Meet Andrea Sobczak – a 3D Modeler at Industrial Brothers, currently working on one of our exciting new productions with Netflix!
Swipe through to see a few pieces of her artwork (& fabulous plants), and get to know her a bit below.
What is your favourite thing about the work that you do?
The best part of being a Modeler is that you get to intermingle with amazing people. I’ve had the opportunity to work close with concept artists, fellow modelers, surfacers, rigging artists, animators, directors, etc. The unity that coexists with creating tv shows makes for memorable times.
What inspired you to work in animation?
The ultimate dream was to be an artist, though from crude crayon scribbles to meticulously drawn trees, I never really knew what career path that held for me.
But with Pixar movies on the rise and a high school 3D course, I found the artistic path that led me to finding a blossoming passion for 3D animation.
Are there any other creative disciplines you do in your spare time?
I have been developing my 2D skills and my overall production knowledge with concept art, storyboarding, storytelling and more. Oil painting has also become a new passion of mine, this came to be as our apartment walls were feeling a bit barren.
Is there any accomplishment you’re particularly proud of?
Remy and Boo is the most prominent accomplishment for me as I grew immensely as an artist and a person working on that show. The entire team and the amount I learned continues to impact me to this day.
Do you have a tip or piece of advice for aspiring animators/artists?
No matter how much you may know at the time, you will always have space and time to learn more. Do not be afraid to ask questions and ask for critique as it can teach you valuable lessons. And remember that the 3D world is constantly adapting and we are all doing our best to keep up!
Wonderful advice, we never stop learning.
Thank you for the work you do, Andrea! We’re so proud to have you at IB.
Follow @loditrith on Instagram, and check out her website to see more of her artwork!