DUSTIN COLLINS

ARTIST'S PORTFOLIO

good. better. best. awesome. Excellent. great. sci fi. fantasy. concept art. illustration. illustrator. digital painting. Paintings. Paint. Draw. Drawing. Drawings. blade runner. star wars. alien. aliens. Halo. Mass effect. Sony playstation. Xbox. Nintendo. Magic the gathering. Dungeons and dragons. heroes. superheroes. comics. Movies. Games. sven anderson. ralph mcquarie. ben anderson. pixar. dreamworks. disney. industrial light and magic. lucasfilms.  Marvel. Bungie. warner brothers. ridley scott. syd mead. Adobe photoshop. Illustrator. Maya. Mudbox. Zbrush. Microsoft. Apple. Windows. Pc. Mac. Proficient. Expert. Professional. Years. Experience. Dynamic. Action. Realistic. Photorealistic. Painterly. Lighting. Composition. Render. Rendering. Texture. Textures. Texturing. Skilled. Adaptable. Fast. Speed. Veteran. Military. Reference. References. Weapon. Weapons. Science fiction. Astronaut. Astronauts. Space. Knight. Knights. Spade spades. Warrior. Queen of hearts. Ice queen. Diamonds. Particle accelerator gun. Knowledge. Qualified. Team. Collaboration. Magic. Art. Design. Graphic. Iconic. Perspective. Artwork. Value. Contrast. Color. Artist. Fine. Detail. Detailed. Realism. Stylized styles. Commission. Film poster. Creature. Creatures. Classic. Modern. Old. New. crafting a rich, deep world with interconnected narratives.  I wanted in on that action the moment that dawned on me. I live for storytelling.  I grew up stuffing one VHS tape into the VCR after another and playing Nintendo.  It’s on my mind every day.  I play and run games with rich lore.  I think every piece of art can contain narrative and inject it wherever I can. Collaboration is important to me.  I want to work in a team of artists that bounce ideas off each other and give each other feedback.  The human element is important in a creative endeavor. My strength is in my adaptability.  I insert a sense of realism in everything I do, but every style of art has something to offer, and I take inspiration from everything I encounter. Skilled, adaptable artist and veteran confident in collaborative projects.  Possesses a keen eye for lighting, color, form, and composition.  Able to generate ideas fast and iterate variations and improvements just as fast.  Welcomes criticism and able to articulate and defend the occasional great idea.  Experienced in Photoshop Maya and with Wacom Cintiq tablets.  Adaptable to a variety of styles from sci fi to fantasy, cute to grimdark.  Advanced understanding of human and animal anatomy.  Understands the gamer mentality and experience

Being an artist means you can never stop learning.  You have to research the anatomy of the universe and everything else, too.  I'm not satisfied with meeting expectations.  I want to blow you away.  So I am always diving deeper into We had no neighbors on the road I grew up on.  No one for miles.  My father was an art teacher with a love for sci fi, horror, and super heroes that he shared with me.  I lived in my imagination.  I drew constantly.  When I got out of high school I joined the Marine Corps, and was dramatically thrown into the world.  I saw incredible things in countries that seemed alien to me at the time.  I lived in Tokyo for over a year and in Saudi Arabia after that.  At the end of my travels, I tallied up 22 countries on 6 continents.  Afterward, I wound up in Arizona, where I rediscovered my passion for art, and I haven't stopped making it since.


I pull inspiration from these experiences and rich cultures that I've visited.  I feel comfortable in new lands and ideas.  My strength is my adaptability.


If you were to ask me my favorite style, it would be painterly realism.  I love to make art that is as technically accurate as it is narrative.  Art that is dynamic and bold, but also elegant and subtle.  That is my goal for the art I make for myself.  When it's a commission, I thrive in any environment.  Any artist worth their salt must be able to create something they are proud of no matter how strict the guidelines.  That is my goal: to make art I am proud of.