Tuesday, June 12, 2007

THE SKATEBOARDER'S JOURNAL #3 - COVER

I wanted this to be done with a shakey hand, so I drank a billion beers at the pub and got up earlier than normal. Got it 4th shot...




ZOMBIE ILLUSTRATIONS FOR THE SKATEBOARDER'S JOURNAL #3

I did these really quickly in the last hours of deadline only to find out that all of the characters involved looked like locals at the pub...

3D SCULPTURE FOR THE SKATEBOARDER'S JOURNAL #3

I'd been spending a lot of time watching the making-ofs from the Pirates of the Caribbean series of DVDs. I always pay attention to special effects in films, and was really blown away by the effort taken to make things look just right.

I yet again wasted a huge amount of time on this spread. I bought a model ship, built it and ruined it, painted the sunset background on masonite, and made a great big Cracken to attack the ship from under water. Then we had to shoot the products, and I spent too much time getting the right amount of diffusion through an imagined body of water, spewing out of the ship.

I'm still happy with the work on this, I learnt so much about Photoshop as well as sculpture and model making.

Oh, and unlike my other 3D work, the ship and the Craken have been binned, though the sunset painting lives to fight another day.

IRON BOARD LORD FOR THE SKATEBOARDER'S JOURNAL #3

I had forgotten about this article until I went back to look over my older stuff. This article was about a guy named Jack Nanoto skating around in the Philippines.

I had this idea of some kind of Akira-like character speeding past a Jeepney, just charging along and the shockwave just smashing the shit out of the car.

I'm no Katsuhiro Otomo, but it kinda worked. I think I've learnt a lot more about working in this style now.