Making a Monster

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I was tasked with making a monster that would in 11 stages go from this cute harmless thing to something that would scare a child. During the meetings people kept mention growing. So I went off and started thinking about seeds and flowers. After playing around with some rough ideas I began looking at flower bulbs. I felt like the bulb was a more substantial beginning than my initial idea of a seed and could be a good character right from the start. So, I took the bulb shape and made that the body of the creature. From there it was the just a matter of growing and corrupting my bulb and flower. It starts off saturated, light, and green; much like some of the bulbs I found during my research. As it gets older/more corrupt it becomes desaturated and  adds darker tones to slowly remove the playfulness and make it feel more sinister. I’m quite pleased with this one, because it was a big hit with the people that matter. In my book a job that you feel is done well and makes the higher ups happy is simply the best thing.

Around Town

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These images are some I drew in Adobe Illustrator from a current project that is turning out to be really awesome. It’s very unique stylistically from what we have historically done. I wish I could say more about the project itself, but it’s too soon to say more. Just know that I feel like it’s a really brilliant user experience.

Fear of Flying



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These images are from a project I just wrapped up here at work. We were updating our VR system for Fear of Flying to be used on mobile devices. We wanted to update the looks while making it even lower poly so it would be able to run on even an iPhone 4s. I think the results turned out quite nice considering the strict limitations we had on the project. What’s really cool is once you’re in the plan a therapist can control the weather and environment to custom tailor each experience per client.




WiP of the Ice Cream Truck

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Here’s a work in progress shot of another project. It’s looking like a pretty fun project. I just wish it didn’t have to be so frugal with the polygons and texture sizes so I could make it look really extra special.

Sketch Dump

I haven’t posted in a while because most of everything I’ve been doing is NDA’d. So spent a short time last night and tonight quickly sketching and coloring some of my work mates so I could make them smile and have a little something to put here. Stephen Silver has always been a huge inspiration for me and my thoughts on character design. So, I tend to take design cues from his school of thought when I’m drawing for myself.

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Picking on Supes.

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At Christmas I was commissioned to draw Superheroes for a young lady to give to her husband as a present. I of course jumped on this because you don’t get much more fun jobs. As we talked about what she wanted it became clear her husband has an extreme dislike for Superman. So we talked about making the other heroes pick on him. I thought well it’s not as much fun if they’re adults, so I suggested baby heroes. She loved the idea so I went and made these.

Logo Design.

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A good friend of mine is starting a bespoke suiting company and had asked me to design his logo. This is the final result. I can’t wait to see him get this off the ground because the passion he has when he is discussing it with me is quite infectious.