Digital Artist
Stefan Matthes


What do I offer?

  • Creation of 3D-Models and Textures which can for instance be used in movies, product visualisation or games
  • Animation and Rigging
  • Shading, Lighting and Rendering
  • Compositing
  • Special effects like simulation of Rigid Bodies, Fire, Fluids, Hairs, Particles, Smoke and Cloth

What Software do I use?

  • 3D: Blender
  • 2D: Gimp / Krita
  • Compositing: Blackmagic Design Fusion Studio

Who am I?

Stefan Matthes long-distance running

My name is Stefan Matthes, I was born in 1987 and currently live in Dresden/Germany. Since 2007 I have been working with computer graphics - when I needed a few 3D-Models for a game that I was writing but proper models were hard to find. The Search led me to a free open source Program called Blender - which has hugely impressed me ever since with its wide variety of functions.

A lot of the required knowledge is self-taught - Learning new applications and thereby new concepts and techniques appeal to me in computer graphics because there is always a new challenge to master.

Why Granite-Skull?

Granite Skull means "Granitschädel" in german - this is how the people in my homeland, the Region Upper Lusatia are called. The term is composed out of the local commonly stone granite and our stubborn reputation. ;-)