Insight into art industry

Ting, Chin and Sek speak on their careers to the students in a sharing session.

THE One Academy in Penang recently hosted a “Masters train Masters” session by realism artists Johnson Ting, Zeen Chin and Kobe Sek.

This sharing session was a great opportunity for students and the public to learn more about the art industry.

The artists shared about their professional insights as well as the way forward in the entertainment art industry. They also carried out live demonstrations. 

Chin, a concept artist and illustrator based in Kuala Lumpur. spoke on his work as a 2D lead flash animator for an animation studio in his earlier career.

He then shifted to a 3D CGI animation studio to work as an art director.

As an art director, he demonstrated the ability to resolve a variety of artistic issues in TV commercials and also created concept illustrations for the studio’s next featured project.

He is currently working as a freelance illustrator and concept artist for Applibot, an AAA company which produced “Legend of the Cryptids” and “Galaxy Saga”. He also works for Kingdom Death to produce illustration, concept art and more.

Ting is a concept artist based in Kuala Lumpur, who specialises in AAA games and movies’ visual development. His clients include Activision, EA, Sony, Legendary, Universal, Microsoft, 343i, Unity, NCSoft and NetEase. He is also a collectible designer and toy maker, who designs various figurines and statues to scale.

Sek is an associate art director at Ubisoft based in Singapore. He has worked on numerous projects for Ubisoft, with some of his notable pieces manifesting themselves in the Assassin’s Creed series. His specialisations lie in concept art, character design, environment design and digital illustration.

Komtar assemblyman Teh Lai Heng was the guest of honour.

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