Spectrum 19, The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art has just arrived in the mail! My painting Sky Burial #2 made it this year in the Unpublished section. Thanks again to the Fenner’s for publishing such a wonderful book.
If you haven’t seen this book or the 18 earlier editions, I thoroughly recommend them if you’re interested in Fantastic Art.
Been a busy beaver lately finishing of concept art duties on The Wolverine (Sorry, still can’t show the work..) and finishing off my basement/studio. I now have most of my books in place and computer set up, so I’m ready to work. The down side of all that work was that I missed attending Illuxcon in November.
I have also been teaching a basic Illustration/Concept Art short course at Randwick TAFE here in Sydney with fellow teacher, illustrator and friend, Paul Bajada. The course will be full and part time right through 2013. I will be teaching the Colour/Lighting portion of the course at nights.
And as the title of the blog post suggests, I am also starting Concept Art duties on the film adaptation of James Dashner’s The Maze Runner, directed by Wes Ball. You gotta check out Wes’ awesome short film: RUIN, right here.
UPDATE: Just to let folks know that I am no longer painting concept art for Maze Runner, I finished two pieces before Christmas last year and wasn’t called upon to do any more. The production may require more later but who knows.
The TAFE Concept Art course currently being run at Randwick also did not pan out for me due to bureaucratic reasons. Randwick’s loss however is about to become North Sydney TAFE’s gain!