Friday, 29 August 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy

Before I joined ILM I contributed  to Guardians of the Galaxy.  Hired by the production at the beginning of the show I developed images For Morag, Xandar and Knowhere.

I designed the Knowhere Robot Head and  have included the image chosen by Marvel that inspired the direction. I also Designed and worked on  the Zbrush sculpt that VFX used in their DMP's using an initial sculpt I did for the concept paintings.  After seven months in pre-production I then hired a team and spent three months creating all the concept assets under my direction while I provided lighting studies for VFX to follow.

Tip of the hat to my old friend Fred Gambino and Chris Cook who joined me designing assets through the summer. Big thanks to all the 70's and 80's book jacket illustrators that inspired me on this show, Chris Foss,  Chris Moore,  Peter Elson and many others.

Once again I managed to get into the Marvel 'Art of Book' which was cool.

Here is a selection of some of the work.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

New Challenge

After 12 Years and many films I decided to leave Framestore and the Art Department that  I created for a new challenge.  I have had one ambition for over thirty years and decided to take the opportunity to work with what I regard as some of the most talented Artists and film makers in the Business.

Edge of Tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow.

I was brought on by Warners Bros at the very early stages of the production. Initially working with Doug and then Oliver when he joined. I led the team that helped concept develop the exosuit which took about six months of work, some of the images had all of the team participating under me due to time constraints . Special mention to Chris and Sam who collaborated on some of the models.

As the suit went into production I then worked with Nick Davis and the VFX crews for nearly a year to work on all things Mimics. Thanks to Ivan who developed some incredible clay sculpts.

all images copyright Warner Bros