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33 Most Influential 3D Artists to Follow in 2024 (Instagram)

Last updated: December 30, 2023 - 15 min read
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3D art is relatively new as an art history term. But the genre has seen an enormous progression in a short time.

The 3D art world is now a thriving and ever-evolving industry. It is also an artistic medium in its own right. Recently, 3D artists are gaining more recognition in the art world by selling their work as NFTs.

We’ve listed 33 amazing 3D artists working today who capture unique aspects of the genre. Check them out if you are looking for inspiration for your own 3D art!

a 3D artists rending of a lightbulb wrapped with wire

 

What Is 3D Art?

In theory, 3D art is any three-dimensional creative work—from sculpture to 3D printing. These days, 3D art most often refers to the digital rendering of characters and concepts for video games, movies, or other artwork.

3D artists use specialized software. And they creatively produce photorealistic, abstract, or otherworldly visuals from scratch. Cinema 4D or Maya are popular choices. Also, excellent and free 3D software, like Blender, is available for download.

A plethora of educational resources are also available online to help you learn this new form of media. Many of the 3D artists on our list also have a YouTube channel.

a 3D artists rending of abstract objects on yellow background

 

33 Influential 3D Artists to Follow

Let’s look at the fantastic 3D artists who have inspired us recently! Each of these artists uses some form of 3D software to bring something unique to their different styles of art and design.

1. Beeple

Mike Winkelmann (Beeple) is a star among motion designers and 3D artists. He became an overnight household name when he sold an NFT of his work for $69 million!

Beeple gained popularity for originating the “everyday'” movement. He created and posted original 3D art daily for over a decade. And you will see that many other 3D artists on our list have joined this movement.

His portfolio shows us a variety of playful and often grotesque reimaginings of familiar pop culture icons.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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2. Antoni Tudisco

Antoni Tudisco is a creative director and 3D visual artist, born and raised in Hamburg. His 3D-rendered characters look like they are on a music video set or a high-end conceptual fashion shoot.

He has brought his unique flavor to advertising campaigns for Nike, Versace, Google, Sony, and many more.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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3. Visualdon

Visualdon was born in Zimbabwe but is now based in the UK. This 3D artist creates sci-fi-inspired animation, visuals, and loops.

He mainly works with Cinema 4D and After Effects to create hauntingly beautiful dreamscapes. The image below is a rare still from one of his psychedelic looping short movies.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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4. Fvckrender

This talented digital artist is based in Vancouver. Fvckrender works in many forms. But his 3D work is mainly created in Cinema 4D.

An icy color palette and geometric forms are a staple of his animation and images. The disembodied forms in his futuristic 3D artworks remind us of relics from a beautiful but terrifying potential future.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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5. Studio-JQ

Jonathan Quintin (Studio-JQ) is another artist on his list who gets inspiration from the cosmos. His passion for outer space can be seen throughout his futuristic images. These visions are embellished with neon and candy-colored surprises.

He works on advertising campaigns for clients (such as Mitsubishi Motors or Tommy Hilfiger) and his own freelance projects. Whatever the project, he brings creativity to everything he does!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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6. Annibale Siconolfi

Annibale Siconolfi is an Italian 3D artist. His background in architecture is clear in his stunning portfolio of dystopian cityscapes.

Environmental concerns also influence his intricate sci-fi scenes. This includes issues like global warming, overpopulation, and pollution.

He does complex 3D modeling. He uses Maxon Cinema 4D, Otoy Octane, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe After Effects.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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7. Sarper Baran

Sarper Baran is a 3D artist and concept designer from Turkey.

His portfolio reveals cinematic visions of a dystopian future. Fantastic characters confront our gaze in futuristic portraits. Neo-noir automobiles seem to sail through liquid cities at night.

Sarper is also a founder of ArtGrab, where you can find more incredible artwork from many 3D artists.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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8. Josh Pierce

Josh Pierce is a 3D artist and motion designer focusing on surreal themes within sublime landscapes. His masterful use of color and composition is quickly gaining recognition in the digital art world.

In his portfolio, abstract forms of neon light are juxtaposed with natural landscapes. This creates surreally beautiful effects.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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9. Marco Zagara

Marco Zagara is a 3D and 2D Digital Artist based in Italy. He mainly uses Blender to create his playful and dreamlike visions.

We often see fantasy characters throughout his portfolio going about their daily business. But this is a day in another reality we can almost recognize from a movie or a dream.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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10. Kaiwan Shaban

Kaiwan Shaban is a photographer who taught himself to create 3D art during the pandemic. He utilizes his background in cinema to create unique neo-noir artwork.

His images often show us a mysterious lone figure on a strange journey into an unknown night.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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11. Davansh Atry

Davansh Atry is a self-taught 3D artist from India. He mainly uses Blender 3D and Photoshop to create his eerie works of art.

Davansh finds inspiration in the aesthetic of film photography and night photography. His skillful use of neon lighting enhances his dark scenes.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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12. Alexy Préfontaine (Aeforia)

Alexy Préfontaine is a 3D artist from Montreal, Canada. He blends surreal landscapes and digital portraiture to create unique narratives.

We are amazed by the emotional impact of his surrealistically pretty pictures. His complex 3D artworks focus on color, balance, and emotion—down to the smallest details.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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13. Eliseo H. Zubiri

Eliseo H. Zubiri is an art director and designer from Argentina. He is a master of blending tones. A dreamy, muted palette complements his cinematic visions.

Unsurprisingly, many of his surreal narrative scenes are collaborations with filmmakers. He has also worked with clients such as Microsoft and Spitfire Audio.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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14. Lumi

Stepping into Lumi’s 3D world will leave you dazzled. His futuristic designs are rich in color and full of possibility and positivity. He has freelance projects. And Lumi has created incredible images in collaboration with Adobe, Netflix, and Universal Studios.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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15. Matt Mills

Matt Mills is a digital artist and software engineer from Texas. He creates stunning psychedelic abstract designs using Photoshop, FilterForge, and Cinema 4D.

His meditative work invokes a range of emotions. Over 300 musicians and producers have also used his work as album artwork.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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16. Eashan Misra

Eashan Misra is a self-taught artist and self-proclaimed astronaut from India. He works in graphic design with a background in advertising. His passion for space is evident in the unique style of his CGI renders of an astronaut exploring daily life.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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17. Dizzy Viper

Dizzy Viper has made one 3D artwork every day for over five years. He is versatile in his themes. But automobiles and other modes of transportation are prominent features.

He uses Cinema 4D and Octane Render to envision futuristic cities or natural scenes.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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18. Rolands Zilvinskis

Rolands Zilvinskis is a 3D artist and designer from Latvia, now based in Ireland. His 3D Art is highly conceptual, with a sci-fi aesthetic.

His humanoid characters are highly detailed and beautifully rendered. Their surreal narratives are also strangely relatable. They stir up a range of emotions in the viewer.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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19. Seventh Voyage

Seventh Voyage’s portfolio is very diverse. We often see familiar characters from movies and popular culture but in surprising situations. His 3D world is a wonderland with a horror or action movie vibe.

The self-described Photoshop addict also uses Blender to create skillful 3D artwork.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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20. Marischa Becker

Marischa Becker is a digital artist based in South Africa. Her work is mainly inspired by superhero movies and her love of space art. The contrast of electric skies and natural elements with cosmic characters is a feature of her stunning work.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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21. Liam Pannier

Liam Pannier is a freelance 3D artist from France. His work follows the narrative of a lone astronaut floating in space or exploring unfamiliar planets.

His beautifully rendered images conjure a range of emotions. As we never see his hero’s face, we can only guess what he is experiencing on his voyage.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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22. Perry Cooper

Perry Cooper is a 3D motion graphic designer from the United States. He has worked with Cinema 4D for almost 20 years and has an expansive portfolio of 3D motion graphics.

He renders both abstract forms and product designs. And vibrant pastel shades and fluorescent colors are consistent.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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23. Teun van der Zalm

Dutch artist Teun van der Zalm’s portfolio is a range of cosmic formations he calls nebulae worlds.

Hubble’s images inspired him. And Teun developed his method for creating nebula structures in 3D using mathematics and physics. Most of his works are 3D animation loops that will leave you starstruck.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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24. Yomagick

Yomagick is a freelance designer and talented 3D artist from Poland.

His work reminds us of surrealist paintings that have come to life. He combines the beauty of nature with abstract elements to present unique visions of a world that is strangely close to our own.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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25. Ahmed Emad Eldin

Ahmed Emad Eldin is an Egyptian artist. Adobe has listed him as one of ‘The Most Creative Visual Artists under 25.” And he has also won awards for his creative work on Pink Floyd’s last album art.

His beautiful 3D renders are very cinematic. They remind us of surreal dreams or fantastic nightmares.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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26. Boltron

Boltron is a versatile 3D artist based in Barcelona. He has collaborated with clients such as Adobe, Facebook, and Nike.

His incredible fluorescent forms explore color, shape, balance, and texture. They remind us of futuristic liquid sculpture in a neo-modern gallery.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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27. Mostafa Khaled

Mostafa Khaled is an art director and 3D artist from Cairo. He uses Cinema 4D and Photoshop to create his stunning visions of a hypnotic alternative reality.

Mostafa posts daily renders of his fluorescent night visions on his Instagram feed.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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28. Fesq

Fesq is a Brazilian 3D artist and art director.

His work focuses on cyborg or humanoid characters who often seem to be in a state of transformation.

These images share a deliciously dark and saturated color palette. It may be a dark reality, but it’s bathed in neon light.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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29. Lorem

Lorem used to create a new poster of his artwork every single day. This amazing 3D artist has an obsession with geometric forms.

His incredibly realistic renders glimmer with photoelasticity. The motion and color of his 3D renders have a unique ability to encapsulate the viewer’s emotions.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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30. Brellias

Matías Vivanco Brellenthin (Brellias) is a CG digital artist from Chile. He uses Blender to create stunning 3D images of dystopian landscapes. Hypnotic neon purple and blue tones are present in most of his sci-fi-inspired conceptual art.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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31. Shaun Jonas

Shaun Jonas uses 3D Blender and Photoshop for his incredible art. Movies often inspire his renders.

Scrolling through his images, we see recognizable characters and a few unique new heroes. Shaun’s detailed descriptions of each image’s story are a joy to read.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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32. Maskarade

Brandon Bolmer (Maskarade) is a self-taught audiovisual artist from California. His sci-fi-inspired combination of music and 3D artwork is powerfully unique.

In his portfolio, we see cyborg forms encrusted with gold and jewels, lost in their own narrative.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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33. Tuomo Korhonen

Tuomo Korhonen is a Finnish artist who primarily makes artwork for the music industry. He has also collaborated with clients like Adobe, Netflix, and Sony.

His surreal characters are both beautiful and disturbing. They are brought to life by his mastery of light and color.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Conclusion: Most Influential 3D Artists to Follow

3D art is a hot topic that continues to grow in popularity. With the rise of NFTs, gaining recognition, making money from digital art is much easier.

If you want inspiration to start creating 3D art yourself, these 33 artists should get your creative juices flowing. Do you agree with our list? Drop us a comment with your favorite 3D artist under this post!