Monday, May 26, 2008


The following is the development process for a visual to go with a proposed space advertising project.

Original Nasa Photograph

Sun added, along with pieces from another space shot of the earth.

That was the fun part. The rest was merely bending something to make it look like a giant screen in space. Although the actual design is not solid, it is made up of a massive grid of pipes and other materials, which hold and suspend arrays of RGB lights in place. This way it isn't a solid piece floating up in space. This means that when turned off its visual stamp is pretty small. That is important because of legislation passed in the 90s in regards to a "space billboard" project that called for massive ads printed on massive sheets of mylar to be suspended in space. In addition to legislation that made it illegal (over the United States) all the investors backed out because of maintenance concerns.

Heres the final version, minus various space ships and other little objects. Credit goes to Mark Montgomery for a last minute logo design.

And now on to graduating! less then a week!


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Go Speedracer Go!

So last summer I interned at Animation Collective up on NYC. While i was there i was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to be able to do some work on the show as more then an intern. I designed the main villian's SUV type car thing. I will post it on here later when the thing actually airs ont he show, for now though its living on my website:

For now i should focus on homework for once... and graduate in a week.

Hope to make it down to Savannah to see the friends one more time,


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Final Muno Designs

[Used w/ Helmet]




So heres what i did this weekend. The final/ more high end renderings of the Muno Character. Each of them are my usual layering process in photoshop. The space suit PSD file is set up so you can turn the helmet on and off as it is in its own group. Going to go get portfolio materials printed now, peace.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Near the End...

Of two things. One being this current project. This is a slight re-design of the character Muno. I combined the older version of his character, and the recent design, into one, older looking design. This is pencil with some quick photoshop over it.

The other thing that is ending soon is school. Im all over the place with producing work, applying places, and classes. The job search is a harsh one, but must go on!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Muno Costumes





So this is where i am right now. Ive gone ahead and started working out some costume concepts. I figure hes sort of a gear head, good at figuring things out. Of course hes probably going to wind up in space at some point, so why not a space suit? The bottem image is a suit that i drew up, and although i plan on using the helmet design later, it was pointed out that visually it doesnt look as manuverable as a space suit could be. So i did another one.

As these are concepts, they will be changed and corrected by the final version. In Fact Muno is going to be redesigned again to push him back to the sloping neck and arched back of the older version i drew previously. This will help push his silhouette back to something more interesting, hopefully. Either way the finals of these are going to look pretty sweet.

Re-designs coming soon...

Monday, May 12, 2008

Muno's Species

So i drew another version, this one a bit younger then the actual direction im looking at. Mostly playing with his species' anatomy. Humanoid with lots of reptilian influence. Although he has gills under his armpits. I realize that i like the head of the elder type version better. I guess i will go back with another re-design with that head. Although i did this without getting any designs approved first, either way all the designs will go in the portfolio as process.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Finding Muno (2)

And here are some test renders over a few pencil sketches from the previous post, once again, all are for the creature/character Muno.

So its pretty clear from what ive done so far ive narrowed the Species and look of Muno down to 2 species. One is more mammalian and the other more lizardish. Ill keep working until i come up with a good compromise. Or not, haah. Beyond the assignment my goal is to create a fully realised design that i can render different ways, including one in a space suit (thus the first image). I do like the idea of taking a main character down the "old and wise" path. That way he can have more history on him. Not to mention the "hobbit" type legacy he could have. Old , grumpy, and going on adventures.

This one was a test render over one of the simpler sketches, that probably wont make it past this stage. I may do more, as its just so silly its awesome...

I call it "FOOP"


Finding Muno (1)

The following are thumbnails and sketches for the creature/character Muno. Explanation below.

These are some of the sketches for a class project i am working on. The next assignment is for a creature, Muno, who is an amphibious organism. He lives on a rain forest planet and is in the middle of the food chain. Above are the majority of the thumbnails and sketches i have been working on thus far. There will be more sketches, as i am still searching...

Having said that i did choose a few sketches to render out, to help me visualize the possibilities of the character a bit better.

*recently added another page of more refined thumbnails*

Thursday, May 8, 2008

It's H.E.L.P.eR. to the rescue!

For a school weekly sketch thing, also mostly for fun. Its a robot, how could i not do it.

In other news the job search is up and running... all over the place. Soon the mailers and portfolios go out. We'll see how those go, hopefully well. If not, still planning on going west, one way or another. Schools almost done, 3 weeks and counting. No pressure.

(Go Team Venture!)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Demon WIP

So I've been working on and off on this thing for about a week now. I had originally done it quite hastily for a demo, and then after some peer review, some issues where brought up. I am currently changing those issues, mainly in his right wing and overall composition, but here it is as a work in progress. As part of the re-working of it i have extended the frame, which is why there is an unrendered portion of the tree. Had some fun with the lighting and texturing. Should be done soon....

The head is basically one of the Chimera creatures from the game, Resistance Fall of Man. I think its a really sweet design, but i would have liked to see more non-humanoid designs. So here you go, but now its a demon. Whos having a conversation with a fairy (light source).

Monday, May 5, 2008

The Fowl Larva

So this is what the bigger creature grew from, a larva of sorts. Continuing my new process of no pen work, and just focusing on form value and texture. Think it turned out pretty ok. More soon...

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Final Fowl Creature

Ok, here he is. Its clear that ive used some photo collaging for background texture. Pretty much my most detailed thing ever, not just because of the photo textures, i definitely put in extra time to make form without actual line work inside his shape, and NO pen.

more soon hopefully!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

A Fowl Creature...

Final-ish version of previous "Bird-Man" looking creature. Definitely went in a different direction.

Pencil/Photoshop . No pen this time.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Guppy

Heres a little ship i prepared for a demo yesterday, finished it today.

Going to see Iron Man!