Yukio Miyamoto Illustrator

While I havent really got into vector-based illustration, when you see a real talent armed with any tool it is inspiring to see. I dot have a good feel for the real benefit of illustrating this way,…


More Cartographer Sketches

Here are a couple more sketches for Cartographer, first one of Skep and then another Cloak Priest image...


DRIVE vehicle concept work

ConceptArtWorld.com has a nice little piece on Scott Robertson's inspiring work on his new book DRIVE. The book is a compilation of his concept work on a vast array of cars, bikes and all manner of…


Cartographer Video Trailer Draft online

I have uploaded the Video format trailer for the Cartographer project. While the final trailer will be a real-time audio-visual experience of the Cartographer concept art and world - this is a…


Optics and Brains

I find twitter a great source of the wonders of the world and the net. Via @rebeccawatson I come to this optical illusion maze. It is quite remarkable how easily our brain is tricked into seeing…


Concept Art meets Theme Park meets Super Heroes

If you were to picture the idea of a Marvel Theme park in Dubai - your imagination may well light up with eh fantastic possibilities that might come together in that place. I dont know if this will…


Cartographer Video Trailer Draft

I captured a video from the Cartographer environment in Unity complete with the audio as it stands. Bringing this into After Effects to combine it with the intro and tidy up the beginning, end and…


Jason Chan Covers and Cards

Jason Chan's artwork and concept work is always inspirational. His blog has a suite of new book covers and Magic the Gathering artwork he has been doing and I cant resist showing a few here. I just…


Cartographer Unity Progress

You cant see here the fun I had in After Effects creating a short text-centric intro that is intended to kick things off, giving a little exposition regarding the world, the maps and the journey.…


Compass Sketching

One of the fun things about the emphasis in the Cartographer for the map landscape that flows through the world is exploring some map imagery and iconography. Here are some sketches of various…


Skep Sketches

As I continue to work on the audio, cinematic and Unity real-time 3D elements of my Cartographer project - more and more sketches of Skep (the Cartographer) appear. Here are a few of them compiled…


Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

A slick and truly funny ride from Sony Imageworks, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, this little CG film is super fun. Watching this with the kids on the weekend for the first time, all of us…


New MacbookPro Models

Yes, the revis of the MacbookPro line is here after what seemed like a long wait. There is plenty of cool upgrades inside the still beautiful cases. We get i7 which is good, SSDs are cool and we get…


Stunning CryEngine Clip

The guys creating Raining Fire have a simply stunning video created with CryEngine 2: Needless to say this is beautiful stuff for any real-time engine, people rendering would be very proud of this.…


New Moon BR

I worked my way through the book not long ago and was keen to see this next film and the Wolves doing there thing. While the fur and modelling of da wolves was great, the animation could have been…


Cartographer Unity Landscape 3

With my decision to attempt to create a real-time audio landscape where the audio pieces created in Pro Tools come together within the Unity environment - plenty of work to be done. I havent done…


CS5 is alive

I havent had too much of a close look at Adobe Cs5 yet, it is hot off the presses though and I am keen to see what Adobe have gifted us with - exciting! As I heard, the video apps have gone 64bit…


Clash of the Titans 3D

I have been looking forward to seeing the latest action 3D extravaganza at the cinema, yesterday was the day. I have fond memories of the original Clash of the Titans, this new action packed 3D…


Crysis 2 News

Crysis 2, powered by the mighty CryEngine3 is getting closer and closer for us. The official site is now alive at SOS New York and features the new trailer: How great is that (I love trailers), this…


Jim Lee iPad drawing

I am sure that when I finally get to play with an iPad I will find it a joy, even if its use is limited to relatively frivolous things. If it could be a graphical tool, then there is some chance of…