February Artist of the Month
Hey everyone! My name is Chamishka Gamage, I am 24 years old and I live in Colombo, Sri Lanka. I spent my childhood watching and drawing my favorite characters from Cartoon Network, which was a great influence on my artistic career as an adult. I am a capable 3D Artist who constantly pushes for perfection, and who uses his creativity to deliver artistic brilliance. I am an expert at taking concepts and then creating high-quality images and assets from them. I started my career in 2011 as a VFX artist at Elephant and the Mouse VFX, after which I got a chance to work as a professional VFX artist at XTen Productions in Sri Lanka from 2012 to 2016. Currently, I am working at Seven Deuce Gaming LK as a Senior CG Generalist. As for my education, I have completed the Edexcel BTEC HND in interactive multimedia.
Working in the CG Industry can sometimes be very hard. I try to find new ways to get the job done faster and better, whether it’s new workflows, software, etc. I’m a big believer in hard work. And every day I try to find out new techniques and tutorials to make my pipeline solid. Art is just something I’ve worked hard to get good at and grown to love over a fairly long period of time. Something that keeps me going and motivates me to grow as an artist is my goal of someday working on big feature films and AAA-games. Being able to create good work daily that attracts a lot of people is a big dream of mine. What I love most about doing 3D is that you can create whatever you want. I also love the feeling you get when you learn new software, workflows or finish a new project. Sometimes you might get stuck, but to me it’s just about continuing to work hard, remembering your goal and keeping it entertaining.
For the past five years, I have received achievements from around the world. Recently I got the humster3d team choice award at the 3d car render competition 2015 and 2016 for the artwork Evil Machine and Route 66. My individual short animation which I made as my final class project called, Chef Almeda, has been officially selected or screened at the following film festivals worldwide.
- IndiEarth Animation Film Festival (India)
- The Doc Sunback Film Festival (Kansas, USA)
- The 7th edition Comedy Cluj International Film Festival (Romania, Transylvania)
- The San Antonio Laughs Comedy Film Festival (San Antonio, Texas)
- CINANIMA 15 Animation Film Festival (Portugal)
- 2015 Anim!Arte – 12th International Student Animation Festival of Brazil
- Singapore World International Film Festival (Singapore)
- Hong Kong World International Film Festival (Hong Kong)
- Cartoon Club International Festival (Italy)
- Chilemonos Animation Festival (Chile)
I Won 1st place in The Gnomon Workshop – COBBLESTONE STREET, Image Challenge, as well as Best VFX and Animation Award at the Derana Music Video Awards 2014 for Lassana Desak – Bathiya & Santhush.
“Don’t be a great artist with simple work, be a simple artist with great work”
I am a humble artist, who always tries to learn something new in this field of study, I make the best out of the little things that I have rather than worrying about the things that I don’t have. I’m not the most gifted and talented artist out there, but I push myself to do my best and pave the way to become one of the best.
I really want to thank Autodesk for the spotlight and the space to showcase my work.