Seen here are two of his most recent pieces – “COMPUTER LIFE” and “NEON NIGHTS”.
If you’re impressed by these, be sure to check out the rest of his work on ArtStation. He can also be followed on Twitter and Instagram.
We spoke to Max about his work.
How did you first get into art, and 3D graphics? How long have you been doing this?
I’ve been into art my whole life. When I was a little kid I was always drawing, and eventually that lead to Photoshop and photography stuff, and now 3D.
Are there any other artists, or works of sci-fi, you’re inspired by?
There are a ton of artists on Instagram that I follow, which is a great way to have constant inspiration popping up. Beeple is usually my go-to when I need some quick inspiration, particularly his sci-fi stuff from a few years ago. A lot of ideas also come from watching movies like Blade Runner, or playing games like Destiny, both of which have some pretty amazing imagery.
Are there any particular themes to your work? What are you hoping to convey to your viewers?
I guess I usually don’t try to tell a specific story in my artwork. Most of the time my priority is just to make it look cool, and if people see some kind of message or whatever then that’s great. I guess if there’s one reoccurring theme, it’s sort of the idea of feeling insignificant against some giant (usually glowing) thing towering above someone.
What software do you use?
I use Blender and Photoshop for all my artwork. Blender is absolutely amazing for 3D stuff, and somehow it’s even free. Photoshop is great for adding fx on top of rendered images, such as dust, scratches, smoke, etc. But, the biggest reason I use it is to manipulate the colours and lighting to add a lot more punch to images. It’s crazy how much of a difference you can make to renders if you are decent at editing photos.