What an amazing experience! Team 3D and I spent the night at Katy Perry’s house a couple weeks ago, painting a huge 3D art piece in just seven hours! I was so excited when Katy and her PR team reached out to me, looking for an artist to create a 3D mural for her two day YouTube livestream – promoting the launch of her amazing new album ‘Witness’.
A 3D Art Marathon!
I knew I was going to need some help to get the painting done in seven hours – enter the incredible Julio Cèsar Jimenez and the lovely Terena Wong (Team 3D). We worked through the night to create a piece of 3D art that celebrated Katy’s new album, so we could surprise her when she woke up on Sunday!
I designed the piece leading up to the event, incorporating the eye imagery that graces the ‘Witness’ album cover and the visage of the singer herself. I also added in a little 3D art trickery with colourful abstract shapes and letters that created the illusion of height and depth in the painting.
The Hard Work Paid Off!
After seven hours of hard work, laughter and excitement, we finished! Katy came to see, and she loved it! We played with the painting together for a little while – so much fun! One of my favorite things about creating 3D art is seeing people interacting with and enjoying the completed piece. We left to get a little shut-eye, but the superstar kept coming back to play with the painting throughout the day.
Terena, Julio and I joined the 500 fans and contributors for Katy’s private concert on Sunday evening. We were honored to be included! Katy was on point in her performance as always – such amazing energy and emotion! It was a pleasure to see another kind of ‘artist’ killing it at her craft.
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