I am Sonal Jadhav. I work as a freelance artist in the Netherlands.

My passion lies in CG modeling, sculpting and texturing.

My main focus is working with stylized characters where authentic, appealing and high-quality designs are my goal. I constantly work to improve my skills and learn new techniques, as I believe challenging yourself will keep you in a dynamic development as an artist.

I also make a lot of illustrations with characters, patterns and typography. Apart from my freelance work I felt the need to have my own little webshop to sell paper goods with my illustrations on them . So I built my own shop where I sell postcards, greeting cards and posters.

When I am not working I am busy slavering over my cat Zoe, coffee, Milka and sleep.

If you like my work and wish to hire / collaborate / gift me with a year-long supply of Milka, please feel free to contact me!

  • Experience

    • Owner and Founder of Van Sonal : Illustrations and Paper Goods
    • Freelance Artist, 2018 – present
    • Game Artist & 3D Generalist for a MMORPG, the Netherlands, 2015 – present
    • 3D Generalist Intern at Elroy Klee, the Netherlands, Summer of 2014
    • 3D Artist Intern at Eeksaurus Production House, Mumbai-India, Summer of 2013
  • Education

    • Masters in Digital Direction, DSK Supinfocom Rubika, India, 2012-2015
    • Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science, TSEC, Mumbai – India, 2008-2012
  • Recognition

    • Jury Award for Best Animated Film at NFFTY 2016, Seattle – ‘Metanoia’
    • Official Selection at Chitrakatha 2015, NID Ahmedabad – ‘Metanoia’
    • Official Selection at Rhode Island Comic-Con Film Festival 2015 – ‘Metanoia’
    • Official Selection at Qabila Film Festival 2015, Cairo – ‘Metanoia’
    • Official Selection at CMS International Children’s Film Festival 2016, Lucknow – ‘Metanoia’
    • Official Selection at UDCI Corto Creativo 2016, Mexico -‘Metanoia’
    • Official Selection at NFFTY 2015, Seattle – ‘The Floataway Bride’
  • software

    • Autodesk Maya
    • Zbrush
    • Pixar’s Renderman
    • Mental Ray
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Adobe After Effects
  • skills

    • Direction
    • Story-telling
    • Character and Environment modeling
    • Digital sculpting
    • Texturing
    • Lighting & Shading
    • Layout & Composition
    • Illustrating

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