Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Surgeon

Now here's a shady little place. I love designing cluttered, intimate spaces.

Also, my friend Matt Rhodes has a pretty extensive post on concept design that I'm sure you'll enjoy. The rest of his blog is fantastic as well:

Saturday, July 13, 2013


Comic con is this coming week! I go for friends, artwork and art books primarily! I can't wait. I saw Monters University a few weeks ago, and this was a movie I wasn't very excited for. The trailers didn't catch me although I love the original. Anyway, I ended up loving it. The story struck me as very real feeling which is rather unusual in children's stories these days. Things never played out in an ideal way. The character's circumstances, choices and consequences were very true to life and I love that. Also the colors and lighting were just astounding. Speaking of colors, my old coworker, Shelly Wan, worked on it and you can find tons of her stuff in the art book. Check out her blog if you haven't already:

Monday, July 8, 2013

Back to the wastelands ...

Back to the dreary wastelands. It's a case of terraforming gone wrong. I thought that mixing the mood and palette of a swamp with desert terrain would be a little more unique than the traditional warm hues you may think of first.

If you're reading this I hope you are well, I really do!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Joshua Nolan

These are some sketches I did for Grant Bowler's costume in the show Defiance. He had already been cast so I found a head shot of him online to use. These were early concepts, and after doing a wardrobe test with Grant Bowler using the basics of this design the director and costume designer decided to change direction to what you see in the show.

Oh Ian and your sketchbooks. Make sure to click his images: