about where that exploration is leading you and where you want to arrive.” Lisa Odette’s wise words come from experience.

Blue Girl Face
Blue Girl Face

Lisa always loved to draw but find the art world as tricky so she pursued a graphic design degree and worked as a motion graphic designer for a few years. However, nothing could keep her away from art and she started experimenting with different media, one of which was 3D art, in which she knew she had found her true calling.

Blue Girl Bust
Blue Girl Bust

Lisa’s favourite aspect when creating 3D art is when she feels the colours, textures and composition are coming together the way she visualised it. She also loves to sculpt; her favourite is when the sculpt is taking form and the character is coming together without colours or fancy lighting. That’s when she knows she’ll love the final result

Portrait of Dahlia
Portrait of Dahlia

Lisa is very influenced by Avant Garde and early 20th-century art, a period with an explosion in colour and experimental 3D art like no other. She has also spent the last year and a half in the NFT community, meeting a wide range of talented people from various disciplines and receiving feedback from artists with completely different perspectives.

Lady 1
Lady 1

Inspired by Matisse’s Avant-garde art, she uses a very restricted and bright colour palette, composed mostly of primary colours. She finds freedom in restraint, it’s fun to combine and make 3D art with few colours. This also creates for her a unified and recognisable collection of works even if they are created in different media or styles

Pieces
Pieces

Lately, she has also been playing with AI software and finds it very inspiring yet frightening at the same time. She created her latest references with AI and is using this new inspiration to find an equilibrium between her old ways of working and this boom in “new” reference images

Lisa has one essential philosophy that guides her creative expression, “Draw whatever you like, in terms of concept and execution, but try to find your voice. It takes time, practice, and how you use the inspiration that surrounds you, in both the real and digital world.

Lady 2
Lady 2

She reflects a lot on where her art is going and where she wants it to go. She doesn’t just go with the flow and trends, which has helped her achieve a recognisable style. “It’s not that time just fixes things,” she says of an artist’s style,”it’s what you do with that time”

As an industry professional, she has learned how important it is to use time efficiently; for a project to be profitable, one must learn how to work quickly and devote the appropriate amount of time to each stage of the creative process. That comes with experience and resource accumulation. “With each project, you gradually get faster and, in a way, cleverer,” she says.

Dahlia in her Bathroom
Dahlia in her Bathroom

She hopes to create something visually appealing. She doesn’t want anything shocking or trendy; all she wants is to translate a mood into her characters. That mood has recently been calm and serenity because that is how she aspires to feel. Her mood shifts over time, but she’s currently creating her pieces as a form of escapism from the uncertain and insane times we’re living in.

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