Here's an early piece that I did a few years ago when Ready at Dawn was just starting to develop the look of the game. If you're not up to speed, we were the featured story in the November issue of Game Informer. You can find a lot of info on the studio and the game from the main page here. Also, I was lucky enough to work on the cover art for that issue, check out the final version here! The cover features characters conceptualized by me and my concept brethren, Tobi and Mike (Mike did the inked logo on the GI cover as well), and also features some Photoshop magic from Steven "Chicago" Wen.
I hope to post more art and/or links in the near future. There's a lot of content done by a lot of talented artists, so stay tuned.
Here is a little exercise I started to incorporate in my daily routine. Just little thumbnail studies done in the morning or after lunch to get warmed up. I just take a few minutes to play with different palettes and/or compositions. Some of these are done at random, and some are based on existing paintings or photographs.
Here's another sketch from GoS. It's an Atlantis statue concept that didn't fit it's intended space very well, so a simplified version was redesigned in it's place. I'm posting this version because it was more fun to draw :) Anyway, hope to post some NEW material soon.
Needed something to keep this thing going. This is for Dave Chow who's keeping it traditional and burning through his sketchbooks! It's a little diddy from costume night at an LBC figure drawing session a while back. Thanks for looking...be back soon....
Here are early box art sketches that I did for Ghost of Sparta. Obviously these didn't make the cut, but I thought I would share them anyway. The concept of these covers was to keep Kratos mainly in shadow, as if he were an apparition. This plays on his title as Ghost of Sparta. The second part of the concept was to play up his red tattoo which symbolizes the loss of his brother, who appears later in our story...yada yada...
Here is the initial sketch of the final direction.
The work you see on this blog is most of the work I was able to do on this project. I came on pretty late in the game. So, if you really want to see who made it happen, check out the work of these talented brozifs: Steven Wen, Tobi Kwan, Justin Murray, and JJ Shaw.
Also, Happy New Year!!! and thank you so much to everyone who has stopped by this little sketch blog in 2010. I really appreciate your time and comments. Here's to 2011!
I figured I should post something for the new year to get this ball rollin'. This is an old studio test that I did about a year ago when I was on the job hunt. I've seen the test posted by a few other artists so I assume it's ok to post.
I want to thank everyone for stopping by and supporting this little sketch blog. I'd like to extend a special thanks to everybody who leaves me some feedback, it's much appreciated. Here's to another year, good luck.
Here's a lunch sketch I started a while ago. You can see that it got away from me a bit, and I didn't really stick to the thumbnails at all. I tend to like the thumbs a bit more, so you might see some of them pop up again in the future. Stay tuned.
Here's another study. This one is based on the work from Daniel Gerhartz. These studies usually start as morning warm-up sketches and never even get saved because they're so quick or abstract. This one turned into a fun brush/smudge experiment.
Still trying to wrap up the sketches from the last few weeks.