Interview Series - Meet the Sprites: Amber

Category: studio

September 29, 2020

We speak to 3D Artist, Amber About Life at Firesprite

In this interview series, we speak to some of the staff here to provide an insight into life at Firesprite from a variety of disciplines within the studio.

Today we chat with 3D Artist, Amber!

Amber Edwards

What is your name and job title?
Hey there my name’s Amber Marie Edwards and my job title here at Firesprite is 3D Artist!

What does a typical day for a 3D Artist look like?
The project I’m working on is in the early stages, so a typical day for me is working on the Environment Art with the Env Team (having a coffee before starting is a must!). We’re currently working with Design to block out some visual ideas for testing, so throughout the week we discuss and catch up.

In my free time I try to work on personal artwork to self improve. I usually do tutorials that try fit in line with the project I’m working on. There’s so much to learn out there which is great as an Artist! At the moment, I’m learning some hard surface techniques and one of the Associate Art Directors here, Stu Walls, has been helping me to develop them.

How would you best describe your art style?
I’ve been informed by others that my current personal art style is quite ‘dark’?

Although the scene I’m currently working on won’t be down that line and I’m starting to lean away from that. It’s always good to learn new styles and I’m currently on a journey to discover what my style actually is and that, as most artists know, takes time.

My professional working style would be to match the reference given to me the best as possible, that means being flexible with style to meet the needs of a project. There’s nothing like seeing the end results that you gradually build-up to and achieve! Especially when you work with some fab concepts and a great team to achieve your visuals on a project together. I really enjoy style flexibility as it all adds to learning something new!

If you could learn to do something new, what would it be?
I’m trying to get into ‘proper’ Photography! I have a super basic knowledge but really want to get proficient at it! So if anyone has any starter tips and suggestions please I’d love to hear them!

I’m following the channel on the internal slack here and love what I’m seeing! Hopefully, when I move up to Liverpool I’m looking at some little Photography trips.