Sunday, March 22, 2015

Battle of 5 Armies concept art.

Better late than never to post some of these  :)
All of these pieces and more can be found in the Art of book put together by Weta Publishing, to get a copy please follow the link.

THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES : CHRONICLES: ART & DESIGN

Was the final installment for us to work on this property and what a journey it has been!
Also I will be updating with a new website very soon with a more culled selection of my work, but more on that soon.  Meanwhile here's some stuff that was made for the Battle of Five Armies




















Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Great White Hunter.

Had a bit of fun creating this trying out the new features in ZBrush as well as the bridge to Keyshot.  Such an amazing tool and I haven't been this excited with a program since Zbrush first came out I think.

It's a bit of a comedic commentary on a few things, but I'll let you decide what that may be for you.






Monday, October 27, 2014

Hercules 2014

I got to do some creature design for Hercules through Weta which was a bit-o-fun!   Nothing made it to the film and had a bit of influence over the boar but it changed at the end.











Monday, August 18, 2014

Grey Alien

Finally got to do some more work towards this fella.  Rendered him in Keyshot with some Photoshop post work.  Sculpted in Zbrush.



A better close up with his hand  :)

Largely based on the many descriptions found of greys, although I did my own take on the suit material... avoided the aluminium look.  The symbols are roughly based on the Rendlesham forest incident where a military officer is said to have transcribed the symbols off a craft he had seen.  Alot of fun recreating this guy and hopefully will be able to do more with this model in the future.  Possibly will do a 3D print of this guy!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Faraii 2.0

Recently I got a license of Keythot and wanted to test it out on a personal piece.  I decided to revisit a sculpt I had done a few years back of Wayne Barlowes Baron Faraii from Gods Demon.  One of my favourite books!  It's an epic tale and this character is one of my favourites!  I will render the stulpt out once i'm further along with the base and upload it on this thread but here is the updated version of Faraii!

I wanted to stick very close to Waynes beautiful work and existing designs of the character and you can see some of my reference here...
Wayne Barlow - Barlowes Inferno and Brushfire

And also if you haven't read the book, I HIGHLY recommend it!
Gods Demon


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Smaug fails

Hey all,

Just back from Calgary and the US and we had a great time promoting the new Hobbit art of book, which you can get a copy from here:
Smaug - Unleashing the dragon
We were tasked with trying many things as you often are doing the design work, so most time is spent on whats not working.  But feel we got to a good solution in the end  :)  Here's a small toke of whats in the book from myself.
So here are some of the pieces I did featured in the book.  The design that made it through is featured on a couple of posts down from this one, but most of these were the reject designs which were a lot of fun working on!