Sunday, September 29, 2013

Rooftop Spelunking

Ok, so now suppose you're back up on the surface, above the trenches or buried underworld. In a natural field you may find (besides foliage and boulders) rooftop artifacts from the buried buildings. It's such a strange juxtaposition, the natural and the manufactured but also seeing rooftops under your feet. Rooftop ventilation holes are suddenly like sinkholes and caves, ready for exploring!

I really like the backgrounds in this person's gallery:

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Canyon Exploration

Continuing from my last post, what if you went down into these urban canyons to explore? The possibilities are exciting huh?

Check this guy out! I love how he draws. For one, it's really good but he also has a nice style or personal sensibility:

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Buried Treasure

Some of the shots in Oblivion inspired this sketch. What an interesting idea huh? What if cities, which we think of as vertical, rising above us, were suddenly experienced as canyons? It's an unexpected flip on expectations.

I rather liked Oblivion. Granted I rented it with low expectations which is always a good setup for me. I happen to like many movies I may not have had I been hyped and paid out the wazoo in a theater for. For instance, I saw Elysium that way a few weeks ago and was bored out of my mind. It was just a waste of my time mostly. But, maybe I would have appreciated it more if I'd rented it with low expectations. I watched Oblivion a week afterwards and it felt refreshing compared to Elysium. I didn't think it was a great movie but it was interesting and engaging. As a sci-fi it showed me new things and fascinated me. What did you think of both?

I may have linked this guy before but check out that new sketch! I love it:

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Crash Site

I think the composition got a little flat and there's some other weirdness I'll have to watch out for next time. I really wanted the ship panels to feel less structured than we build and more organic as a way of selling that it was alien in nature. As always, let me know if you have any thoughts on it.

I work with Raul Cabrales now and I find his work incredibly genuine feeling. He's a fantastic draftsman and painter. On the side he does some personal stuff for his blog. Check it out: