Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Making of Nando's World

I thought I'd share this great little "making of" video featured on the Nandos's World IndieDB page.

Its a personal, behind the scenes, look at the team responsible for this Italian indie adventure game, the technology involved and some of the thought processes behind the project.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Lane & Russell Storyboards

Today, I have the pleasure of revealing some of the storyboards that I did for the short film, Lane & Russell, by director Jason Stogsdill and Sleeping Sun Films.
"Lane & Russell" is an off the wall comedic short film that is currently in production. The film is being shot entirely in Kentucky. The production team and cast consists of a diverse group of talent hailing from Kentucky, Indiana, Atlanta, GA, Los Angeles, New York and as far away as South Africa (That would be me and Paul Oxborrow, my ridiculously awesome designer friend).
The best part is, that Lane & Russel's Indiegogo campaign has been very successful and  the production will continue on 1 April.

 Check out more storyboards from Lane & Russell in the new gallery I have created on my portfolio website to showcase my storyboard work:

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Making of the Appalchia illustration

Recently I had a wonderful opportunity to do a promotional illustration for Kyran Ford of Sleeping Sun Films for their American short film, Appalachia. It is a period piece set on the American frontier, which is a subject matter that I love.
I was given one or two shots from the scene they wanted me to illustrate, so I did some reference gathering as usual, and decided to pull the shot back a bit to give the illustration more expanse.
I also wanted the illustration to tell the viewer that a main character of the film is, in fact, it's namesake, the Appalachian mountains.

Illustration detail:

Illustration workflow:

Thursday, February 7, 2013

New toys!

I received my new 24" Dell IPS monitor today! It has a handy rotation mechanism built into the stand that is perfect for illustrating in portrait mode. And in Photoshop fullscreen mode, it actually feels like I am working on a full size canvas. I just have to get used to using more of the handy cluster button features on my Intuos 4 in order to work this way efficienty.
I guess this is about as close as I will get to a Cintique for some time :)