Sunday, 8 February 2015

Narrative test page

Just a quick test I did a few weekends back, going for a more cinematic vibe..

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Trap Jaw

Here's one I've been working on recently, I really enjoyed this so I might have to have go at old Skeletor next!

Monday, 29 September 2014

Dark Tides

This is an old one I revisited recently...

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Friday, 15 August 2014

Fantasy Art!

This is an old piece that I revisited recently to add some much needed drama, hell worms on the rampage!

Monday, 11 August 2014

Old sketch

Heres an old sketch from a while back...

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

swamp fight!

Like it says on the tin!


Another sketch from last week

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Sunday, 13 April 2014

The old woman dines tonight...

Old woman pages

Here's some test pages  for the narrative.

Robot Helper

This guy is based on an old concept too, Im not sure there is room in the story for him now but I thought I would show him anyway..
Again using 3d, maya and z-brush to evolve the idea from the original concept.

The old woman continued...

Heres a few ideas for the Old woman her self, Her name is Agatha Flaud.
you can see the original designs for her earlier in my blog.

The old woman project, body horror with heart!

Hi folks

So this is what I've been working on in my spare time sadly I had to leave it for a while since moving to the big smoke to work at framestore and some freelance commitments, but I'm finally getting back in to it.

So this work and the next few posts are  for a narrative that I'm working on, its  A big old love letter to those classic 80s body horror flicks like the fly, the thing and From beyond!

First up is some creature design for a fly from another dimension!
Starting with quick thumbnails, colour  studies, then some z-brush concepts that use bits and bobs from the 2d work.

Robots and future Oldy

Here's some robots I did  many years ago and an old guy from the future...

Monday, 24 March 2014

Hired help

I did this  over the weekend, trying new brushed and no photo textures, work in progress

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

lunch times at framestore

so I've been at Framestore for three months now and loving it, great work and an
awesome team of super talented artists to learn from.
Now  I've settled in to london I've been sketchin again!

Friday, 3 January 2014

Xmas Doodles

I did these in between film watching and cake eating over the holidays.
both are ideas for the book project I'm working on in my spare time.

Sunday, 20 October 2013


Really quick piece I did after work, might come back to this one too

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

welcome party (work in progress)

I did this really quickly last night, still needs work but I think I like where its going..

Saturday, 14 September 2013

New DMC Blog

Hi Folks

I've spent most of today putting a good chunk of my DMC work in to one blog
check it out!

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Disk Pilot and doodles...again

Here's  some doodles I did on the new Cintiq , and an alien pilot done late one evening after reading about Roswell....again
  I like the idea that he might have been a combat pilot so I made his suit look a bit more like armor.
Kan I seem to have deleted the doodles  post some how? so sorry for losing the comments, I was Going to say thanks!!

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Dmc Stygian process

I was asked recently to show my process when its comes to design of a creature/character, I will be a doing a few of these over the next few days, I've just been getting all of the work together and organizing it chronologically.
Its been great going back and looking at all this stuff again, remembering all the head rubbing  and frustrations, lots of late nights re- iterating designs and over coming problems,great times, anyway here goes..

The Stygian

This was pretty much the first thing I designed that went in game as we needed to give Dante something to fight against.

 So I started out filling a few pages with thumbnails and silhouettes, Alex (my Art director) was keen for me to just explore, there were a few basic parameters from design if I remember correctly, Bipedal, soldier class, slashing weapon etc
 I started to think about a sort of old dirty looking exo skeleton or Armour that housed or protected a black slimy slug inside, sort of evil primal ooze, this then became  an oily viscous tar that would be constantly moving under the hard shell,  pretty Creepy I thought?

I really liked the idea of an over sized blob head as well so went with that for a while..
I remember showing these to Alex and the team and he asked me to continue exploring this idea.
that's when we started finalizing the materials on the suit, a mix of a ceramic  or porcelain, some kind of treated wood and metal.
The second phase in the sketches saw the drone becoming more masculine a more typical warrior physique.
There was then a quick chat about proportions and we thought a more androgynous approach could work, something more unsettling perhaps going down the horror rout.
 that pretty much led to the final look of the Stygian, elongated limbs, swollen doll like head, with an occasional sticky tentacle flicking out from under the protective out layer.

and this is what we finally went with.

Friday, 17 May 2013

water beast

Another Amphibian beast, cos I love dem sea monsters !