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Luc Bégin

Biography
I loved to do realistic pencil drawings in my younger years, along with other media such as oil painting, sculpting, etc. Since 2000, I have been working in 3D modeling as a generalist, but also specializing in realistic characters and other organic forms. My strongest areas are modeling, sculpting, texturing, shading and lighting.

Projects
Personal favorite 3D modeling projects include variations of a personal Arnold Schwarzenegger model, Daniel Craig, and a high end sports car concept model.

    

Mike Hill

Biography
After first discovering clay at my local riverbank at the age of 4, and realizing I could make my own figures and toys, I have been fascinated with sculpting and the life you can bring to inanimate clay ever since. I like to work in all scales, everything from figure kits to life-size silicone figures. I’m very honored to be working with Molecule8.

Projects
Personal favorite past sculpture works are life-size Karloff (sipping tea), Lugosi’s Dracula and the Wicked Witch of the West. But as always, the best is yet to come.

Rovo Jin

Biography
Currently based in South Korea, I have been in this business for well over 10 years and the process is still enjoyable. There are so many future projects that I would like to work on. I am completely sure that I will still be in this industry even when all my hair has turned white.

Projects
Personal favorite figure projects are my early career project Neo (The Matrix), David Beckham action figure in 2007 and then a statue in 2017, and my recent project called “J,” which used an experimental approach that I was very pleased with.

         

K.A. Kim

Biography
Ever since I was young my hobby consisted of drawing caricatures and figure drawings of people on the street, finding joy in bringing out that certain person’s realism and characteristics.

After I learned how to sculpt, I felt blissful when I was able to realistically portray a certain person as a three-dimensional figure. I love paying attention to small details as well as sculpting figures, therefore being a “Figure Artist” is an ideal job that combines what I love the most. I enjoy sculpting so much that time flies by without realizing I haven’t gotten up from the work station even once. It is an exciting and enjoyable process.

There is a Confucius saying that I really like that says “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” The saying fits me perfectly.

Projects
My most memorable projects are Marilyn Monroe, 1:4 scale Batman, and Terminator. The most memorable projects are indeed enjoyable, but they were also the hardest. I think that is the reason why they are so memorable. I do not just sculpt the figures little by little, but I make thorough observations of the protagonist as well as his/her life. I hope that all my future projects will rise to the title of being “ the best” and I hope that many people will agree. I am ecstatic to be working with Molecule8.

    

Yumi Kim

Biography
I was in my mid-20’s when I was introduced to figurines. My interest in them quickly grew. I am especially interested in action figures. At first I started out as just a collector, but soon after it lead me to become a figure sculptor because of my fascination for collectible figures. I quit the job I was in and after many trials and errors, I became the sculptor I am today.

Sculpting to me is something that is always new, enjoyable and something that I am very grateful for. It is also a skill that I will continue to pursue and study throughout my life. I am very happy to be working alongside Molecule8 and I am very excited for what is to come.

Projects
My most memorable project is “Kerberos Panzer Jäger.” It is my first head sculpt that became an official product. It also marks the beginning of my career as a sculptor. To this day, my favorite projects include “Nelson Mandela,””The Last Samurai,” and “Django Unchained.”

    

Dan Moore

Biography
I have been drawn to art for as long as I can remember. Drawing when I should have been writing. Trained as a product designer, I was introduced to digital sculpting and I was hooked. I still get huge inspiration from 2D illustrations and regularly bury my head in an “Art of” book, but it is sculpture that really speaks to me. This passion has allowed me to forge a career as a 3D modeler and digital sculptor working in the visual effects industry and to the opportunity to work on projects with Molecule8.

Projects
Personal favorite projects include the VES award-winning digital orangutan “Maya” for energy company SSE’s ad. Also, I was honoured to work on modeling & sculpting the Baby Groot model body for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. And I am currently working on the Warner Bros. release of The Jungle Book (2018).