For a lil Throwback Thursday, 

Here’s work done back in 2011 for a turn-based strategy robot game (think advance wars combat + city building) that never came to be. This was my first job/project right out of school, and the first game I worked on that got cut all in one, but it was still a lot of fun working on it back then. Would you have wanted to play a game like this on your iPad/iPhone? 


Prep-work for my Lecture at Industry Workshops August 18-21 in London: Process GIFs for #MaySketchaDay:

May 13: Dead-End Sketch Salvage and Weld.
May 14: Exiting efficiently, concept to be continued…
May 15: Lighting a final Design.

Higher res GIFs here:

Vampire Spawn
The various vampiric species reproduce exclusively by siring of living hosts. Both male and female vampires are barren and or impotent upon the transition. Though there is a very rare exception to the case. A pregnant woman who is turned can continue to bare young depending on the spontaneous mutation of the vampiric strain. Male vampires are sexually sterile leaving female vampires, who retain their fertility, to seek out living male “fathers”. It is believed that this behavior is where the myth of the Succubus originates. The Succubus being the very rare fertile female vampire.

These blasphemous spawn grow incredibly fast with no two looking alike. A single litter can possess offspring that could pass as human to the purely demonic in appearance. These children are regarded with much distain within vampire society as they are primal, animalistic and savage in nature. They are seen as nothing more than golems of the vampire world.
While not immortal, like their mothers, they can live incredibly long lives and will live to serve their queen. Many are equipped with blood sacs, which they engorge and use to carry blood back and feed their queen.  

Fertile females are both highly prized and feared in the vampire world do to the sheer power she can possess in numbers and therefore territory. Because of this, fertile mothers are regularly hunted and or held captive by their own kin.

Here’s another Beauty and the Beast concept painting I did! This knocks out two designs in one piece: Belle’s gold dress and the Beast in his human form. In the words of Glen Keane through Belle in a cut line, ‘Do you think you could grow a beard?’ I’m one of the people who wishes that the Beast remained in his non-human form, so I tried to keep some of his more “animal” features in this design (mainly those furrowed brows). Belle’s gown is perfect in the original film and if it isn’t Baroque, don’t fix it, so I tried to remain faithful to the original design. I imagined it being made of a more diaphanous fabric than the fabric in the animation, though. The overall style of this one is based on Gainsborough who to my understanding was one of the inspirations for the original film.