Saturday, May 17, 2014


I don't usually get the opportunity to design machinery so this was nice. Top one is low tech and cobbled together while the bottom one was a redesign to make it look higher tech and manufactured.

Architectural details

This was another study when I was trying to figure out the architectural styling of the Volge. Like with the other stuff we were working backwards from the show's characters to how these guys built their hives, which hadn't been addressed on the show yet.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Function from form

The Volge from Defiance were a weird thing. They're bio mechanical but the mechanical parts that the show side designed were straight mechanical in a lot of ways, like bolts and wires. They were supposed to be sort of hive minded and living underground, like ants I guess. This sketch illustrated the idea that they have machines but the machines are Volge types themselves, birthed for a specific purpose. The mechanical bits are formed not in a factory condition but 'sculpted' from the spit of these creatures as it dries. The concept is a stretch I admit but we were designing function after form, which is never easy.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Hive chamber

This is a sketch from back on Defiance of a Volge chamber within their hive. I've got some others I'll dig up ... They had this biomechanical thing going on that had more structure than you usually see with this sort of thing. I thought that was a unique angle to play up.