Meet Luis Ditter! Luis is a 3D artist living in Canoas City, in the Rio Grande do Sul State of Brazil. He is 40 years old and just in the beginning stages of his art career. In 2008, after 20 years working in another profession, he decided it was time to follow his heart and create life from his hands. He remembered the clay that he had loved as a child.
How or why did you start working dimensionally?
When I was younger I created my toys from clay... Superman, Ironman... all the heroes that I liked I sculpted and painted them for the joy of it. Actually, that was when I discovered polymer clay... it changed my life!
What or who has influenced the way you work?
My influences started as a kid with Disney magazines. Mickey and Donald were a part of me. Today, the artist that I identify with most is Liz Lomax.
Please describe your working process.
I begin with a sketch to draw out the idea and define the positions of the figure. I create the sculpture using Bozzi Polymer Clay, then I paint it with acrylics.
What do you enjoy the most/least about working dimensionally?
For me it is one of the best things in life! I love creating my own world, my own objects, animals and people.
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