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  • Escape Velocity

    Wednesday, 27 January 2016 - 3:29pm

    A personal piece. Soviet aircraft of the 1950’s and 1960’s have long interested me and I’ve long enjoyed the art of John Berkey and Chris Foss with their depictions of space craft and alien worlds, often inspired by the same aesthetic.

    This image depicts a decrepid ship attempting (and failing?) to reach escape velocity.

    Completed using Photoshop and Modo.

  • Ruined City Matte

    Wednesday, 20 January 2016 - 2:10pm

    The challenge of this personal matte was to transform a stock image of a typical downtown centre into an atmospheric piece depicting the aftermath of a major conflict. The primary image is a stock image kindly provided by Allendra3 at Deviant Art and is provided for comparison.

  • The Nautilus

    Wednesday, 20 January 2016 - 1:52pm

    A personal piece depicting my take on Captain Nemo's Nautilus from Jules Verne's classic '20000 Leagues under the Sea'.

    The Nautilus was concepted and modelled in Modo. Image completed in Photoshop.

  • Tying up the loose ends. Some unpublished work from Age of Conan.

    Sunday, 27 September 2015 - 2:37pm

    A sample of unpublished work from Age of Conan from towards the end of my involvement with that project

  • The Copper City matte and composite (NukeX) (A personal project)

    Sunday, 27 September 2015 - 2:32pm

    With this personal project I have endeavoured to create a short animated sequence simulating live-action using a number of Photoshop-created layers projected on to 2D and 3D cards (modelled in Modo) in NukeX 9.

    The sequence is HD but regrettably, viewing in HD is restricted for embedded Vimeo videos so if you cannot see it in HD here, you can still view it directly at Vimeo. Simply click...

  • Matte paints for the Norwegian Film 'Reisen til Julestjernen' (Journey to the Christmas Star)

    Sunday, 27 September 2015 - 2:13pm

    Mattes completed for the Norwegian Christmas film ‘Reisen til Julestjernen’ (Journey to the Christmas Star), released in 2012. The bottom two mattes served as backdrops to actors filmed on bluescreen whilst with the first, the foreground (frozen lake) was projected onto a card and the camera set to track-in slightly. CG actors were overlaid into the middle-ground.

    Courtesy Moskus Film a...

  • A selection of personal character concept art 01

    Sunday, 27 September 2015 - 2:07pm
  • Matte painting for the Norwegian film Kon Tiki

    Sunday, 27 September 2015 - 1:57pm

    A screen-grab showing a portion of the matte-painting that I completed for the film Kon-Tiki in 2012 with a CGI DC3 aircraft. The original matte was over 16000px in width. Grab courtesy Gimpville AS and Egmont Nordisk Film. The film is the largest and most expensive production undertaken in Norway and was nominated for best foreign language film at the Oscars & Golden Globe.

    Below: H...

  • Aghrapur

    Sunday, 27 September 2015 - 1:51pm

    A city on the shores of the Vilayet Sea in Hyboria, from Conan the Barbarian.

  • The Hidden City

    Sunday, 27 September 2015 - 1:49pm

    A personal piece completed sometime ago.