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ILM Star Wars concept art competition

I’m really excited to be involved in a competition created by ILM & Artstation starting on the 18th of May. I’ve signed up along with a few thousand other artists!

“Industrial Light & Magic, Wacom and ArtStation are teaming up to engage a community of artists with the world of film concept art and a galaxy far, far away. Offering an opportunity to engage directly with ILM Art Directors in the world of Star Wars, we hope to find new and exciting creators eager to prove themselves.”

Just to be part of this will be amazing. As someone who’s created Star Wars art since childhood I’m sure it will be fantastic to work on a brief set by the actual team at Industrial Light & Magic.

If rules permit I’ll post my work done here. There may only be one piece as in reality the chances of getting past the first round are extremely slim but I’m going to give it my best shot and have fun with it.

Do or do not… 🙂

The ILM Art Department Challenge is a “production challenge” and will entail 3 phases:

1. “The Moment” — Briefing will be released 18 May 2016
All entrants will make submissions for this phase based on the briefing provided. Submissions will be judged to select “semifinalists” to move to the next phase.

2. “The Ride” — Briefing will be released 13 June 2016
Semifinalists will make new submissions for this phase based on the briefing provided (you cannot reuse your submission from any prior phase). Submissions will be judged to select “finalists” to move to the next phase.

3. “The Job” — Briefing will be released 11 July 2016
Finalists will make new submissions for this phase based on the briefing provided (you cannot reuse your submission from any prior phase). Submissions will be judged to select the prize winners.

The ILM Art Department staff will brief you on the requirements of each challenge at the beginning of that challenge—like you would if you were in the studio waiting for the next task. This is a simulation of working as a concept artist in a production environment. It will be fast paced. Expectations will be high. Directions may be vague and could be changed at the last minute… But hey, all in a day’s work at ILM. Some phases will be time-consuming; turnovers will be quick and may interfere with your daily schedules.

Click on the Ralph McQuarrie art below to view the competition details.

ILM concept art competition
ILM concept art competition

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mouse-X Poster art

I’m working on a piece of art for the Sci-Fi short film Mouse-X. I produced the storyboards and concept art for the film last year. Since then the film has been shot and is currently in post production.


I have been asked to do the poster art based on the original concept piece I did with the main character peering through a large man size mouse hole. The new artwork needs more detail and needs to resemble the actor who plays the main character Anderson.


Here is a section of the work in progress and below that the original concept art. The film has it’s own website now Mouse-X website

Mouse-X artwork in progress
Update 11/03/13 Mouse-X artwork in progress
Update 06/03/13
Update 06/03/13
Mouse-X work in progress
Mouse-X work in progress
Mouse concept art
Mouse concept art 1

Spacestation interior

I am working on a Sci-Fi story which I am also creating the artwork for. I’m not going to go into too much detail at this stage. This is an empty interior of a large room within a space station orbiting a planet. This standard area is a template so I can experiment with different types of room within this space so I’ll post some more variations as I do them.

Space station interior template
Space station interior template

Hangar

Here’s a quick digital sketch of a hangar with several space craft vehicles inside. Done using PhotoShop.

Spaceship Hangar
Spaceship Hangar

Mouse a Sci-Fi short film

Here are 3 pieces I created for the short Sci-Fi film called Mouse. The film is about a man waking up in a building with no idea where he is or what he is doing there. After crawling through a man sized mouse hole in the wall of the room he wakes up in he discovers he is not alone, and the occupants look very familiar.

Mouse is created by Justin Tagg and you can find more information about the film by clicking HERE

An interview with the film maker Justin Tagg can be viewed by clicking HERE

Mouse concept art
Mouse concept art 1
Mouse concept art
Mouse concept art 2

Mouse concept art 3
Mouse concept art 3


Robots on the run

This is a digital sketch of some robots on the run from invading persuers in the sky. I haven’t decided whether to complete this one yet or just leave it as a sketch.

Robots on the run
Robots on the run sketch

Robot & Soldier

Here are 2 character designs. The first is a robot that originates from a pencil sketch I did over a year ago. The second is a soldier type character. Both appear on page 1 of Grand Theft Robot.

2 Character designs