L-E-N-T-E- S-C-U-R-A
L-E-N-T-E- S-C-U-R-A
Digital Artist
Rome, Italy

Summary

The Art of Lente Scura

Prints of the artwork of Lente Scura for sale
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Websites
https://lentescura.artstation.com/
www.behance.net/LenteScura
https://www.deviantart.com/l-e-n-t-e-s-c-u-r-a
www.instagram.com/lentescura/

Artist Statement
Lente Scura is a digital artist who combines photo-manipulation and digital painting techniques to create emotive digital paintings of subjects struggling with emotional states and dream-like environments. Lente Scura takes the viewer on an emotional journey through visually striking digital compositions filled with dramatic anguish and beauty, giving insight into the complexity of emotions of the subjects of each painting.

To convey the emotional message of each work, the artist focuses on how the human form through light and color and atmospheric ambiguity emanates energy and motion, creating at times a vortex of haunting emotional landscapes, where the artist portrays the ranges of Humanity.

Lente Scura’s art has its roots in the classical painting of Italy, American painting of the mid-1800s, and in the German Expressionism and Surrealism movements of the early to mid-1900s. Lente Scura works within these styles, allowing the artist to portray at times ethereal beauty and at times immense horror and anguish. This mixture of styles leans to the dream quality of Lente Scura’s art, allowing the artist to focus not on reality in terms of environment, time, or location, but in the realm of dreams and all its hopes and fears and its endless struggle of voice and individuality.

Lente Scura holds undergraduate degrees in literature and in painting and drawing and a Masters of Fine Art in Digital Art and Media, allowing the artist to combine the fields of literature and traditional painting with the digital world, creating a surreal dream world that has become the embodiment of the spirit and soul of the artist.

Contract Work
Roblox
San Mateo, CA
Contract 3D Modeler/Artist
Duties: Designing 3D characters and game assets, UV mapping and UV layouts, and texture
mapping and texture painting. Additional duties include rigging game characters, working
within teams, and working with pipeline game processes in the development of game assets
and content.

Contract Digital Sculptor/Artist
Jabberwock Toys
Atlanta, Ga
Designing and sculpturing 3D models for product design, UV mapping and UV layouts, texture
mapping and texture painting, lighting, and producing renders of designs. Additional duties include working within teams and working with pipeline design processes in the development of models for production.

Contract Illustrator/Artist
Disney Publishing Worldwide
Burbank, CA
Duties: Designing illustrations for novels and related products, developing concepts and
compositions for novels and related products. Additional duties include working with creative
teams, meeting deadlines, completing revisions and contributing creative input.

Contract Illustrator/Artist
Simon and Schuster
New York, NY
Duties: Designing illustrations for novels and related products, developing concepts and
compositions for novels and related products. Additional duties include working with creative
teams, meeting deadlines, completing revisions and contributing creative input.

Gallery Exhibit
• Gauntlet Gallery, Digital Renaissance Exhibit

Competitions
• Beautiful Bizarre Magazine Art Prize Competition: Finalist for the Digital Art Prize

Publications
• Averages: Infinity War Destiny Arrives: Marvel Press; Illustrated edition (April 2, 2019), Author Liza Palmer. Book cover illustrations.
• Under A Midnight Sun: Simon and Schuster; cover illustrations (expected publication: 2021)
• ImageFX, Xpose feature, UK Edition: Issue 142 (11/04/2016)
• Contributing artist on Death Cutthroat Caverns: Death Incarnate by Smirk and Dagger:
• Artwork for John Anthony Family of Wines, John Anthony Vineyards serial wines
• Artwork featured NILVX: A Book of Magic
• Contributing artist, Issue Nine, Alchemy
• Lucas Thorn, book cover: Rise of the Fel Queen and The Ripper's Wife
• Artwork for CD cover for The Seas
• Get Inspired Magazine Collection 1: Masters of Paint

Features for Online Publications
• Featured on Wacom Gallery
• Featured: Scene360
• Featured: This Is Cool
• Featured: Kai Fine Art
• Featured: Urban Muse
• Feature: Urban Muse Spring 2017 First Addition
• Feature: in_blck
• Featured: Cross Connect
• Featured: Paintable

Please don't reproduce or copy in any form without permission. All work is copyrighted

Lente Scura (a.k. Paul F. Orlando)

Skills

2D AnimationDigital PaintingIllustrationRendering3D AnimationCharacter ModelingFacial Rigging & AnimationHard Surface ModelingLightingProp ModelingRiggingUV MappingCharacter DesignCharacter AnimationDrawingProp DesignProduct DesignProduction DesignDigital ArtPhysically Based RenderingTexture BakingAnimationModelingLighting and RenderingMatt PaintingPhotomanipulaitonUV Mapping and Texture Painting

Software proficiency

3ds Max
3ds Max
Maya
Maya
Modo
Modo
3DCoat
3DCoat
ZBrush
ZBrush
Substance Painter
Substance Painter
Substance Designer
Substance Designer
Marmoset Toolbag
Marmoset Toolbag
Knald
Knald
xNormal
xNormal
UVLayout
UVLayout
Photoshop
Photoshop
Painter
Painter
Premiere
Premiere
After Effects
After Effects
Lumino
Lumino
Fusion 360
Fusion 360
Unreal Engine
Unreal Engine
Unity
Unity
Toon Boom Studio
Toon Boom Studio
Animate
Animate