It occurs to me that there are a great many recent pieces of art that I haven’t been able to share with tumblr! By way of catching you up a little bit, let me introduce you to the Wingfeather Saga! A book series that we are adapting to an animated pilot for a series :) I’m the official production designer and as such I’ve also designed the principle cast of ragamuffin little lovies!
Drew a chicken. Because sometimes I wished I led a wholesome life and owned a farm in the country and raised my own livestock…
But I also wish I had a friend in an assassins guild so this chicken is also a mercenary 🙃 Bok-clank!
Made using the Procreate pocket app (aka finger painted 👌🏼)
It also occurs to me that some of my Shardbound concepts didn’t even make it over here– Here are just a few peeks at some of the characters I’ve been working on with Spiritwalk Games over the past year!
Getting a little bit crazy, winding down the day and trying to relax by putting a little work in on Malachite- ever since seeing the kaiju battle between her and Alexandrite, I wanted to take more of a crack at these two. Trying a much more painterly approach this time unfortunately with the widescreen format there just no version of this piece that Instagram will place nice with- hopefully this turns out to be a crop I don’t mind tomorrow morning ;) Steven Universe, kids…it’s a good show and I was wrong about it being not a good show because…it is one. So.
This is a look at the concept development for Professor Mori- the blue faction hero, who uses two black-hole portals to cast spells and manipulate time and space I found ways to love all the factions and characters I’ve been priveleged to design for #Shardbound, but Blue Faction were especially easy for me to fall for. Timey-wimey little chaotic science cuties? I’m all about it! Early concepts I came up with had portal-hats that functioned like a bottomless Mary Poppins-style bag, or (regrettably impractical) flowing constellation hair!
Continuing the catch-up, from Christmas, I took a little time to work on a personal interpretation of The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet To Come smiley I love the story of A Christmas Carol so much…I’d really like to keep developing a version of my own! I’ve always loved the Victorian Christmas where warmth, joy and firelight aren’t so far from the fear of winter’s chill. In this take on the spirits- Christmas Past is the little firelight of Scrooge’s own candle, the bell that rings to signify the haunting, as flickering and insubstantial as memory. I imagine her fading and passing her lights on to Christmas Present who wears them as cowl of an advent wreath (the five candles traditionally symbolizing love, joy, peace, hope and the central flame of Christ). Present is a personified horn of plenty mixed with Saint Nicholas, a moving feast that paradoxically cannot be eaten by the starving child hidden in his robes (who will grow into the gaunt form of Christmas Yet To Come). And he is designed to evoke a decaying Christmas tree, under starlight.