Thursday, September 9, 2010

Devil Helix Viper

engineered-dna synthetic organic fighting unit. custom grown from tailored dna and outfitted when fully developed with nano-engineered mechanical augmentation. 20mm caseless cannon in head, with multifeed ammunition system. spider silk protein skin armour...

Thursday, August 26, 2010

here's an older bit of concept design / production illustration, one of my first pieces at weta that required drawing an environment. that scared the shit out of me at the time, i hadn't really ever drawn anything with a 'background' and 'lighting' before...

Saturday, July 17, 2010

more avatar stuff...

here's a few more old avatar designs

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Avatar screen graphics

here's a little bit of the screen graphics i did for avatar. leri greer and i spent what seemed like months working on all the various screens. leri's a genius at this shit, you should see his stuff!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Moar AVATAR gunz

here's a couple more nerdy gun designs for avatar.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Avatar design: Mo'at

here's a radical departure for this blog...
concept art for the headdress Mo'at wears.
and unintentionally this nailed the look of the actual character according to jim.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

AVATAR concept art

well, we here at weta have finally been cleared to show some of the design we did for avatar, a quaint little film you may remember, it came out last year and had blue hippy cat people in it. so over the next little while i'll be uploading some of my concept designs here.

this one was my first and really the only design we did for the cannon the amp suit carries. my thinking was that it's based around a 20mm aircraft weapon, that's been modified for use by the robotic humanoid AMP suit. hence the somewhat fabricated appearance and the big welded grab bars. this design was modified, according to jim's needs, to the final thing seen in the film.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

2010 'Rumble in the Jungle' design.
this is a nationwide dnb mixing competition that, for the last 5 or 6 years, i've done the posters for.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


done a few tweeks to this guy.
probably my favourite personal design of the last year or so...

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

AVATAR concept design

here's a little bit of the concept work i did for avatar.
these are weapon designs for the RDA security forces on pandora.
i really went super nerdy designing these things, and worked out all the little details, like the reloading process (pre-packaged plastic magazines that you tear the top off and load, complete with e-ink ammo counter on the sides. then you twist the top dial to chamber and cock the first round), how the modular pieces form various weapon types (the under barrel grenade launcher on the assault version forms the base of the shotgun/20mm munition launcher) etc etc etc good fun! these versions are the original caseless designs, but the finals in the film had cased munitions, and ejection ports, as jim wanted brass flying. he also asked for the shotgun to be pump action, which was fucking awesome cause pumping the final prop (with norinco 12 gauge pump internals) is a highlight of my time at weta.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

another blog!

hey, in case anyone likes cars, or more specifically chrysler 'E' bodies, i have started a new blog!