My name is Kunal Mazumdar. Basically I am from
I have interest in stories and characters, movies, technology, photography and basic arts.
My life is a mixture of both good times and rough times. I called them rough not bad, because every one us have to face these times at one point and at these times one learn more about the life and himself. I still remember my primary and high school days, as those life is full friends, disciple and studies. Those are the best days of my life. After completing my Higher Secondary, I faced first phase of hard time, the struggle with my studies. I studied one year anthropology and I left it, as I realized that it was not for me. Than I lost one year by studying Microbiology. For one year I was doing very good and my best to study microbiology, biochem and botany, but after one year I realized that the university was not recognized. So like every other student I have to left the course and institute.
After that in 2004 I went to Delhi for further study. I joined Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics and choose Professional Diploma in 3D Animation and Visual Effects as course. Also I choose B.Sc. (IT) from SMU as my graduation course. Things were going right. But again I faced a tough time, in 2007, I was diagnosed with heavy lung infection. So, it took me one more year to complete my graduation. I finally complete my degree on 2008, and I finished some of my pending tasks in 2009. In early 2010 I have started to applying for a job. In fact a few of my friends whom I help in some small problems get jobs. So, I was confident to get one for myself. But in February my father asked me to come to Kolkata, as mother was ill.
But in late 2010, it is I was who have to face a biopsy on my face as I have swollen cheek for last few months. The doctor confirmed it as a bacterial infection and prescribed me medicines for next few months. On early 2011, my grandmother died in my paternal village. Hence I am with parents visited village to do the ritual works. After returning from village my mother get very seek, and seeing her condition I got very nervous and faced sugar problem. Even a doctor prescribed me insulin. But controlling dieting and using some digestive medicines, I get rid of the sugar problem. Till than I am controlling my diet and health. I promised mother once she is fully cured I will do a regular job and a masters degree (distance education). But god has some other plan. On late 2011, she left me forever. I was with life's biggest tragedy.
The next year, 2012 was nightmare for me. I was doing the rituals for my mothers. And trying to figure what and why it has happened to me. And also I have many questions on my mind about life. Slowly I get answer of them. I also realize that it is the rule of life to face birth, death, success and failure of life. Each of us has to face them. Some will face earlier and some will later, but we all do. Someday we will cry for someone and someday someone will cry for us. So, instead of stuck in the past we all have to live the life in present. Hence I started to do regular works e.g. work on 3D models, learning digital sculpting, use to sculpt in Mudbox and ZBrush. Also finished some new few 3D models. And this time I also read some good inspiring books by Dale Carnegie, Norman Vincent Peale, Brian Tracy etc.
Early on 2013, I have visited again the village to do the anniversary rituals for mother. Honestly feeling I have spent of most of my life with her and till I can not believe that I have lost her forever. Anyway After returning from the village I decided to go ahead on life. I have finished my demo reel, upload it, update my site and applied to few recruiters. I also get admission to MBA first semester as I have promised to mother. Yes, I have to get a job yet, but get some encouragement replays. But I believe soon I will get one.
From my childhood I am a fan of comics and movies. Some time I take the pencil and try to recreate the character or the scene. I have never got proper formal education on pencil art. But I am a self learner. So, I found out the books, web sites, tutorial videos and study them to learn more. As a science student I have interest in human anatomy and animal anatomy also, so I also like to do more study in anatomy. I also like art of photography and when ever I get chance I take photographs. Other than I like movie making and movie vfx with video game art.
I inspired myself by reading books, studying the great art works by masters and real world. I have found many good sites which are filled with many talented artist from various field. And I both enjoy and study their work. In the real world I inspire from nature and architecture. Currently my main focus in 3D modeling, but I also like concept art and character development. I have some ideas on papers and soon I will make them happen. As far as 3D modeling is concerned, I really enjoy them.
I am a great fan and user of Autodesk & Adobe software products. I find them easy and very creative. Most of the time I use Maya. When I started few year back, I want to learn every tool of Maya, but soon I realized that doing that is impossible. Instead learn the tools which are very important and useful. So, now my focus is more on the techniques rather than software.