Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Something Different

My love of art started with the work of Bridget Riley and it lead to an obsession with Op art and to a lesser extent impressionism, and after a long phase of only working in black and white I experimented with colour and loved how it tricked the eye, so my love of technical, Op, and minimalist art have all merged in this style I've been experimenting with.

Cosmonkey and Work Stuff

These are from a game I've been working on.

And this is my self portrait for the meet the team posts on the game dev blog and the people i've been working with on it the rest of team Haunted Planet.

Wonder Woman and Process

Done for a recent sketch dailies theme, Wonder Woman and a look at the process of the piece.

Art Dump

A mix of pieces from sketch to finished vector art.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Anatomy of a Concept

For the last few months I've been working on a script in between work and freelance projects, it started as just something that was fun to sketch and then I doodled a character rough that I had a eureka moment with.

This changed the concept in my head and I wanted to go back to an old idea and work it in to balance with the lighthearted nature of the idea's I was having, it would allow me to do something funny, light and a bit random with a dark side to it to add some depth. This is were a lot of stories I heard growing up and people I'd encountered would get amalgamated into the criminal element of this story.

So now I had a main character and a title, I needed a script and to think about what i wanted to do with it, and I realised that the stories I like, in mediums from film to comic, all tend to be centered around female characters, 'Ghost in the Shell', 'Alice in Wonderland', 'Sky Doll', 'Winters Bone' and so on.


This realisation wasn't a surprise to me, I was raised by three women and a lot of the important figures in my life that have taught and helped me along the way have been women. The story was fun to plan out and is in a rough form for now, and Creator Owned Day was coming up so I decided to do a preview image of the main character, she's a lot of fun to draw and her design is one that has evolved, the cartoonish look is toned down she's a smart beautiful lady with a huge amount of hair and a love of punk/industrial music. Here's the process of the drawing followed by the final preview image.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Been colouring a lot lately for storybooks for Doc McStuffins and due to a long NDA can't share any of it so I did a quick colour job under some great line art by Skottie Young.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Treasure Hunt App

Redesigned the UI for an in progress app to give it a more current visual style, I’m a fan of flat design and wanted to do this for a long time.

Four App Icon's

Four app icons for different games/apps.

Kid's Game/App

The home screen and one of the overlay screen for when a character is selected. This is a kids game by Haunted Planet Studios, puzzles and stories told via comic panels and a sandbox mode to take photo’s with the characters.