ArtStation Marketplace Success Story: Colton Orr

Colton Orr recently scored a job as a character artist at Insomniac Games after graduating from Champlain College last May. Since then, he’s been working with their team on the upcoming DLC for Spider-Man and has been running a successful side business selling basemeshes and characters on the ArtStation Marketplace.

Throughout his studies, he was working towards a career in environment concept art but changed his mind in his Junior year when he fell in love with Zbrush. Orr gives credit to his first character art instructor, Christopher Cao, for pushing him to join the ArtStation community to have his work recognized in the industry. The exposure from this first model caught the attention of Tuque Games, and the very next day the project was uploaded, he was offered a character art internship for the following semester.

Back in March when the ArtStation Marketplace was released in Alpha, Orr applied to be an early seller. As a graduating student, he was knowledgeable of what kind of resources would be useful to young artists and uploaded a BaseMesh set with all the features he thought he would have found useful when he was starting out.

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