Santa Monica Studio Character Artist Katon Callaway has been working as a character artist and modeller for over 10 years. He currently works as a Lead Character for DICE (EA Digital Illusions CE AB) in Los Angeles. Prior to that he spent over seven years as a Senior Character Artist/Character Modeler at Sony Computer Entertainment America
After he Graduated from Pikes Peak Community College (with his associates in arts) in Colorado Springs, Katon worked as an intern at animation studio where he realized he could combine his two loves; art and video games.
Working in the video game industry since 2004, Katon has had the opportunity to work on many games, including God of War III, and more recently God of War Ascension. Throughout the God Of War Acsension production, Katon played an elemental part in taking the franchise to the next level. His involvement in the project from preproduction to final, allowed him to experience first hand the rapid advancement of new technology and helped set the benchmark and standard for all characters in the game. His mentoring of artists to raise the production standard is clearly seen by the end product.
Katon believes in continuous improvement and learning and continues to hone his skills outside of work by taking Sculpting and Drawing at studios around LA.
“ I never thought retopology would be so much fun. Really learnt a lot from your videos and from looking at the sculpts from the others as well, especially when it comes to breaking down a concept. It was truly a fun ride and now I have two new pieces for my portfolio ”
“ One of the best qualities about Katon is that he's not shy to share information and thats one of the strongest points in an amazing teacher.... This workshop will make your life so much easier, and you'll grow a lot... ”
“ I joined this workshop with very little experience on character art, my goal on joining was to become more efficient on making Statues...Now after 8 weeks I can make next-gen fully functional characters. ”
“ I found the class to be incredibly beneficial to me.Katon breaks down the daunting process of creating an awesome character into an easily digestible sections that makes the task feel much more manageable, and, as a result, more fun! ”