i like how this one turned out.
It will be a while before/if I can show anything from Disney Infinity 3, but in the meantime I found this oldie.
Back at EA I did a bunch of pitch-art for various projects. This, from about 2 years back, was for a StarWars mobile RTS project. EA was super excited about doing things with the brand, and teams all over the place were throwing their dream projects into the ring for consideration. Ultimately I don't think this had any part with the mobile game they eventually did, but it was fun and my first venture into such a rich world.
The last project I worked on while at EA was Minions Paradise, which is now finally out!
I was only involved at the very beginning for a couple months before I left; but it was definitely a great brand to work on and dream up the world of. Our initial direction was heavily inspired by the amazing concept art of Eric Guillon, that guy is so talented! It was really fun to try to ape him and all the character he puts into his designs.
Congrats to all the amazing artists, code/3D/design and otherwise, that finally got this out the door!
There are lots of fun gadgets that you get to build/collect with lots of gags and giggles thrown in.
Stay tuned for more!
It's that time of year again, pumpkin spice everything, ink getting slung, and seeing all the great work people crank out for 31 days. The thing I like most about Inktober is the opportunity to address something I'm not very good at and to crank on with quantity. Usually by about the 10th version of the same thing I start to figure out the bugs, so I don't mind being repetitive. Here goes!
Salt Lake Comic Con is coming up soon. Unfortunately I won't be there this time. I do still have a few of last years sketchbooks if anyone is interesting, just email me.
But what I'm getting at is, I love going to Comic-Con. Not for the merch or celeb spotting, but for the fans! That is what makes the whole thing possible. (*Yes, the fans could have their very own convention sans artists, writers, etc. As much as it pains me to confess.)
It's the endless parade of fanaticism that makes the Con great! The infinite variety of creation, appropriation, and interpretation is astounding. Every brand is richer for it. It never ceases to amaze me. I have loved every minute I get to sit behind a table and watch and watch. I sit in awe with respect, and a good laugh, but with respect, for anyone who steps into the shoes of their heroes to any degree.
So I've started this ongoing series that I'm calling the "Heroes of Comic Con." Fan art is a staple of Artist Alley, homages to our favorite characters. But this is my fan art of the fans. These aren't specific individuals, any likeness to anyone living or dead is pure coincidence. Let's just call them 'archetypes,' or amalgamations of an experience at large.