Saturday, May 17, 2014

Godzilla concept

I had the amazing opportunity to work on the pre-pro for Godzilla. It was a dream come true for me! Here is some of the early development work that I did in the big pitch meeting That got Warner bros to green light the film. There was an amazing amount of talent represented in the pitch and I am very grateful to contribute!








Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Walk across work up

So I have gotten asked several times, how I made the walk across image. I made this image maybe a year and half ago. I digged out several versions so you guys can see my process for this image. I do remember doing some post it notes sketches for this, although they where surely thrown out long ago. I often times do little thumbnail sketches, really just for me to get a sense of the compostion.

From that, I jumped directly into Maya and started modeling some simple box geo for houses. These where modeled super fast. 20 min maybe, to knock out several house shapes in different proportions and different shapes.

From there I got my composition and camera and worked a lot directly in camera view multiplying and distorting the geo I just made. I worked from foreground into background with the geo making sure the groupings had the look I was going for and made nice silhouettes. I spent maybe a hour or so doing that.

I lit, and started to separate my geo into layers from foreground into background, that I would then render separately. I think I had maybe six level of builings going into the background.

I comped them together. and started adding atmos. I noticed that the forground could do with some more detail and I decided it may be fast for me to go back into 3d for a few more passes of forground detail. I must not spent more then a few hours doing that.

rendered and comped the pieces.

At this point my image is pretty far along and it just needs to have some lighting tweaked and add some atmos here and there to help the silhouette shapes read. Before this the geo is way to hard to read. rendering in layers makes this a lot easier. I also begin to comp in some photo scrap here and there.

Next step is me painting and adding character and just having fun putting in little moments here and there. Generally selling the piece. I always intended this to be a little more illustrative even though it is a heavy 3d image.

I know I didn't spend much more then two days on this image. The Chaotic nature had a lot to do with that though. 




Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Control Room


Robotech art

I must of did this maybe 4 years ago. It was fun to tackle some designs from my childhood.

Friday, September 20, 2013

So taking a break from the XCOM work I have been posting to post a personal piece. I wanted the image to be absurd, but at the same time rendered in a realistic manner. Feel free to share!
Quick little sketch I did back in the day.


Here is the image for the Teleportation Pods from XCOM I designed.
Today another piece from XCOM. This time an interior. The assignment was create a 1950s lab that is experimenting with alien tech.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Another Xcom design. This time a ship design.


Monday, August 26, 2013

Here is a piece I did for 2K Marin on their Xcom game.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Nuthin But Mech 2

This is a crop from a piece I did for the upcoming Nuthin But mech 2 coming out soon. The book is has some amazing work in it from some amazing artist. Stay tuned for preorders!


Monday, July 15, 2013

mars needs moms variaton

new piece is a rework of a older piece.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Fantasy comp

So I wanted to switch gear a bit and work on something with a little more energy and something not so much photo real. I had me some fun working on this piece!


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

fighter in flight

As promised here us the fighter tearing it up in the air!


Monday, July 8, 2013

Fighter

this week, ship design! Should have it airborne in soon!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Museum

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Monday, May 6, 2013

 Hi everyone. Just wanted to let eveyone know if you want to see my most latest updates of my work make sure to follow me on facebook. New updates are posted there first!


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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

mech salvage!

Another new image to release!




Monday, April 1, 2013

Step By step - spaceport






This is a old step By step I did for this piece. I think it was originally published in ImagineFX. It was such a long time ago, I just don't remember. Anyway, I know people ask how I go about a painting, so I wanted to share! Hope this helps!