Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Flying Saucer

A very welcome distraction

I spend the last 10 weeks rendering architectural illustrations and have to say that I am growing tired of it. Pictures with six and more vanishing points can be quite exhausting. Then all of a sudden I got a call to design this prop. Although my current job doesn't allow me to do much work on the side I decided to give it a try on Sunday afternoon. A couple of hours later I sent it off to the client. The answer: rejected! - good for me - that's why I can post it here :-)

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Ancient creatures

A couple of years ago we were preping a project for Fox Television and spent a lot of time on research about extinct animals. This one - a member of the sabertooth family - is called "Homotherium" and lived among us until 10.000 years ago. There weren't many illustrations to find about this creature so we had to come up with our own version of it. Starting with the skeleton we kept adding muscles and skin, furs and colors. Below you see one of the final concepts and a maquette sculpted by Gary Pollard.