Star Wars Posters and a LEGO Hogwarts

A simple post throwing a little spotlight on two pieces of cool art/design work. First up, a simply great poster for the Star Wars Entities exhibition in Canada by Bleublancrouge. [Star Wars…


Project Menu

I am the first to admit that my Masters of Digital Media hasn't just stalled, it is a cobweb-laden rusty heap on the side of the road. But that doesn't mean it isn't still much loved and with a…


Humberto Ramos Spider-Man Inspiration

I was drawn to craft this little blog entry by Adam Sacco's post on 3DTotal with his 3D model of Spectacular Spider-Man inspired by the drawings of Humberto Ramos. We get Humberto's animalistic take…


City Data Visualisation

One of the inspired things our modern world facilitates is the coming together of data from various internet/web sources and some cool visualisation techniques to reveal patterns and meaning in that…


Cyb Art

A quick post to bring a little attention to a friend and workmates' artistic talents. TheCybil Gallery on Deviant Art shows us a little slice of Cybele's work - who knows this post may encourage her…


Loch Maiden - Colour, Names and Game Ref

In the previous post there were lots of sketches which included other ‘working titles’ for the game. I just refer to it as Loch Maiden now, though Loch Dreagan (which sounds so cool when you try on a…


Loch Maiden - Intro and concept sketches

A world where kilt eating monsters strive to win the heart of their Loch Maiden. I have been coming up with ideas for short films, games and environments over the last few years that have all been…


Shorts - Stardust and Paths of Hate

A quick look at a pair of shorts, each with a message to tell in very different ways. [Images from Stardust and Paths of Hate via their sites] First up Stardust, inspired by the…


New SimCity

One of the greatest computer games of all time is the beautiful sim-game-hybrid SimCity which has evolved over the years and we are about to get the new SimCity in early March. From a quick…


Pencil and Ink - Capullo and Glapion

One of my favourite ways to spend time is with sketchbook and pencil/pen in hand. Inspiration in the form of Greg Capullo is hard to match, from his work with Image (esp Spawn) he seemed a natural…


Celeryland Realtime Environment

A complete real-time environment is a vast amount of work taking in a whole range of artistic disciplines and some real technical craftsmanship.The threads by Jason Stokes on CryDev and…


Amgen Bone Biology Site

I haven't posted about web design for a little while, so this is a good opportunity to cover the woes of the LMS and a stunning piece of web design for Amgen. With UNSW shifting the majority of its…


Pure White Paper

This Pure White Paper sculpture art by Li Hongbo is remarkable, what looks like a nice carving suddenly transforms into this fascinating stretchy touchable freaky thing. It is fascinating just…


Cryscapes

I just havent been keeping up on my skills around Cryengine and the modelling/texturing that supports crafting landscapes in the engine. My slowpokiness hasnt stopped these people from doing great…


Some Gamey Fun and Thinking

I have been really enjoying the board game resurgence, it may not be a global thing, but in my week it has a high profile and that makes for some great times with family and friends. I still…


Snow falls on CryEngine

We have a new version of the CryEngine SDK now 3.4.4 which has as one of its key new features a new weather sim system for snow. The Sandbox has a new Singleplayer demo level now, Forest_Winter which…


MakerBot Pocket-Tactics

3D printing continues to evolve and with the ability to fire one up at home with options like the MakerBot – board game creation has a greatly expanded capability to explore and playtest. I havent…


The Runed Keg

When thinking about board game concepts and mechanics one of the fun ideas that still has some solid legs is the concept of adventuring dwarves in a fantasy setting who gain power through drinking…


Brett Demonpuppy Sketches

From back in my comic collecting era one of the Wildstorm artists that delivered truly inspired work was Brett Booth aka Demonpuppy. Rather than my blog just having sketches and drawings from me -…


Voile Noir

This short film brings along a nice blending of CG and live action shooting to deliver a single strong message. Voile Noir was created by ArtFX School students using primarily Maya with help from…