Forms, Shapes, and Colors: Peter Tarka Takes 3D Art to the Next Level

Peter Tarka’s 3D art is much more than that – it’s a visual experience. Using forms, shapes, and bold colors, he produces immersive illustrations that feel very much now (the kind of futuristic art you might’ve imagined growing up). And with more than 130k followers on Instagram and selected clients that include Apple, Nike, Audi, and Google – people are clearly drawn to his magic.

Fascinated with architecture since a very young age, Tarka says that moving to 3D was the natural step for him. “The super realistic and sci-fi designs that were dominating the 3D scene back then didn’t appeal to me, so I decided to move to a bit more of an illustrative approach,” he told Medium.

But his path to 3D illustration was one he took by himself. “I’m fully self taught, studied economics and dropped out of school after obtaining my bachelor degree,” he says. “I didn’t even think about doing a masters degree.”

“I’m a really horrible drawer,” he added talking about the process itself, “so I always start the with 3D. Colors and textures are usually the last step for me and there’s a lot of mixing in that stage. I’ve got a selection of my 30–35 favorite kind of materials and I try to mix them with colors and textures to get the right results.”

Follow his Instagram page for a pop of color.