Thursday, 13 October 2011

Apocalypto Speed Paint

Trying to make use of any time I've got with my computer while enjoying the madness of moving house, this was an hour speed paint form a screen capture of Apocalypto. Just trying to loosen up my painting style and get quicker at putting down strokes.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Nightclub level design for Renegade of Humanity

Thought I'd post some of the level design work I created for my degree GDD, this was a used to give an example of the gameplay that would occur in the nightclub I modelled shown in one of my earlier posts.

This outline was adapted from the layout of a London nightclub, allowing me to use give an authentic feel to the environment.
I then block mapped out the club in Maya so I could use it to visualise the gameplay that I designed for the nightclub environment, using props within the environment to give an example of the gameplay each area would offer.

I then presented the gameplay in a storyboard layout andstyle, giving examples of actions the player could take as he progressed through the area towards the boss on the upper level of the nightclub.
Using the base character model I visualised the gamplay in more detail, depicting the different gameplay experiences the player could choose depending on if a stealthy or more aggressive action suited their playing style.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Low Poly Base model for ongoing project in Unity

Over the last two weeks I have been modelling a low poly mesh to test in the Unity engine for an ongoing project we are working on at the moment. I aimed to keep the model under 1500 tris as it gave me enough to play around with the body defination without taking into a high poly state.  I have weighted it to the 'Locomotion' skeleton(Demo Video) as this allows us to use an ideal method of animation for the concept we are working on.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Otherworld Environment Frames

These are the first set of cave based environments I painted for our XBLA project 'Otherworld'.  Each environment was created in 3 layers(background,middleground and foreground) to allow us to create a depth effect when the main character moved around each frame.

Otherworld Main Character Concepts

This are the preliminary concepts and sketches I did for our Otherworld project's main character.  We wanted the character to suit the look of a scientist who has crash landed on an alien planet and must survive its inhabitants, set in a futuristic setting.  The scientist has a wrist mounted interface that he uses to scan the environment and keep track of his progress through the world map and the creatures he encounters.  The concept revolved around the player having to use the environment to their advantage to escape and hostile creatures rather than equiping them with an assortment of weapons.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Deviant Art Rift 'Create a Colossus Contest' Entry

Been working on and off for the past week on this entry(Deviant Art Link), scanned in an pencil drawing then worked over it in Photoshop, was different playing around with the purlpe hues to suit the Death plane of Rift.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Otherworld creature concepts

Just a few quick speed paints of creatures for the original concept of Otherworld, invloving different enemy types that differ depending on the environment.  The environments would include Mine, Forest and Lava locations, influencing the look and appearance of the enemy type.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Otherworld Main Character concept

Just posting a character I designed for the intial stages of our Otherworld project before scrapping the idea of having an alien for the main character.  This shows the concepts I sketched out to get an idea of the look we might of wanted from the character.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Scitalis Games Emerges. . .

Myself and a couple of friends of started our own independent game company under the name 'Scitalis Games'
We've set up some basic pages for the moment, the links are below if you want to keep posted on the studios developments.

We are currently finalising our first game 'Infans Solaris' due for release on the Xbox Live Arcade in July 2011

Game Artisans Daily Sketches Submissions

I join in on a Daily Sketches Challenge over at, sadly I could only complete two of the days suggestions due to moving house!

Will definately join in on the next one once it gets underway, hopefully be able to devote a lot more time to it next time round!

The themes for these two images were 'Pet Monster' and 'Steambot'