Category: Concept Art

Ankaris SciFi Sketches 007 – 12

Howdy folks!

My blog seems to have suffered neglect at the expense of Twitter and Facebook these days.. To make up for it, here’s a few more sketches.

 

Enjoy!

 

Ankaris Scifi Sketch #007

 

Ankaris Scifi Sketch #008

 

Ankaris Scifi Sketch #009

 

Ankaris Scifi Sketch #010

 

Ankaris Scifi Sketch #011

 

Ankaris Scifi Sketch #012

 

Ankaris SciFi Sketches 004 – 006

Howdy Folks!

Sketches 004 to 006 now up for your viewing pleasure.

 

ps. By the way, I have started a BigCartel site to handle all of my SciFi art sales. Everything is now in the one place which has streamlined the process. It means I can update print products quickly without having to add html code to this site and BigCartel takes care of shopping carts for multiple purchases.

You can find my artwork here: ankaris.bigcartel.com.

Anyway.. back to the sketches! 🙂

Enjoy!

 

Ankaris SciFi Sketch 004

 

Ankaris SciFi Sketch 005

 

Ankaris SciFi Sketch 006

 

Ankaris SciFi Sketches 001 – 003

Howdy Folks!

Thought I would share some of the sketches I have been doing lately.. some of you may have seen these on my Facebook page or on Twitter.

Here are the first three in higher resolution for your viewing pleasure!

Enjoy

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Ankaris SciFi Sketch 001

 

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Ankaris SciFi Sketch 002

 

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Ankaris SciFi Sketch 003

 

 

 

Maze Runner – Scorch Trials Concept Art

Howdy Gladers!

I know this image has made it’s way around the net recently but I thought I would upload the original version for those interested.

The collapsed building, gladers running in the foreground and sky changes were added by my colleague Ken Barthelmey for the released poster.

which is here..

..and here is the original concept art I painted up.

When Scorch Trials is released next year I can update with the other concept paintings… but not before! 😉

Enjoy

Maze Runner Concept Art

Howdy Gladers!

This post is for you all you Maze fans who may like to see the concept art which @wesball posted on Twitter this week. Here are the two images I created with some small pencil roughs that I did to explore the compositions. I have also re posted the original pencil sketch I did for the poster idea.

Enjoy!

 

First pencil sketch of the Maze I did in 2012.
Concept Sketch for first concept painting
First concept painting for Maze Runner
Concept Sketch for second concept painting
Second concept painting for Maze Runner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D’Artiste Matte Painting 3

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The book D’Artiste Matte Painting 3 published by Ballistic Publishing arrived on my doorstep today. Many thanks to Milan Schere for asking me to include some work. One correction however, he states that I painted matte paintings traditionally, that isn’t correct. Unfortunately I never got the chance to paint traditionally in a professional manner. I have since taken up oil painting and paint as if I’m matte painting traditionally, but alas no, not for a real film. I started digitally at the threshold of digital and the end of traditional.

I wish Milan, I wish! 😉

Go get yourselves a copy and see what the young guns are doing with environments today!

 

Production Art Department (PAD)

Howdy folks,

Thought it was time to announce my involvement with a new Diploma/Advanced Diploma in Entertainment Design being run at North Sydney TAFE. We are calling it, the Production Art Department.

This is the second attempt at getting such a course off the ground that will allow us to teach Illustration the way it is meant to be delivered. It is biased toward film/games industries which means focusing on Concept Art but the core skills can be applied to Illustration for publishing for example.

I will be teaching the Light-Colour-Painting part of the course.

Feel free to drop me a line to discuss the course further. Enrollments will be open soon for a 2014 start. We will also be running a 3 week short course this month.

For further information, please visit the PAD website

Or register your interest here:

 

 

In the meantime, here are some sketches I’ve done recently for a book cover project… of which I also cannot talk about yet!

Enjoy!

 

The Wolverine – Concept Art . Pt 2

Howdy Folks,

As promised here is the next installment of The Wolverine concept art I created last year at Fox Studios Sydney.

Enjoy!

1. First image is the scene where Logan enters the Yukon township. This was shot in a small town here in NSW, Australia called Picton. The concept art is based on photo’s of the main street supplied by production that I stitched together and turned into the Yukon town. For comparison I have included the final shot as shown in the film.

 

2. The next image shows the bombed ruins of Nagasaki. I don’t have a before image for this as I basically let it evolve from a straight digital painting, then adding photo textures into the painting as I went.

 

3. The Funeral Pagoda was the one image I worked on several times. The first image here is my first final version. The second image shows the pagoda re-designed as it was deemed too expensive to build the first one. There was another version which was to show the pagoda 30% smaller, again for cost considerations. The 3D model had been built prior by the set designers which was in turn designed around the Chinese Gardens here in Sydney.

 

4. The Love Hotel Interior was another location designed a couple of times. Here are three versions of the interior based on 3D modeled sets. The final set was built to the third image here. I preferred the second one.

 

5. The overhanging balcony of the Yashida Estate was an interesting image in that the balcony had already been designed but I hadn’t seen it. What I came up with was befitting a man of Yashida’s position and also inspired by the house in North by Northwest. The original design was small and claustrophobic with very odd curves. Most everyone loved the design I came up with but the set was almost finished. Seems they removed part of the existing set and made allowance for this cleaner design. I have yet to see the film so I don’t know how it turned out.

I built the basic environment and the balcony in Maya adding the Yashida Estate model from the set designers.

 

Drop by next week for the last of my Wolverine concept art.

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