May 20, 2016

Cafe sketching

People sketching practice - been spotty with it so these are from all over last month.

The first one I challenged myself to experiment wit style by drawing the same lady many times over after doing a little study of her features







May 18, 2016

Ratchet & Clank - Production Art pt. 2



Mr. Microns transforming spaceship, mocked up in 3D for mostly practical transformations (big help from modeler Adam Vorous to make it all work)


Interior view of the ship, complete with story points


Main equipment and room design for the 'broom closet' Intelligence Centre (the neglected department!)


Some industrial broom closet props for flavor


First color pass of a New Quartu franken-planet design


Development and details of Dr. Nefarious' Laboratory - control station and weapons prototyping


Prior to the detail above, several silhouette passes quickly determined shape, feel and placement for the room and it's functions



Look for the final pt. 3 soon





May 6, 2016

Ratchet & Clank - Development Artwork part 1

Well, Ratchet & Clank is finally out in the theaters and pairs up with a new installment of the game!

I'm going to share what some of the development artwork looks like from this project where I primarily worked as a set designer (namely of the evil archetypes) with secondary roles in spaceship and prop design.



First detailed drawing of a potential Ratchets Bedroom, hanging in the rafters. 


I worked on a handful of ships throughout the production, this one being an update to the classic Lombax design.  Interior details below.



Lighting and mood exploration for the Robot Factory


Big Structure Breakdown 


I used 3D to block out a majority of the large sets (see green image)


Designs of repeating set elements used around the factory such as lamps and barriers


A monster of a garbage chute and some control panel work for the launch bays.

More to come.

May 1, 2016

Animal Art Update

The first here is a digital study session of some Lions Mane Jellyfish, done on sight at the local aquarium.

The rest are just sketch play with animals, various styles and subjects








January 28, 2016

Caricature from Jan

First 2 are brush pen I believe, followed by one gel roller (fluid ballpoint) and then Col-erase only for the rest.

Col-erase added after inks for some value and shape definition while not competing with the ink









SporeBloom - preview 2

A few more crops from the 10 dioramas that are closer to completion!