I created a ‘theme’ application on Android a few years ago which included a set of Iron man MKIII inspired wallpapers. I have since removed the app from the market but came across the wallpapers while tidying up my hard drive last week and thought they needed to be shared.
The link below provides access to the original artwork comprising the title image along with Blueprint / Wireline versions.
The images were created using 3D assets set-up and rendered in Sketch UP using the VRAY plug-in. They were then coloured and textured further in Adobe Photoshop and composed in InDesign.
Note: These wallpapers are provided for non-commercial usage and are not endorsed by Marvel. They are my own creative interpretation
This is probably my favourite Lego set out there. It was designed by Angus MacLane who worked on the original Wall E film at Pixar and it captures the character’s form and personality perfectly. The attention to detail and the inventive use of lego is inspiring and it now sits on display on my shelves as a showpiece of great design. The set has a lot of adjustable features to create a wide variety of poses though it is quite a fragile set and probably more suited to display than giving to the kids to play with.
The set is now discontinued but you can pick it up on ebay easily enough. The first release had some problems with the neck support so try and get the later release which rectified this issue.
Lego did an interview with Angus about the set which is well worth watching. It took him 10 years of tinkering to perfect! Its interesting to hear that lego modelling was used as a design tool for the original design of Wall E and other robots for the actual movie.
A few years ago, I entered a competition on the CG Society Website titled ’10 Challenge’. The theme of the competition was very broad and the output was to create a single 2D image to represent our chosen concept.
My concept was to depict the progress of the first inhabitants of Mars after 10 years of colonisation. At the time, I was reading the book ‘Red Mars’ by Kim Stanley Robinson which provided a rich source of inspiration, and along with further non-fictional reference material by NASA and the aerospace engineer Robert Zubrin [The Case for Mars: The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must], I was able to build up an idea of what base camp could look like for the first colonists of Mars.
I have set up a separate website to try and chronicle this piece of work which you can access at http://spacecgi.weebly.com or from the Home page. The site includes some important sources of inspiration and process material. I’ve always wanted to revisit the piece and create further views of the camp from different perspectives or from different stages of growth so what this space.
While the Website headlines creative pieces which I consider complete or concluded, I want to provide an outlet for everything else which contributes to the final pieces, from work-in-progress sketches, to sources of inspiration, to ideas and ‘things’ that have motivated me creatively.
I will try to post something each week and you can expect a random and eclectic mixture of posts which sit broadly beneath the categories listed below.
- Work in Progress / Sketches
- Sources of Inspiration
- Digital Art
- Android Applications
- Creative Writing
- My favourite things
Keep checking in for updates.