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I'm a 16-year-old self tought artist from Greece, but I mainly inhabit the internet.

I love photography, filmmaking, 3D modeling playing videogames, procrastinating, eating, and staying up late at night (I do regret it a lot every morning). I would like to become a professional 3D/visual effects artist or a video game developer.

However, others like me are unlikely to be found in the small town where I live, and even though I have friends, I don't feel like I fit in. Art makes me happy, making a piece of paper come to life or a cube transformed into anything is truly rewarding... My imagination is the only limit.


Teen's Bedroom by MichaelTzan
Teen's Bedroom
Finished this a while ago, but I couldn't quite get the lighting I wanted. I'm still not 100% happy with the result, so if I work on it again and achieve something better, I'll update it.

Modeled in Blender                 
Rendered with Blender Cycles
1000 samples @ 1920:1080 
Render time: 9 minutes
Mirror's Edge - Merc's Lair Final Concept by MichaelTzan
Mirror's Edge - Merc's Lair Final Concept
Placed some random untextured buildings to get an idea of how I want the final scene to be.
It's obviously still a work in progress, I'm currently working on the interior. After that I'll start adding shaders and textures and it will be ready.

Modeled in Blender
Rendered with Blender Cycles
Mirror's Edge Catalyst by MichaelTzan
Mirror's Edge Catalyst
Mirror's Edge has a special place in the hearts of all the people who played it. Its stunning visuals, smooth animations, original gameplay, the badass protagonist Faith and the incredible soundtrack are the main things it stood out for. But even then, it didn't sell well, and got a lot of mixed reviews; some love it, and some others are just bad at it. ;P
It had many flaws however. A weak story, problematic combat, short duration and some horrific cutscenes were there to keep it from being a perfect game. And yet, because it is, to this day, one of the most unique games there are, its problems don't ruin the experience.

The fact that DICE is rebooting the franchise makes me more than happy. It is undoubtedly one of my favourite games of all time, and I have played a lot of games. The trailer shown on E3 2015, no kidding, made me tear up, not just because it was beautiful and the music was once again amazing, but also because it was like seeing a good friend I hadn't seen in years. It looks like it's going to be a very well made game, and the fact that DICE took their time developing it is very comforting. Having a game a little late but complete is better than getting a broken game early. I'm sure they've learnt from their mistakes and will provide us with a great product.

I can't wait to get my hands on it and be able to discuss it with the rest of the Mirror's Edge community!
Mirror's Edge - Merc's Lair 3D Model by MichaelTzan
Mirror's Edge - Merc's Lair 3D Model
So, everyone hates the cutscenes from Mirror's Edge. EVERYONE. At first I thought they were a bit weird but okay, but as I played the game again and again, I realised how annoying it is that they didn't take advantage of the graphics the game had and create the cutscenes with the same engine. 
I wish I could recreate them, using the same audio which was pretty good. I'll make more ME models not just because I love the game, but also in case I get better at animating, in which case, I'll start recreating the cutscenes, and hopefully I'll get support for it.

Modeled in Blender
Rendered with Blender Cycles
500 samples @ 1920x1080
Render time: about 2 minutes
I Love Videogames Wallpaper (1920x1080) by MichaelTzan
I Love Videogames Wallpaper (1920x1080)
I made this as a texture for a 3D model of a mug and thought it would be nice if I made a higher-res copy and upload it in case someone wants it.
You can download it if you want! 

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Mad42Sam Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you for the fav :)
Aionysos Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav!
dopewalkaa Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015
Thanks for the favs :)
Voleuro Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the Fave! Really appreciate it! :Bummies: 
BD-Input Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thx for the Fav :D
Lunalu-san Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist
Thanks for the fave^^
AkiGD Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
Thanks for the fave!:)
Joe-Roberts Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
 Thanks for faving :)
Dome City by Joe-Roberts 
MichaelTzan Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! Really nice picture, kinda reminds me of Gallifrey... :D (Big Grin) 
darellano-art Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav! you have a cool gallery and art related to dr who (one of my favorite serie when I was younger)
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