Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

work in progress // sketch to character illustration - step 1, 2

I don't know what you usually do in similar situations but I prefer digitizing sketches with simple phone camera rather than with pro office scanners so far. Why? Because it better captures tone variations and isn't removing useful qualities like paper's texture.

Monday, 6 June 2011

making of // anomaly: warzone earth (mothership)

 Some time ago I had a pleasure working with 11bit Studios on their brand new 'tower offense' game called "Anomaly: Warzone Earth"
In close cooperation with art director Przemek Marszał I did all from design to in-game assets for towers, units, some alien structures, and big one of them - mothership. And this is post about that last one

While making this mothership we found that we really want to make it look very distinctive looking, and to stand out from its in-game environment. Simple artistic key to that was to choose shapes and its inter relations that human-oriented objects simply doesn't manifest very often.
Also very important aspect of making it was carefully prepared environment maps to give it all that nice specular reflections no matter lighting conditions (< important tip)

final low-poly mesh in editor XSI looked like this:

To maintain high texel ratio when designing it I kept in mind to build it from small number of identical parts. And make it not noticeable at the same time

Game is available on steam: Anomaly: Warzone Earth

Metropolis Software _ stuff from 2009

Much time has passed since we (and by 'we' I mean: artists at Metropolis Software then) worked on this stuff, about 2 years or more for sure. So its about time to throw it here, just to stack it somewhere. All those shots are from one canceled fps title.
Keep in mind that while some of them represents final stages of development other certainly don't, frozen in 3d concept phase

these are production concept arts i've done for this project:

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Friday, 28 May 2010

Hi there

I'm putting here some of my previous sketches for a good start