Sunday, September 25, 2016

Unused Orc Concept

Digging through old files and found this unused Orc concept from 2011 that was done for The Hobbit Trilogies.  Was pretty happy with the design even though we changed direction for the film so I thought I'd share.




Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Art and Industry of Imagination Workshop

2 posts in one day, what is going on!  This dragon was created for a workshop I ran which was over a day with a great bunch of students!  


Childhood's End - Karellen designs

In 2014 I got to be apart of the team that worked on Arthur C. Clarke's Childhood's End TV adaptation.  I worked up the designs at WetaWorkshop and the incredible team at Makeup Effects Group created the suit that Charles Dance would perform in.  Please check the Makeup Effects link for more production stills and videos, they did an incredible job!  It was such an honour as well to find out Charles Dance was going to be doing the performance of Karellen.  I loved the book and felt he was a perfect fit as well as Tywin Lannister being one of my favourite villains of all time!

Here's a small sample of the work that got done as well as the final concept (attempting) to put Dance's likeness into the design.


                                     




Paul and Nick with Charles in the final make up.  Amazing job!


Saturday, February 27, 2016

Dragon'S

Time to dust the ol' cobwebs off this blog with a couple of new pieces... well one new one at least!

This fella was done as a pitch piece for a film still in production with Director Biz Crummett, she was kind enough to let me show the piece which was done in 2o12.  Stay tuned for that project with more to come!


... And THIS fella was just to do a dragon piece again.  I used some 3D and painted over the model from a Keyshot render.


Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Bad Sasquatch

I had almost forgotten about these fella's from 2011!  Unused dark and moody designs for a bad sasquatch.


I should add that this isn't how I see Sasquatch (real or not) but was following the brief of this character being an antagonist... Would like to do a version someday of a more peaceful creature.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The Guard

A new personal piece which was based on a design I've been working on for my own project.  It will be featured in the next volume of White Cloud Worlds which I'm very proud to be apart of.  The book will feature a lot of amazing talent from all over Aotearoa.  There'll be a kickstarter being launched soon as well but more news on that to come.




Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Zhong Kui

Hey Everyone...
a small update with some concept work I got to create for the film Zhong Kui
We had a lot of fun working on this and a fascinating subject matter.






This was a design by Jamie Beswarick and all I did was the tongue and internal mouth  :)


Thursday, May 28, 2015

GreyGoo

Really stoked to be able to share some of the work I contributed with the WetaWorkshop Design team to GreyGoo.  We worked with SixFoot and Petroglyph to help fill their world with aliens, humans, industry... you name it!

I was mainly involved with the alien design and their physiology.  Really happy how loyal they were to the design in the final and while I haven't played the game yet, I hear good things, and the cinematics look incredible!














Sunday, March 22, 2015

Battle of 5 Armies concept art.

Better late than never to post some of these  :)
All of these pieces and more can be found in the Art of book put together by Weta Publishing, to get a copy please follow the link.

THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES : CHRONICLES: ART & DESIGN

Was the final installment for us to work on this property and what a journey it has been!
Also I will be updating with a new website very soon with a more culled selection of my work, but more on that soon.  Meanwhile here's some stuff that was made for the Battle of Five Armies