These were some early concepts done for what was to be Dead Sun, the latest installment of the Legacy of Kain action adventure franchise. I'm not sure if any of this work was eventually used, as midway through, the project changed hands and presumably went in a different direction. This spin-off is now Nosgoth, and currently in closed Beta, with a lot of the artwork and screenshots etc. released on the official website.
These started as copies of Walker Evans' portraits (taken surreptitiously in NY subways with a camera in his coat), and eventually ended up, (a bit altered from the originals) as mugshots of sorts. Many of them have the same feel, maybe because of the blank stares on the faces of unsuspecting subway travelers photographered head on by Evans.
This is a finished version of onother one of the pieces that I did for the Under Tommorrow's Sky project. The previous version up on the site is quite different and I wasn't quite happy with it. I kept the main elements but gave it more of an illustrative and graphic treatment with a bit more color.
This is a piece that started off a while ago as an illustration for another collaborative project with Daniel Cox. I thought I'd dig it back up as I wanted to explore a bit more the graphic popart style using photos, type, shapes etc... I tried several different versions and settled with this one, although I will probably look back at it in a while and think its too busy. It was a lot of fun, but after using the pen tool for the first( and last) time, I'll be sticking to a pencil!
Referenced pencil drawings, scanned and colored in photoshop.
The idea and name of "The Servant" was originally proposed by my friend and colleague Daniel Cox with whom I've been collaborating with on a couple of projects.
I'm further developing the designs and story which I would ideally like to see as an animated short or storybook. Originally, I had laid out the the whole thing in a 22 page comic format of which I pulled some frames from. More stuff to come...