We are an awesome team at CNG Studios! Every once in a while we like to highlight our team members so that you can learn a little more about them. This time we are checking in with Warly Santiago, our Lead Animator:
Q: Where are you from?
Q: How do you say: Hello!
Q: We hope you love video games…which one is your favorite?
A: Yes! I love many games, but my favorites are Wakfu and Warcraft (Dota).
Q: What got you into video games?
A: The character design and concept art gives me inspiration for my own creativity and of course, they are fun to play. 🙂
Q: Why did you decide to go the artistic route?
A: My passion is art and to be artistic. I could not imagine doing anything else.
Q: What is your creative process for developing concept art?
A: I research every concept thoroughly. I start a conversation with Gonzalo about some main ideas and he also sends me examples of what he is looking for or what he is inspired by. After the initial research, I send him an initial draft and then we usually have a follow up conversation to make tweaks and get to the final drawing.
Q: Where did you learn how to create these awesome concepts and animations?
A: I learned these techniques through my experience with my previous employer and developing it through self studies. I have always loved to draw and make sure that I am constantly practicing and trying new techniques.
Q: Which one is your favorite tool and why? Which one is your second favorite tool?
A: I love Toonboom because of its friendly features for a more traditional way of drawing. My second favorite tool is Photoshop. You can do so much with it!
Q: Which recommendation would you have to a starting/new artist?
A: Continue to learn new things and techniques to enhance your drawing skills. Practice every day.
Q: What is your favorite snack while you are working?
A: Coffee and biscuits! I work around the clock so I always have to fuel up on the good stuff.
Please learn more about Warly Santiago and see his work by visiting: https://www.facebook.com/Bukayo-614794845317557/