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.
...and the following are three sketches that I developed concurrently, maybe the same character in different form and dress...
Some work on another sci-fi remake from a while back.
These alien/creature shapes were meant to be appear to morph from one into the other in the blinding light (hence the blown out look), at the entrance of the ship before assuming it's final humanoid form...
I did a ton of these with many in-between steps but they never ended up being used...although it turned out to be a great exercise in creature design silhouettes which I might take and develop further for myself.
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.
The images above will (hopefully) make sense to London commuters of a certain age... All three were prepared digitally for a screen printing class. I ended up printing the one on the left as it was the simplest one to start with.
Another batch from a while back. I did a ton of these abstract environment concepts for a game called Mircrobot which takes place in the different systems of the human body. Lots of fun and a lot different than the usual concept material
I had these sitting in the depths of my hardrive for an unannounced project from some time ago. They were just black silhouettes, and since Ive been doing more car related stuff, thought I'd dig them up and give them a quick color design treatment.
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!
I haven't done much of animal drawing/character design so thought it would be a good opportunity to do some studies to get into the habit of drawing monkeys/apes, before moving on to a more stylized final design for the protagonist of "The Servant" (See below).
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...