Wednesday, 16 September 2009

BBC Myths from Preloaded

Ive just finished up doing the story illustrations for the forthcoming BBC Myths site which is currently under development by Preloaded. It will be a flash site where Arthurian based stories will be available, 4 to start off with but hopefully more will be added down the line. I was fortunate to be picked to illustrate one of the stories. There are 10 chapters so 10 screen illustrations and a mini game that will be included per story.

Each illustration was created on various layers so that the guys at Preloaded could take the files and, using some Flash Parallax Scrolling, give a sense of depth to the scene. Little animated touches will be added and the stories themselves will be narrated as well as having controls for page turns and type overlays, so each illustration also needed to include some dead space for when any type gets overlaid.

Below is a reduced size preview of chapter 6. At full screen each illustration covers a 1920px resolution. Im really looking forward to seeing what the guys come up with, i will post up a link when everything goes live. (This is also copyright to the BBC btw)

Im off for a little break but will be back soon, hopefully refreshed and ready to get some new work done.

Edwin Ushiro at LeBasse

Arrested Motion have posted some rather nice pics of Edwin Ushiros solo show "Softly Encompassing the Womb." This is a body of work that was inspired by ghost stories he heard growing up in Hawaii and he seems to have included some of those stories with the relevant artwork on display. Its great when artists are able to give the viewer a back story, Travis Louie is a fantastic example. Check out the show pics at Arrested Motion here.

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Fine Grime

I now have 2 prints available as limited editions through the great Fine Grime, Sweet Mercy and Reliquary.

Im currently up to my ears with a job for the BBC via the nice guys at Preloaded, cant show anything about it at the moment- hopefully i will post some shots of the illustrations when the site is finished, really looking forward to how it turns out although i have to say after this job is finished i may never want to paint a forest piece ever again.

I have a bunch of new work in the pipeline that i cant wait to get started on, it will have to wait a little while (after i finish this current job) as ive had the joy of developing RSI in my hand, consequently using a mouse and tablet have both become pretty painful, so a bit of R&R is long overdue!