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Maarten Verhoeven

Freelance Digital Sculptor, Monsters & Media

Maarten Verhoeven is a freelance digital sculptor with a love for the dark and weird. He specializes in work for 3D sculptures for concept art, fine art, films, commercials, prototypes, designer toys, and collectibles. With a background in art, he handles many different aspects of production, from original concept sculpts, high-res assets, engineering, and 3D prints. For the past 10 years, he’s working from Belgium as a freelance ZBrush artist, contributing his talents worldwide to various companies, publications and projects.

  • "Maarten is a tremendous sculptor and one of the masters in the digital field. From sculpting from life or imagination he has a great ability to twist the realm of reality and still make it believable. Each new work Maarten completes pushes the bar for digital sculpting higher; even a small insight into his creative process and techniques is worth it's weight in gold."

    - Joseph Drust
    Artist/Creative Development Manager at Pixologic, INC.

  • "Maarten's signature style is distinctive and easily recognised from afar. His brilliant portrait busts, figurines and creatures designs have it all. It’s always a pleasant surprise to see what he’s been working on; from a disturbing monstrous creature to erotic pin-up art to legendary film characters, he emphasises the shapes and poses perfectly for the mood and in his own unique way."

    - Rudy Massar
    The Moving Picture Company

  • "I have followed Maarten's work for years now. It never ceases to amaze me how stunning his work is. Each sculpture has its own sense of life. His work display a strong sense of gesture, weight, and most importantly character. I'm incredibly excited to learn from from his lectures."

    - Bryan Wynia
    Senior Character Artist

  • Trust me when I tell you: There is so much you are going to learn from Maarten. When it comes to learning ZBrush, Maarten is always one of the artists I recommend reaching out to for classes. His work is so inspiring to me and the ZBrush community. I feel like every new piece he posts keeps pushing the envelope of creativity and showcasing what you can do in the digital art world.

    - Paul Gaboury
    3D Product Development Manager at Pixologic Inc

  • Maarten is one of the most proficient digital sculptors working in the profession. His unique talents for storytelling and visual design complement his technical skills and software knowledge, [which are] reflected in his impressive body of both professional and personal work.

    - James W Cain
    Digital Sculptor

  • Maarten is a reference in the industry, really talented, polyvalent, and dedicated. He has a strong artistic and creative eye and pushes constantly his limits. Maarten has been an asset in many successful studios; he has a great sense of professionalism that makes him an asset in any project/production, artistic and production-wise.

    - Cedric Seaut
    Art Director & Co-Founder at Keos Masons