Paul Deasy is a true master of character modeling. His sculpts demonstrate a deft understanding of how to tell stories through emotions and subtle touches, whether it’s Hellboy, Mr. Freeze, Voldemort, or his own noir-ish creations.
In this podcast, Chris talks to Paul about how becoming one of the most respected character artists on the internet, from his youthful obsession with Batman: The Animated Series to his present-day work at Giant Animation. He shares useful tips, from how to create an evocative sculpt to the essential steps to nurturing talent and ensuring artists are happy.
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5:20 Batman-obsessed beginnings
10:29 How ZBrush changed everything
13:08 The challenges of designing a character
16:08 Hellboy story
18:53 The goo5d and bad of online art
24:43 Why it’s good to help people
32:10 Irish culture
35:57 Becoming a Pixologic ambassador
44:41 Working for Giant Animation
47:44 How to treat artists well
55:31 Modeling characters for animation