Pixel Pusher Podcast - Episode #1 with Charlie Foreman, Texture Artist at Naughty Dog!

General / 02 June 2019

Hey guys!

I was on a podcast last week with my good buds Dylan Abernethy and Ryan Levac! Originally I was approached for being on because we were friends and I had been looking for a job and so I was going to talk about my 10 month gap between college and my first job, but then I got hired! So we pivoted the topic. I talk about art school, critiques, what I did in my off time, my life, and some general advice for students.

also enjoy my ugly voice and me stumbling a million times over my mic audio cutting out (Thanks internet) and me forgetting to talk about branding as much as I should have, among other things. Shoutouts to everyone that's supported me so consider this one way of me giving back!

-Charlie~

Also go follow me on twitter, and these two!

Me - https://twitter.com/charliemew2 

Dylan - https://twitter.com/tiedie58 
https://www.artstation.com/tiedie 


Ryan - https://twitter.com/RyanLevac
https://www.artstation.com/ryanlevac 

Tutorials coming soon!

General / 20 May 2019

Hey guys!

A bit of radio silence as I expected with the move and starting my job/career, but I just ordered a Microphone and new desk so I can start to record some tutorials! I'll be releasing the first one hopefully by Mid June as a fundamentals of Substance Designer. If you guys have anything you would like to see in it, feel free to comment or send me a DM on artstation!

Cheers!

Charlie

I got a JORB!

General / 09 April 2019

Hi guys!

Sorry that I havent uploaded any tutorials like I promised, but I have some exciting news! I've just accepted a Contract Position as a texture artist at Naughty Dog! I start on April 30th so sadly my artstation activity's gonna be down the drain while I work on moving, getting housing, and the whole shebang. Thanks to absolutely everyone who has supported me so far and I'm excited to start making some more personal work purely for fun!

:D

-Charlie



New Publication - The Rookies

General / 28 March 2019

Hey guys!

I had an awesome time at GDC. to all my new followers I met there, and to all the folks that had followed me and said hi to me, I was super excited to meet you guys! Personal work is going to slow down because of some outside obligations I have for the next 2 weeks but I did want to share that I am now a contributor to The Rookies Blog! I'm pretty excited to have another publication out now and am grateful to Alwyn and co. for reaching out to me to write this post.

https://blog.therookies.co/2019/03/27/the-thought-process-in-creating-a-material-in-substance-designer/

You guys can read the article here, and check out my submission!

GDC 2019!

General / 18 March 2019

Hi ya'll! I'm visiting GDC in Sunny San Fran for the week! I'll be lurking around all the Substance Day talks and going to the expo all three days. If you see my nametag with my name on it feel free to say hi to me! I usually have a big goofy grin so I'm tough to miss.

As for the scene, I have a lot of work I still want to do on it but Material work and planning for this conference have slowed me down, so I figured I would upload the modular kit so far, foliage isnt pictured since its still in the SpeedTree pipes.

I hope everyone who's attending has a great time!


80 Level Article - Storytelling in Substance Designer

General / 25 February 2019

Hey guys! I had the privilege of writing for 80 level last weekend and it was posted today! Thanks to Kirill Tokarev for allowing me to share my work on his platform

You can read the article here - https://80.lv/articles/001agt-002mrs-tips-and-storytelling-in-substance-designer/


Big Portfolio Rehaul!

General / 16 February 2019

Hey guys! I got some awesome feedback from Dennis Porter and Chris Perrella recently about lighting, and I went through yesterday and updated every material I had that didn't have over 100 likes and updated the lighting and marmoset views, as well as how I present the texture flats. My Portfolio is a bit more homogonized now. Thanks to them for the feedback, and I'll likely take another lighting pass soon.

Here's one of the relights!~ The thumbnails of most pieces have changed as well. Go check out the new and improved me! We learn every day :D


400 followers!

General / 14 February 2019

I hit 400 followers today! I never would have thought a year ago I could have ever made it this far. When I left school I had a mere 26 followers, most of which were friends but now I've gotten quite a few new faces whom come and look at my art.

I've never felt more driven. As my page gains more traffic, my confidence grows. I know I'm improving. And I will continue to produce art to a higher and higher standard. Never stop dreaming and working.

-Charlie

New Year - Newish Scene

General / 06 January 2019

Happy New Year everyone! I mentioned 2 weeks ago having started a new scene though the holidays did their darndest to keep me away from it. I finally got a little bit of time to rough it out and toss a material in to start feeling out the piece. Probably gonna be a while before I show it off again!


New Scene Started!

General / 22 December 2018

I'm working on a new scene, even during some of the holidays!~ I threw together the blockout after gathering some reference but here's a first pass at one of the materials Can't wait to make some more!