Step by Step: Cabeza Patata

We’re happy to bring you the next installment of our every so often series, Step by Step, this time from the amazing duo Cabeza Patata!

Cabeza Patata is comprised of illustrator and craftswoman Katie Menzies and 3D artist and animator Abel Reverter. Together, they have a wonderfully unique style that mixes many of the best aspects found in the world of stylized illustration with the latest and greatest looks from the realm of Cinema 4D.

The two recordings in this post show their process from initial sketch and 2D design (above) all the way through their 3D process and final render (below).


3D Recording


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  • iPad Pro with Apple Pencil
  • Procreate App


  • Cinema 4D R19
  • Marvelous Designer (Steam edition)
  • Octane Render inside C4D

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About the author

Joe Donaldson

Joe Donaldson is a director, designer, and animator who worked on Motionograpgher from 2014-2020. Previously, he was an art director at Buck. Over the past decade, he's lived and worked in Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles and has directed work for clients such as Apple, Google, Instagram, The New York Times, Unicef, Etsy, and The New Yorker. In addition to his creative work, in 2018 he started Holdframe. He's now working as a professor at Ringling College of Art and Design and when not teaching he can be found spending time with his family or out running.