Albron Alex Bronnings Who are you? My name is Alex Bronnings aka Albron. I'm a french freelance illustrator creating sexy muscled men in 3D. Years making muscle art? I started posting muscle art on the web in 2001... Something like that. But I've always drawn muscle guys... I was doing that when I was a kid... Any schooling - formal - for art, if any? I did Beaux-Art school here in France. 5 years of incredible studies... I already loved drawing nudes... Your professional artist inspiration? I won't be very original, Tom of Finland of course had always been a major influence in my work. I've discovered his work when I was in Beaux-Arts school and it was a real shock. What are your tools of the trade (wacom, Photoshop, number 5 pencil, etc.)? I'm working on Zbrush and Blender mostly. I'm sculpting my men using my cintiq tablet. It changed my life working with a cintiq... It was a big investment but I will never regret it. What motivates you to make muscle artwork? Well, it's something I've always liked to do. I've always loved muscle guys and being able to put them on paper has always been something natural. The good thing about CGI is that the technic always evolved. Blender for instance is always improving and allows you to do more and more things. I was very frustrated when I was drawing because it was not really my thing. I'm better at sculpting and modeling, I guess... It's more what I like to do. Is it a time consuming process? Yes it is. Sculpting can be very long. I'm trying to find way to shorten my creation process but it's still very long... And I'm learning a lot as I'm producing new images... You're always learning in life, but with several software to work with everyday like Zbrush, Blender and Marvelous designer, you learn a lot.
Why Muscle? Why not landscapes, still life or kittens? Kittens in 3D would be quite a challenge for me!! But that's a good idea!! Well, because drawing muscles are in my DNA I guess. What do you think the future holds for you - artistically, professionally? Well, I just opened my Patreon page today. Patreon is a great opportunity for me to be able to live from that part of my work. I'd love to be able to work only on my 3D men. That would be fantastic. There's so many things I'd love to do. Creating real 3D figurines, for instance. That would be fantastic!! Patreon is a long term commitment and work. I'll see what the future will bring. AlbronMuscle.com p .
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What distracts you? From working? My husband!! LOL Well, i'm lucky because he's leaving me a lot of time to work. What's really distract me to work?... Video games. Even if I play less than before, some games can captivate me totally. I felt entirely into Skyrim. I spent literally hundreds of hours into it. But I love so much doing my work and my men that when I have free time, I work on my men.
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