Monday, January 30, 2012
Brainsynch: Dominic Qwek
Artist Dominic Qwek may be a newcomer to the Garage Kit hobby, but he's no novice when it comes to being an artist. Dominic has been a 3D artist for the gaming industry for a number years, and he's been working for one of the biggest companies in the industry, Blizzard, since 2008.
Dominic's recent foray into the GK hobby has resulted in a very nice 1/6th. scale resin bust titled, "Brainsynch". I was immediately attracted to the character for it's Guyver and Kamen Rider qualities. When I began painting the bust I very consciously wanted to avoid ending up with a Guyver styled paint scheme in terms of color. However, as I worked on it here and there after work it slowly but surely started to adopt that very look. So I had to step it down a few notches, grunge it up, and this is what I came up with.
Brainsynch is Dominic's first sculpture to be printed in 3D, and if it's any indication of what will be on the horizon, then hobbyists who are fond of original designs will be in for one Hell of a treat indeed. Be sure to have a look at Dominic's website, www.dominicqwek.com