Monday, 9 February 2015

The Guard



This is a design for a character you may meet in a fantasy game, I chose to be ambiguous about whether he is friend or foe. He is loosely based on the form of a Satyr, his armour is again loosely based on Greek armour however there are other elements that don't share Greek historical or stylistic influences.

Hecate


This is a personal project. It is a scene roughly based on the appearance of Hecate in Macbeth. It is still in progress but has reached a point where I want to upload it. It will be interesting to see how it looks when I finish it and compare it to this post.

Storyboards















Here is a collection of storyboards I have created for various projects. They are all for my own use as I was the person creating the films as well.

A New Arrival


Here I was going for something cinematic and sci-fi. I didn't start out with anything definite in mind, however it turned into a rainy, vibrant and dynamic scene. It ended up being a concept for an important cinematic moment. I used contrast in colour to suggest it was some kind of confrontation.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Apocalypse survivor concept




















The theme here is surviving an apocalypse. I initially explored various kinds (snow, nuclear,desert) and eventually settled on chemical. I liked the contrast of textures, for example between the plastic protective clothing and worn out fabric. I have also explored details of the main concept, like how the gloves are eroding and are patched up, also the chemical detector and its pouch.

character concept

 
 
The character here is a mob guy who maybe has ascended the ranks, he doesn't do the dirty work any more.

Monday, 14 July 2014

Concept Car


I just wanted to make something really cool! I think the way the black lines trace the form works well.

Femme Fatale


Keeping up with the classic/theatrical villains I have been creating recently I have tried my hand at the femme fatale.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Viking Chieftain


Yes I have been watching Vikings

Lost Temple of the Pharaoh


This image was just an idea which at first I hurredly sketched down. After working at it for a while it became much more of a concept for an establishing shot from a film or game cinematic.

Sci Fi Warrior concept


With this character I started out trying to get a skeletal look. The design evolved to become more sinuous but it still retains skeletal elements which are enhanced by the contrast in local values. The image stayed black and white because it was simply more striking that way. I thought about colouring it but it would have stayed almost black and white anyway.

The Lockup


Here I imagined a derelict bridge may serve as a secret storage place for those engaged in nefarious activities. I was going for intense grittyness.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Character Costumes - Protesters



I was inspired by the extraordinary images of recent times. I wanted to recreate some of the characters I saw in the news coverage, particularly the assembly of protective gear and heavy clothes into makeshift uniforms.

Recent Work - Cartoony Character and an Autonomous Land Vehicle













 

The vehicle is an autonomous land vehicle, I imagined it would transport supplies over any kind of terrain it might encounter. It has independent wheels so it can send power to which wheel needs it most as well as being able to raise and lower the wheels individually for particularly tricky obstacles. Altering the spin of each wheel is how it would steer akin to a tank.

I wanted to create a cartoony character that would translate well to a 3d rendering. I chose the character of a Squire as there were several ways I imagined it could be implemented with different opportunities for characterisation.

Dance Art Studio Backdrop



This is the backdrop for Dance Art Studio's latest peformance. It was projected onto a large cyclorama for sections of the show.

Artwork - 2013 to present

Sometimes it's good to see your work collected together so here is my work from the past year and a bit...

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 ENVIRONMENTS
 
 
































 
 
VEHICLES & PROPS