Tuesday 31 December 2013

Batman Blackgate Concepts

In 2014 I will be returning to the warm bossom of fulltime work. Freelance has been
a great experience and I've met and worked with some brilliant people.
As a thanks to all for your continued support during the year here are some concepts for Batman Blackgate.

This first material render of Bronze Tiger was painted in Sketchbook Pro,
with grading and photo-texture overlays applied in Photoshop. The face is probably pretty much a photo :/

 These were the original color roughs to decide on the above pose.

 Various character sketches for the handheld version, Joker gang, Penguin gang etc.

Best to all in 2014!

Wednesday 11 December 2013

Batman Blackgate Cinematics

Here's a selection of the cinematic work I created for Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate.
These were all generated in Sketchbook Pro, then each element grouped up
to be later animated and given some much needed VOOOM by the
good folk at Armature studio.
Posted here working size.

In game these have been described as cool as well as undynamic and cheap and ugly.
Ah well.
I guess I shouldn't bother with reviews,they only make me question my choices.
All 350 frames of them.

I'll post up a couple of the concepts soon.

Friday 8 November 2013

Wednesday 6 November 2013

BROKEN (in pieces)

Original Sketbook Pro colors and linework plus the 
adjustment stack in Photoshop!

I'd post up the actual file, but we know where that 
will get us :/


Thursday 12 September 2013

Infinity Blade III

I was recently asked by the good people at ChAIR Entertainment to create some pieces for Infinity Blade III.
Here's one of the pieces, but click the link, it'll be worth it!

Friday 30 August 2013


Okay, so the trailer's out:

I've been working with Armature Studios on this for roughly a year, a little concepting and some storyboarding game scenarios. But mainly creating about 350 in-game cinematic frames. The Art Director, Todd Keller has been fantastic to work for and with on these. He's done the the lions share of the work, turning my simple layered files into these dramatic cutscenes which are glimpsed here.
The game of course, is going to rock.
I'll post more when I can.

Thursday 29 August 2013

Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate

Not really sure how these got online, originally some tiny thumbnails for some promo pieces.
Some poor artworker has had to re-touch some edges (sorry and thanks!) 

High res can be found here

There will be plenty more Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate material coming in the next couple of months, I'll post what I can when I can.

Tuesday 9 July 2013

Quick sketch capture!

Just a quicky, this is the rough undersketch.
I've taken to using a 'flat' brush with no real pressure falloff, 
like a mechanical pencil I guess. Settings under the video.

Wednesday 3 July 2013

Sketch Page 2013!

This bugger took nearly six months
to complete due to other work.
Which is bad, but really good too.

Friday 17 May 2013

Tuesday 7 May 2013


Some more pieces from the filing cabinet.
I'm keen to show you guys new stuff, hopefully soon!

Thursday 11 April 2013

Freaky Gothic Kit Pre-Order

The Industria Mechanika Freaky Gothic kit is
now available for pre-order from the site!

Hard to believe I drew that guy back in 2006....