3dluvr: Please introduce yourself.
My name is Maciej Kuciara, I was born in a small polish town back in 1984. Ever since I was a kid I've had two passions, football and art. My days are spent painting, taking short trips through the boulevard, and spending time with my girl Evelyn.
3dluvr: What is your specialty?
I mostly concentrate on doing illustrations and concept art for my clients, but lately my focus has been on matte painting, as it is what I would really like to do professionally. I love painting anything that requires a detailed rendering.
3dluvr: How long have you been doing art?
I have been doing art professionally for the past 5 years, up until a year ago I was strictly a watercolor and acrylic artist. My 2d CG career began in September of 2003, when I got my first graphics tablet. It only took me a few months to become very passionate about the possibilities of CG painting and I discovered that it was what I wanted to do with my life. I have also recently gotten into 3d graphics, learning the basics of modeling and mapping in 3ds max. Its amazing what doors owning a tablet has opened for me.
3dluvr: Why did you become an artist?
Oh its in my blood, my late father was an avid art lover (or should I say Luvr?). Ever since I was a child, paper and pencils have been my closest friends. Drawing was how I spent my time and the passion continues to this day.
As for becoming a CG artist, I must thank Tomek Baginkski and his animated short, "The Cathedral", which inspired me to look into CG.