MICHELLE ZHANG

Lead Character & Facial Artist / Fur&Hair TD

WORK

DIGITAL SCULPTURES

SKETCHES

PAINTINGS

ABOUT

CONTACT


 

Education

 
 

Diploma in Computer Animation / Toronto Film School                                            

 

Bachelor of Art Degree in Sculpture / Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts                       

   

Skills

 
 

Specializing in creating realistic & cartoony characters and facial blendShapes

 

Creating hair and fur for realistic and stylized human and animal

 

Rigging, texturing characters and props

 

Traditional drawings, sketch, oil painting and sculpture

   

Software

 
 

Maya, ZBrush, Mari, Substance Designer and Painter, Marvelous Designer, Photoshop, DDO, Headus UVLayout, Mudbox,

  Shave and Hair Cut, Premiere, Shake
   
 

Experience

 

                Electronic Arts, Burnaby, Canada                                                                                   June 2017 - Present

  Character Artist II
  Modeling / texturing photo real human heads   
  Building realistic facial blendShapes for human characters based on scan      
             
 

                The Coalition, Microsoft, Vancouver, Canada                                                              May 2013 - June 2017

  Gears of War 4 (Xbox One, Win10)  - AAA game / Sr. Character Artist              
  - Modeled and textured 5 out of 6 main hero character's heads
  - Modeled facial blendShapes for the 5 main heros        
  - Built and textured hair and beard for some of main heroes        
  - Created and textured realistic style cloth in Marvelous Designer       
          
  Gears of War: Ultimate Edition (Xbox One, Win10) - AAA game / Sr. Character Artist
  - Modeled and textured some of main hero character's heads      
  - Built facial blendShapes for some of main heros        
  - Built and textured the flying robot - Jackbot
             
  Unannounced New IP ( Xbox One)         
  - modeled and textured photo real human main hero's heads and body based on scan 
  - Built photo real facial blendShapes for some of main heros based on scan        
             
 

                Rainmaker Entertainment                                                                                                              2006 - May 2013

 

Escape From Planet Earth - animated feature film / Lead Character Modeler, Lead Facial Modeler

 

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell - Conviction - cinematic game trailer / Lead Character Modeler, Lead Facial Modeler

 

Assassins Creed II - The Truth - cinematic game trailer / Lead Character Modeler, Lead Facial Modeler

Driver - cinematic game trailer / Lead Character Modeler, Lead Facial Modeler

  Cooper & Zinca - short film / Lead Character Modeler, Lead Facial Modeler
  Stumped - short film / Lead Character Modeler, Lead Facial Modeler
  Ting & Juma - short film / Lead Character Modeler, Lead Facial Modeler
  Nutty Professor - direct-to-DVD / Lead Character Modeler, Facial Modeler
  Barbie 12,13,14 - direct-to-DVD / Senior Character Modeler, Senior Hair&Fur Artist
   
 

                Starz Animation Toronto (now known as Arc Productions)                                            2004 - 2006

  Everyone's Hero - animated feature film / Character Modeler, Facial Modeler, Character Rigger              
  The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything - animated feature film / Character Modeler, Character Rigger
  The Happy Elf  - direct-to-DVD / Modeler, Facial Modeler
  Chop Socky Chooks - TV series / Facial Modeler, Character Rigger
   

Interests

 
 

Sketching Human faces and Human Anatomy

 

Digital Sculpting models

  Oil paintings
   
   
   
   
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