Umm, did I mention everyone will be holding guns in every picture I make from now on?
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Here's a small fraction of work I did for Janelle Monáe's Archandroid album. The crown and armor was sketched out roughly by me, and then built by Hollywood prop-maker Jessee Clarkson out in L.A. I believe he infused some elegance to the design. The gown was fabricated by Jeff Gillies in Atlanta based on these sketches.
The final crown was pushed more towards a gold 'regal' look throughout the process, reflected in the final product (as opposed to the sketches). Also, the album cover image of the crown and armor was a composite, using photos taken of Janelle in costume by Andrew Zaeh, and pumping it up with additional details and lights. The earrings were painted on.
I should mention that the blast shield is just me nerding out the concept. Needless to say it was never seriously considered.
Friday, July 9, 2010
This matte painting project was created in moveable layers and animated in 2.5D with a slow camera move. The waterfalls were animated and some birds were thrown into the mix for good measure. It's amazing what the camera move adds to credibility...and our instructor for the class was awesome. I'll post that version along with the shot plan soon.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
A project for class where we had to re-imagine characters for The Little Red Riding Hood.
I imagined her skating around a creepy town at night, pulling sick tricks on her board while blowing away werewolves.
Thought it would make a cool video game.