Thursday, December 19, 2013

Hobbit artwork

A long time ago, in the middle of a land far away, a boy drew some stuff for The Hobbit.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Elysium Process Giffs

Here's some animated Giffs showing my process (or lack of it) for making some of the Elysium artwork I posted earlier. Sorry about yet more Elysium stuff, but we hardly ever get to show the work we do in this industry, so I'm making the most of it!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Elysium | Behind the Scenes at Weta Workshop

No these aren't paid professional models pretending to make cool stuff, these are actual behind the scenes photographs of some of the mega talented Weta Workshop crew hard at work on props for Elysium.

I feel privileged to have been a small part of the team that brought such well built and fantastically functioning elements to life. Seeing these things take shape in the Workshop is truly awesome and never gets old. Massive props to the crew for making our designery scribbles become real and look amazing! It's an honour!

Thursday, October 3, 2013


Keloid II has been released! Those insane talents at BLR VFX in Spain have done it again, check it out:

Greg Broadmore and I were fortunate enough to collaborate with JJ and his team, and produce some new designs for the short. Here's some of my work:

BLR wanted a large mech unit with a human pilot, and I wanted to design something a little different with such a fun but familiar brief. With other autonomous robots running around it didn't make sense to have the pilot sitting in a traditional cockpit or controlling the mech with their limb movement. So I put the pilot in a low slung tank, where they would be ensconced in inflatable padding, and controlling the unit through a neural interface and display screens. This would allow super fast entry and egress for the pilot, and would look pretty creepy too.

Of course that means the pilot isn't strictly necessary so the pilot tank could be swapped out for a big ass ammo tank for a big ass gun.
BLR were also after a larger version of the original Keloid robot, and a human soldier with exo-skeletal gear and armour.

Here are some renders of the final models, and some screen grabs from the video:

Monday, September 16, 2013

Elysium Artwork

We've finally been cleared to show some of the work we produced for Elysium! 
So here are some of my favourite designs from the thousands we at Weta created.


Fashion model robots: