Wednesday, December 14, 2011



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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Dawn Treader Concept Art 9 - Ramandu

Aslan's table on Ramandu island




Table concept with prop arrangements






Table concept with prop variations




Table design Concepts. Some parts of the patterns were referenced from existing designs found in books.




Final table orthographic drawings which were given to the drafting team and then to the prop dept for construction.




Food prop concepts















Tableware concepts








Candle holder concepts





Initially we were following a fish theme for the table which then changed to birds.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

2d Artist Mag - Interview and other bits

I'm happy to announce that I recently got interviewed by 2d Artist Mag for this months issue. The full article can be found here!

http://www.2dartistmag.com/artists/issue070_oct11/interview01.pdf

Website to order full issue ...

http://www.2dartistmag.com/latest.html



I also had an image featured in the July issue gallery section which can be downloaded here...

http://www.2dartistmag.com/artists/issue067_jul11/Galleries.pdf



I'm currently working on a tutorial to be published in a future issue so will post a link here when it comes out. Oh! and I'm going to be featured in a few more books soon :)

Lastly, here is an image I did recently for Gabe Guarente, author of 'Comback Kings' new comic book 'Tyrannus' which is currently in progress


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Dawn Treader Concept Art 8 - Goldwater

Whakaari / White Island was used for the location


One of the paintovers I did as a mood study...


The dragon treasure props for Goldwater Island were mostly simple items dressed up with glass jewels and filigree. The one's that were made from scratch had to be quite simple as there so many.
Chest Armour...
Bracelets
Necklaces
Mirrors...
Crowns...
Jugs...
Helmets!...
Goblets...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Dawn Treader Concept Art 7 - Magician's Mansion

As Lucy walks through the main door of the Magicians Mansion, she enters a low lit hallway.  Dioramas are set into arched recesses on each side, most of which are only seen very briefly. Below are the concepts for these Dioramas. It's a shame they weren’t more visible as the prop department did a great job with them.

Diorama concepts... a bird theme runs throughout the Mansion, especially with the lighting props

Initial Lighting prop designs. These sketches were based upon Moroccan style.
We tried a few more interesting designs with these wall mounted candle holder sketches...
Final colour designs - later to be amended (Further down)

Bell Jars...

Initial Sketches...

Polyhedral Dials... The original sketches were a little too detailed...
The final designs were a lot simpler and easier to make...

Orrery...

Lucy's Mirror-initial concepts. This was to be the mirror that Lucy steps through in her dream (as Susan)

A simpler design...

The final design is a simpler timber version from the centre of the initial concept sketch...


Chairs and tables...

I created these orthographic sheets based on existing designs from books...


Hanging hallway chandeliers...

Hanging Chandeliers with birds...
Initial concept sketches...




Wall mounted lights... these can be seen throughout the Mansion...





Free standing lights...

Ceiling star lights...

Next up... Goldwater Island