December 12, 2012

November 15, 2012

Art Print Props

Here's a look at the art prints available from my website used as props in the movie
Don't be Afraid of the Dark.  

In their context, they're illustrations made in 1909 by the movie's artist, Blackwood.  They're maddened ruminations on his son's abduction by fairies.

This was the first version of the fairy depiction.  I was going for something very mysterious, as though the artist had only half glimpsed what they looked like (the earlier depictions of the fairies in this series hadn't been made yet.)  In the end it was modified to more closely match the actual creature designs I worked on that went into the movie.  The final version of the illustration can be seen in the last screenshot below.

October 16, 2012

Shadow and Bone

An inset map for Leigh Bardugo's NY Times bestselling book Shadow and Bone.

August 21, 2012


I was asked to help out a bit on the Skyrim release last year.  Here's a few small studies.

August 07, 2012


Some designs for the Homunculus creatures in the movie Don't Be Afraid of the Dark.

July 24, 2012

Apollonian Drop Frame

The accident on the Apollo 21 Lab Station couldn't be contained. Rescue missions sent to the station disaster hurriedly collected the lab's most recent studies of the sun's relations to a quantum vacuum. Unexpectedly the teams broke all protocol and transmitted this data openly and unencrypted. The data was a garbled mess of obscure information and bizarrely outdated language. What could be gleaned from it though were very clear specifications for angles and spectral configurations for viewing specific parts of the sun. Attempts of following these directions using remote viewing from earth through space telescopes ruined the orbital equipment. All other manned orbital stations that attempted it immediately cut off their contact with the earth.
After a prolonged silence the medley of military presences in orbit unleashed themselves unilaterally unto the earth. Orbital kinetic bombardment weapons carved strange symbols across the earth's surface. The attacks on heavily populated areas however were primarily carried out by manned reentry drop-frames: armed suits intended for quick reaction force insertion. Millions of these orbital drop frames blazed through the atmosphere, unfurling into their squat insectoid shapes upon landing. The were covered in hastily painted glyphs. Downed drop frames always proved to have dead pilots hanging limply within.
Their only communications were being piped back and forth between the millions of drop frames: an endless loop of a synthesized voice saying
"Burn a path to earth. Prepare them for the Sun's arrival."

July 09, 2012

Pacific Rim

Starting over a year ago I've been designing on Guillermo Del Toro's upcoming movie Pacific Rim. It's about humanity fighting off a Kaiju apocalypse with giant robots called Jaegers.  There should be some cool stuff to show soon from Comic-Con 2012.   My work on the movie wrapped up last week and I should now have more time to post new things.

March 02, 2012

The Four Horsemen

And I saw when the uniformed man opened one of the files, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four monitors saying "Come and see." I saw, and behold on the screen was a white horse: and he that sat on him had a rifle; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
And when he had opened the second file, I heard the second monitor say, Come and see.
And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great missile.
And when he had opened the third file, I heard the third monitor say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
And I heard a voice in the midst of the four screens say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of rice for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the coal.
And when he had opened the fourth file, I heard the voice of the fourth monitor say, Come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and nuclear fire followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with bullet, and with hunger, and with death, and with the infernal machines of man.