Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Star Guardians

So I've been on the freelance path for a few months now and it hasn't been dull:) Lots of different types of projects and I'm grateful to be working. As of recent, I was able to join an awesome team doing visual development for a new virtual world online game. It's called Star Guardians, and it's coming out in early 2012. The project has been a lot of fun so far and the crew on it is SOLID! Here are a few pieces of concept art and character designs I've worked on for the game... Please check out our Facebook page, as well as the site at www.starguardians.com for more concept art and info on the game! The site will be launching soon!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Victor

A while back I started a Mr. Freeze piece and I finally finished it:) I posted the roughs and the inks below to show a bit of my process as well as the final version.

Roughs and Inks...

















After I scanned in the inks I wasn't liking the composition, so I decided to move things around a bit in photoshop.






















For those of you who don't know the story of Freeze, here's a vid with some backstory to him...


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Fringe

So recently I was able to get a gig working for an amazing studio called Zoic. I did some freelance work for them doing some backgrounds for an animated episode of Fringe called 'Lysergic Acid Diethylamide'. In the episode Peter and Walter go into Olivia's mind to rescue her from her own psyche. While they are in there, everything appears in a graphic novel type of state (which just kicks ass). It was a really fun episode that just came out a few weeks back. The talent that was working on the show was insane and it was amazing to be working with such great artists.

I was able to contribute two backgrounds and they both were in the show, which is a first for me seeing it on tv:) I posted the art below...

As far as process, I usually get a storyboard or idea from the art director. Then I start out with a black and white sketch to get the concept across and focus on value, then I go to color. This piece was a compilation of drawing and painting in photoshop as well as photography... so basically a matte painting.




For this shot I had to come up with an intersection in Jacksonville, Florida. So I started off with pulling some google map shots in Jacksonville to get the feel of the shops and such. Then I focused on doing straight on views of each street followed by illustrating the shot in perspective.




















Here is a cool making of video for the episode, check it out...

Monday, February 07, 2011

Ciao Bella

Here are some random sketches from my sketchbook with a few textures in Photoshop...



Dunbar

This is a sketch I did a while back after watching one of my favorite movies Dances with Wolves. The likeness of Cosner isn't really there, but I tried to more capture the character of John Dunbar before his transformation to Dances with Wolves.





















Here's an awesome clip of the film...