What is your specialty, what makes your work unique? Or place your artist's statement.
My name is Robin Boonacker, also known online as TheRedBirdArt. I am a concept designer, illustrator and 3D artist with a semi-realistic style focused on creature / character design and environment art.
I have been fascinated and inspired by nature and animals from an early age. By using this fascination and inspirition, in combination with different design principles, I try to create unique and credible designs that fit within the context of the respective world and environment. I always try to push myself to create authentic and unique designs. In order to achieve that goal I have spent a lot of time studying human and animal anatomy, shapes, line work and textures in order to achieve a certain balance, harmony and movement in my work. In addition, I combine both 2D and 3D in my work to create a balanced concept work, and to present the final work in the best possible way.
What are your ambitions? What do you want to be in five years?
To me it’s really clear what I want to do; make art. My goal is to turn this thing that I love to do most, into a job. And that I can get a job where I can work on different film / game projects to help design different concepts and characters.
What is the most important thing you have learned during your studies?
One of the most important things I learned during my studies is how important feedback is. A lot of practice along with good, targeted feedback are two crucial factors to improve your work and move forward, especially in the art world. I have also learned that you can't always find this feedback within your school and study. Connections with professionals active in the industry are extremely valuable.
List of publications / exhibitions / prices / concerts / shows etc.
2019-2020 - ING multiple internal games
2021 - Legendary Creatures Art Book