Now I want a Golden Eagle. Even more.
So this is where I quarantine my work long enough to deem it safe to move on to my website.
I'm a freelance illustrator/designer/art director and if you think I can help with your project, want to offer words of encouragement or simply say hi, feel free to get in touch.
Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Now I want a Golden Eagle. Even more.
Tuesday, 25 March 2014
I've been out of the house early enough to see the sun rise a few times recently and while this isn't an interpretation of any particular location, its a refreshing site to see the valleys still cool with dew and mist as summer comes crawling our way.
Monday, 17 March 2014
I recently saw a competition about designing a warrior and so began throwing around shapes and colours but after a while I diverted from the brief of creating a character so I gave up and just created an image rather than the character himself.
I imagine when battles were fought hand to hand with blades and pikes that the survivors would number very few an in some cases they would come down to the last two or three warriors desperately and exhaustingly swinging blades in a last ditch attempt to stay alive.
Saturday, 22 February 2014
Off the back of that fling I was finally teased into doing something I've rarely attempted: Hard surface illustration. Namely, a giant Mecha. (For the uninitiated, that's a robot. A big one. That you wear.)
Wednesday, 19 February 2014
And lets face it, basing a film on a trailer is so last decade. But basing a film on a poster, now that's ballsy! ;-)
Friday, 7 February 2014
Also, feel free to enquire about the very limited, signed artist proofs that will be available via my own store soon.
Friday, 17 January 2014
Thursday, 19 December 2013
The first character I developed was a member of the mountain tribe. I drew inspiration from traditional tribal face-paints and head-wear.
Once he was locked I was able to create a female equivalent and then the other races that would compliment their diminutive stature and build on the notion that Pandoo is populated by several unique cultures each with their own rich history.
Developing architecture I was inspired by traditional buildings found across the region.
I also wanted to create a world that reflected the ramshackle nature found in the rural areas without presenting this a negative element so the colours from the local fauna were included to break up the texture and make it more picturesque.
Wednesday, 4 December 2013
In the meantime, in order to grab the other images in the series head over to my store where there are still some remaining from the limited stock I have. And remember folks, exclusively, each image bought on my store is signed and will include a hand drawn sketch of that character.
Friday, 22 November 2013
enhanced to ease me back to work.
I'll possibly colour a couple of these up.
Saturday, 5 October 2013
To coincide with the opening, I'm happy to announce I'll be taking orders for the full set of Destiny prints, officially approved and certified by Lucasfilm. Exclusively to my own store, each of these prints will be signed and include a small original sketch of that character.
Go on, treat yourself, you know you deserve it. And after all, its practically Christmas.
Friday, 13 September 2013
The primals are a colourful bunch of characters, Colour is a simple yet successful way of differentiating between environments, and certain hues immediately bring to mind certain geographical regions. Because of this its easy to dream up surroundings such as ice, desert and jungle levels as they're easily associated with a specific hue.
However, alongside these staple elements I wanted to illustrate some less familiar scenarios that drew from dino mythology explored in decades of popular culture. Environments such as the tar pits, or a night-time landscape lit by the unearthly glow of the comet that brought about the end of the age of lizards. Or birds... whatever they've decided today. Fish?
Anyway, enough science! Congratulations to all at Rivet on their hard work and go see for yourself as Rivet Studios' title Primal Rumble is out very soon! Get rumbling!