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!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Haunt concept art.

Last year I got to work on a really fun horror called "Haunt" Directed by Mac Carter.  The film hasn't been released in NZ yet so haven't been able to watch it but the stills of the lady look great!

I worked with Weta and Special Effects make up artists Joe Dunckley and Sarah Rubano creating these designs, and the extremely talented Michael Asquith sculpted the prosthetic.  Was a great job and everyone did amazing work!  Here are some of the concepts.


Friday, January 31, 2014

I,Frankenstein demon concepts.

Hey all, a little bit of work on the side where I got to work with M.E.G. on designing some make-ups for the film I,Frankenstein.  Demons are always a bit of fun.