Coming soon in 2014! My first novel entitled THE GATEWAY
Including 30 illustrations and concept art made by me.
Link for Pierre Drolet IMDB
(Technical details) All 3D models have been built and rendered in LightWave. Textures in Photoshop.
ABOUT PIERRE DROLET
Well, I was born in Québec City, Canada, just a few months before Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. Yes, this makes me only twenty nine years old and working in the business for thirty years. The truth is I was part of the generation that was influenced by the conquest of space as we grew up watching Star Wars, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Cosmos 1999, not to mention the Saturday morning cartoons that I used to love to watch.
At the ripe age of two I started to draw everything that was fascinating to me as a child from horses to spaceships. During my adolescence I experimented with various medium such as acrylic, oil painting, air brush, clay and wood sculpture, and of course the old traditional pencil HB. For the younger generation, remember that back then computers were not readily accessible yet for everyone.
After high school I went on to college and graduated in graphic communication at Laval University. As luck would have it in 1995 I got a job in the video game industry as a Lead 2D Artist. In 1999 there was a international contest that was sponsored by a US-based company which a friend told me about it. I did so without any expectations, and surprisingly, I won the contest based on three 3D images that I made for the competition. The winning prize was a job as a CGI modeler at Foundation Imagine in Los Angeles... and that made me very happy!
So here we are after fourteen years in California and still with a French Canadian accent. Since I moved to LA I have worked as the Lead Modeler for many companies including Eden FX, Universal Studios and now at Pixomondo with some of the most talented people in the industry. One of my biggest strengths is that I can design and build at the same time. I have had the chance and privilege to work on some TV shows and movies like Star Trek (Voyager) (Enterprise) (Nemesis), Battlestar Galactica, Firefly (Serenity) and many others.
In November 2012, my beloved girlfriend Lan and I went to Seattle to visit her relatives. (beautiful city by the way). Lan's uncle Jason and her cousin Hali brought me to “The Museum of Flight Aviation” and I felt like a kid in a candy store looking at all those awesome aircrafts, which gave me an idea. I have built and designed a lot of 3D models of all kind since I started my career in LA. As an individual I usually fly under the radar and pretty much stay out of the public eye, but the funny part is I am pretty sure that many of you have seen my work somewhere somehow... especially if you like science fiction.
For the first time I am finally taking the time to sit down in front of my computer and go through my models collection, and make renders of them for my virtual Sci-Fi museum. As I look back at some of my work and the perspective I had at the time, I realized that some of the models have a story behind them which I would like to share with you.
By the way, because I cannot put everything at once on the website as this would require a considerable amount of work, I will add some new models every few months. I hope you will enjoy the Sci-Fi museum and thank you for your interest.