Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Some portrait practice


 Ok so these aren't technically creatures ;) But portaiture was one of my first loves in the arts <3 So having a play sketching








Monday, July 6, 2015

Knight

A Revamp of an older piece...




Thursday, June 25, 2015

Zhongkui: Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal

Here's some less icky work! Especially the purdy flying ponyyy ;) This was a fun project we worked on at Weta, a Chinese film called Zhongkui: Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal. It was very fantastical with a lot of fun characters to explore! Here's some of the design work I did on the project.










Wednesday, June 17, 2015

"I"

Get ready from some GROSS! This was a pretty crazy project I worked on at Weta, an Indian film called "I". This is some of the design work I did for the lead character, "Lingesan" and some of his gruesome victims of revenge. I haven't seen the film yet, but am keen to check it out!
All of these designs were then sculpted by the talented prosthetic sculptors at Weta Workshop, so each of these (the final designs) were made into practical makeups :)



















Thursday, May 28, 2015

Grey Goo

I had the pleasure of working in the Weta Design Team to contribute in the making of an awesome game called Grey Goo.  We worked with Six Foot and Petroglyph to design everything from tech, costume, creatures, to plant and fungus that inhabit the planet! It was an absolute pleasure to work on as we were really able to explore what this world looks like. 

I mainly contributed to the look of the female Beta, which was based on Andrew Baker's design of the male counterpart (he's a clever guy, that one). The female Beta called "Hellen" in my design eventually had her name changed to Alin. You'll see some very initial costume designs, and ideas for secondary creatures and fungus' that were meant to be growing near thermal vents. Again, I had heaps of fun designing for fantastic clients, with some very talented artists on the Weta Team. The result? A DAMN cool looking game. The cut scenes look downright cinematic! 









Wednesday, January 28, 2015


A piece I did when we were exploring ideas for creatures in The Hobbit; Battle of the Five Armies. It can be found in the Hobbit Chronicles; Battle of the Five Armies :) He's a chompy face.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Smaug Concept


This was a concept for Smaug that I had put forward early on in the Design phase. I had been thinking along the lines of Smaug potentially having a boney structure on his head to smash and burrow through tunnels under the mountains he resides in. Thus you'd see many broken bits of his hardened face. I'm so glad they went for a more classic dragon design in the end, but it was fun to have a play!
These images can be found in the book "Smaug; Unleashing the Dragon."  They're very small images in the book so I thought I'd post them here so the detail can be seen.


This first image is a close-up of the full body piece


       








Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Space Mariiine


Another Weta Blog piece I did a while back. For the funs.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Xenomorph

I had fun painting up a Xeno for a friend's tattoo :) The tail wraps around the shoulder and under the armpit- I can't wait to see it done!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

A Few Good Men... I mean Dwarves. More Hobbit Collectibles!

Here are a few more of my Z-brush models for The Hobbit Collectibles range :) Check out the finished product out here:

http://www.wetanz.com/hobbit-auj/