Realistic Space Age Bodies and Backgrounds: Akanksha Jain on her Luminous and Futuristic 3D Artworks

Akanksha Jain’s journey into the arts was not the most linear one. Born in Mumbai, India, Akanksha began studying fashion communication at university before completing an MA in international business at UofG. After this, she got work as a brand visualizer and created 3D environments for branding projects, which at the same time prepared her for a career in the digital sphere.

Now she specializes in brand development, graphic design and visual content creation for clients in the gaming, fashion, retail and fast-moving computer goods (FMCH) industries respectively. “Digital art is where I see a salutary opportunity to realize the full potential of my creative direction skills,” she tells us. “It connects my passion for fashion, photography, film, sci-fi, architecture, art direction, and this knowledge is the foundation for my ideas as I make art.”

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From animation, NFTs to web design and identities, Akanksha’s portfolio is wide and varied as she spends her time switching between commissioned and personal pieces. But what ties it all together is the artist’s love of digital, plus a deep knack for mastering the 3D environment, allowing her to build realistic bodies, space-age backgrounds, and shimmering textures covered in psychedelic colors. “Paying attention to the intricate details in my artworks that revolve around identity, space and feelings is an extremely satisfying process for me,” she explains of the themes addressed in her pieces. Beforehand, Akanksha used narrative techniques to build her fantastic landscapes. But more recently, she’s focused more on “powerful digital fashion moments” that are often inspired by her style.

With this in mind, the garments in her artwork tend to take center stage – from sheer, luminescent blazers to metallic bodysuits, shades and iridescent headdresses. But just as much, the story and the intent of the piece are just as important as the clothing, especially when it comes to representation in art. “As a POC, I have felt a lack of resources to create realistic POC 3D human models, which is why I consciously choose to create and use POC in my art. I would like to explore more inclusive body types once I learn how I sculpt a wider spectrum of body shapes.”

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© Akanksha Jain

In one of her recent works, Akanksha has created a portrait called Future Rani. She loves this piece because she decided to style the model with traditional Indian jewelry, combined with hair accessories and garments from the future. “Bringing together sci-fi themes alongside traditional Indian visual identities seems very exciting to me,” she adds. Another piece entitled All Women All Queens presents a similar case of dystopian prowess. Selected as part of the Sevens Foundation Empowered Women grant, the animated NFT artwork was created as a “sentiment of strong alliance that cuts across domains of power, sexuality and identity.” The subjects pose in a rose-hued garden in this piece, where a tech, tiaras and luminescent bodies grace the frame.

In the coming months, Akanksha will continue to work on her low-poly game, which will be relatively different from her usual 3D projects. In addition, she is working on an IP for an upcoming music festival and plans to dive deeper into the world of 3D fashion while hoping to create AR-compatible 3D clothing and experiments. There’s a lot more to come from this budding artist. “When someone sees the art, I want them to relate to it in their own special way,” she concludes. “By relating to the identity of the human figure, or associating with a moment in time encapsulated in the surreal landscapes. I hope they enjoy it as much as I enjoy creating it.”

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