Wednesday, 8 March 2018

Ms Hammer and the Golden Ram

My latest sculpt just in time for #InternationalWomensDay. Based on the epic Artwork of Bayard Wu, one of my all time favourite concept artists. Please check out the hiRes verions on my Artstation page.


  • Saturday, 20 January 2018

    3D Artist Feature

    Some of my concept work was recently featured in 3D Artist for the special article "Wonder Women" about Women working in VFX and Games. Very honoured to be featured along side such talented Artists!


  • Wednesday, 27 December 2017

    Dwarf Warrior Look Dev

    Following on from my sculpt based on Adrian Smith's artwork, retopped, texture painted and Look Dev


  • Sunday, 5 November 2017

    The Zoo

    CBBC's The Zoo was a project I had the privilege of working on with a great team at Hello Charlie. The Zoo is a comedy mockumentary for kids, set in a zoo with talking animals. Zoo Animals were brought to life by animated additions to facial features, in particular the replacement of their muzzle sections.


  • I sculpted, modelled and textured the muzzles for the Gorrilas, Tigers, Baboons and Tortoises.







  • Friday, 16 December 2016

    Sirocco Witch

    The third installment of the Born to be Series, Idi and the Sirocco Witch. Tracy asked me to work on all 3 covers and each one has been a pleasure to bring to life her Characters, creatures and lands.


  • Wednesday, 2 November 2016

    Dwarf Warrior

    Latest work done in my spare time is this sculpt based on the concept art by Adrian Smith.
    View original concept here


  • Sunday, 13 March 2016

    Goblins Sculpt

    Been working on thes guys for some time, finally managed to get them posed up. They are characters from a book cover im working on called 'Idi & The Talisman of Talia' which is the sequal to The Oracles Quest by T N Traynor.


  • Thursday, 11 February 2016

    NHL All-Star VR Experience

    Before Christmas I was asked to work on another Virtual Reality project with a studio based in Manchester called Flipbook. I was asked to build and texture the main Players and Goalies for the NHL All-star VR experience. Below are some look dev renders and preview of the VR footage, view more of the players on my portfolio page.


  • Saturday, 9 January 2016

    Paintovers

    Some Colour Tests for a Character Line up I've been working. I find painting over Renders helps really quickly block out some colour palettes on characters before going on to texturing.


  • Monday, 21 December 2015

    Google Spotlight Stories

    Whilst working at Aardman Animations I spent some time working on one of the Google Spotlight stories called Special Delivery, following the adventures of a humble caretaker, who is disturbed by a mysterious stranger on the roof. Spotlight Stories are a new form of 360-degree Interactive storytelling made specifically for mobile and VR. A lovely project to be a part of, I helped with enviroment build and optimization of set and textures.

    Monday, 7 December 2015

    DomiNations World War Cinematic Trailer

    Earlier in the year I was working on a Character for the New Dominations Cinematic for Plastic Wax. Great project with some lovely stylised characters, heres the Cinematic and a few renders of the Guard I worked on.






  • Thursday, 5 November 2015

    Quixel Suite

    I was recommended Quixel from a friend quite some time ago but just got round to purchasing it and trying it out. Really easy to use through Photoshop and give a very nice result on some Low poly Armour I built for a Knight character.


  • Tuesday, 13 October 2015

    Project Everyone

    A global cinema ad I had the pleasure of working on with Aardman Animations. I was responsible for modelling and sculpting some of the characters, then lighting and rendering on some of the shots.

    Wednesday, 16 September 2015

    Bear Sculpt

    A sculpt I was working on over lunch breaks.




  • Sunday, 2 August 2015

    Concept Sculpts

    A few other characters that I've got to concept sculpt stage, all still Dyna mesh in Zbrush.






  • Saturday, 14 March 2015

    Character Development

    Knight character sculpted to match closely to the early concept art. High res sculpt and Low poly retop all done in Zbrush.



  • Tuesday, 03 March 2015

    Line Art

    Finally got round to polishing up some line art from the silhouettes I was playing around with.




  • Thursday, 12 February 2015

    Character Concepts

    A couple of silhouettes I took a bit further starting to fill out some detail.

    KnightDetail

    WhiteMageDetail

    Saturday, 31 January 2015

    Silhouettes

    I've recently started to use Silhouette thumbnails as a part of my workflow, its a great way of exploring lots of design ideas very quickly and I have to say I wish I had started a lot sooner! Here are some early character designs I'm working on at the moment for a very exciting project.

    silhouettes

    I was very skeptical at first as I feel far more at ease jumping straight into Zbrush and letting a sculpt take form as I go. I usually have an overall idea of what I want to achieve in my mind. I know Silhouettes have been around for some time but every time I've attempted to concept using them I find myself staring at a blank white document thinking "where do I start!" With 3D I start with a cube or a sphere and mold it into the shape I desire a lot like working with clay, so I thought what if I did the same in 2D? So I put down a very rough shape almost a blob in black, then using the eraser start to chip away at the shape.

    test

    Only when I'm happy with the overall form will I then start to introduce additional details. This technique has allowed me to get past that initial block of worry to much about the small details before taking care of the overall form. Instead of having to draw a Silhouette one will emerge as you start to chip away at the shape.



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    Blog Posts

    Ms Hammer

    3D Artist Feature

    Dwarf Look Dev

    The Zoo

    Sirocco Witch

    Dwarf Warrior

    Goblins Sculpt

    NHL All-Star VR Experience

    Paintovers

    Google Spotlight Stories

    DomiNations Cinematic

    Quixel Suite

    Project Everyone

    Bear Sculpt

    Concept Sculpts

    Character Development

    Line Art

    Character Concepts

    Silhouettes