This is a scene from Orwell's 1984. This is one of the images that stayed with me when I read the book.
Monday, 27 April 2015
Monday, 13 April 2015
This character is based on armour from Tibet and Bhutan. It is not entirely historically accurate, there are also Chinese influences. I was going for a more mythological feel. As a warrior from the Hidden Lands he is from the fabled kingdoms lost somewhere on the Tibetan plateau, akin to Shambhala.
Monday, 9 February 2015
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
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.
Monday, 14 July 2014
Thursday, 3 July 2014
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.