Robert "Lunatique" Chang is an artist, writer/director, composer/songwriter, and photographer whose work has been featured in comic books, video games, animations, television commercials, feature films, music productions, and various publications. Rob began his career as a comic book artist and creator during the 90's, writing and illustrating his creator-owned title Enchanted (published by Sirius Entertainment) and produced artwork for titles such as Panzer Cops (Dark Horse Comics), Robotech:Invid Wars (Malibu Graphics), Avenue-X (Innovation) and more.
In the late 90's Rob made the transition to video games and worked as texture artist, concept artist, or art director on various titles such as Prince of Persia 3D (Red Orb), Battletanx: Global Assault (3DO), Dave Mirra's Freestyle BMX 1&2 (Z-Axis), Risk, Battleship: Fleet Command, Polly Pride (iWin) and others.
In the film and animation realm, Rob has created artwork for Spiderman 3 and Surf's Up (Sony Pictures Imageworks) and has worked as a writer/director on television commercials. Rob also moonlighted as a photographer and a composer/songwriter, having written songs for pop-stars in Taiwan and scored for both video game and film projects.
Rob's work is renowned worldwide for its evocative beauty and strong narrative style. Rob was one of four artists to contribute to d'artiste: Digital Painting - Digital Artists Master Class and he is recognized as an artist who has made a distinctive mark within the CG Community. Rob regularly contributes to www.CGTalk.com and other digital art forums, participating in discussions, critiques, and posting his own works in progress for peer review. Currently, Rob is working on a diverse range of projects, ranging from scoring music for games and film, writing novels and screenplays, writing/illustrating graphic novels, to paintings.
“ This course value just paid off, in my opinion, after the first week alone. ”
“ I'm learning more about the process of creation here than I ever did in four years of studying in art-schools. ”
“ I feel like I have been given a huge kick and put on the right track to become a better artist. I really appreciate all the hard work you put into your critiques and lectures. ”
“ I've had countless mentors in the past from elementary through college (and beyond), but I can only name a handful that really made a big impact on my life. You sir are one of them. ”
“ ...This course has given back to me the enjoyment and love of creating meaningful and beautiful art. You're a great guy Robert, coming straight from the heart, and giving such a great gift. Thank you. ”
“ In addition to your educated and informed critique you gave support, constant day by day support at that, to each and every one of your students. Something that puts most college teachers to shame. ”