Dominic Maximilian Foong

One of the reasons I chose Chris over an online training school, is because this format allows me to interact directly.

dominic maximilian foong artist

About Dominic

He is currently the founder and active as a storyboard and illustrator at Pen and Paper studios based in singapore. Always looking out to help his clients achieve their Goals!

Do you find this useful?

Pin it Post on FB Tweet

387 Words written by Dominic

~1 Minute to read

Review

Tell us about yourself: Who are you, what do you love to do and where are you from?

Hi I’m Dominic and I run a storyboard and illustration studio, Pen and Paper Studios. We’re based in Singapore. We help our clients build their brand story through the use of visuals. Be it a web commercial or a themed attraction, we help clients sell the features and also align the visuals with their core brand values. One of our most fun projects right now is the visualising of a themed attraction that is in development in Singapore. It is exciting in scope and will be a world-class park when it opens.

dominic maximilian foong art environment mentorship rome snow

Massive Rome

This was my first image with Chris. We used several still from old Roman-themed films to establish a color palette and build up the composition using 3D assets. Chris has also taught me how to build assets for this image.

What were the biggest problems you faced when you started as an artist?

As with any artist that is starting, finding the right fit for a job is the hardest. Coming from a small economy like Singapore, art-related jobs are few and highly sought after. Every artist who wants to work in the entertainment industry wants to be a concept artist or character designer but these opportunities are very limited. After all, there are only a few AAA game companies on this tiny island.

Why did you choose our concept art school and not other art schools?

Chris is a very patient mentor. He was very helpful in guiding and leading me to learn the pipeline. One of the reasons I chose Chris over an online training school, is because this format allows me to interact directly with the mentor and he can answer and cater to my questions and capacities more effectively.

dominic maximilian foong art environment mentorship rome

Rome

This piece focuses more on the drama of the shot. We worked with a ton of reference pictures to compose this picture with the evocative feel of the “Gladiator” film.

What did you do during the mentorship and what helped you on each task?

I was planning to use some 3D in Blender in my pipeline to help create visuals. The project that I started with Chris was to visualize a snapshot of life in a Roman city. Learning Blender has been very useful to block out a composition. The ability to rapidly make simple buildings allowed me to create a city in moments. Very fun.

How was the mentorship for you?

It was very helpful! Overcoming my hesitation to build in 3D was a big plus point. Learning Blender through Chris has made me see how easy it can be to use 3D in my workflow and how efficient it can be to design massive cityscapes.

What would you say when you recommend us to someone who needs help?

Be clear about what you want to learn because that will allow the mentor to diagnose and prescribe the right exercises for you to push yourself. Be humble and patient with yourself. It takes time to learn a new package before you feel comfortable enough to wield the tools to a high level of proficiency.

Personal images

(Before the mentorship)

dominic maximilian foong art personal scifi charactere

Sci-Fi Character​

A character piece where I was focused on creating a sci-fi world. The direction was to reimagine these characters as part of a model kit box set.
dominic maximilian foong art personal space elevator

Space Elevator

A space elevator scene that was built from scratch with some use of aerial photography. Part of the same world for the scifi character.

Related mentorships

Related reviews

Related results

lie setiawan art environment mentorship desert kingdom
lie setiawan art illustration mentorship fighting scene
otto metzger art concept art mentorship atrium
otto metzger art environment mentorship practice 01
eric gris art environment mentorship a quiet place
eric gris art environment mentorship an audacious heist
eric gris art environment mentorship cave tample
william williams art concept art mentorship bridge palace
alessandro paviolo art environment mentorship medieval
alessandro paviolo art environment mentorship aztec
gabriel juarez art environment mentorship arab
gabriel juarez art environment mentorship hall
gabriel juarez art environment mentorship jungle
stefan stankovic art concept art mentorship prince of persia inspired
stefan stankovic art concept art mentorship roman legions 01
stefania castagna art concept art mentorship cave temple 02
michele nucera art concept art mentorship refinery rome
michele nucera art concept art mentorship the mill
matthew maurice jamsen art concept art mentorship space ship
matthew maurice jamsen art concept art mentorship station
matthew maurice jamsen art environment mentorship aztec 01
matteo paolini art concept art mentorship cyberpunk chinatown
matteo paolini art concept art mentorship cyberpunk
matteo paolini art concept art mentorship mothertree
brit pease art environment mentorship dock city
marceau nakayama art concept art mentorship truck harbor
marceau nakayama art environment mentorship mars station
marceau nakayama art environment mentorship shipbreak india
marceau nakayama art concept art mentorship gunsman

Contact Us, We Help You Out!

Ask Us