Quick paint up of an early design for the main character in Hand of Fate.
A while ago I had the pleasure of working with the talented Josh Tanner on his short film The Landing. The script called for a comic book prop and I was employed to create the cover art and two pages of internal panels in the style of 1960’s comics.
It’s interesting looking back on this, having done some more comic work since, and seeing where I would do things differently, were I to do it again today, but I’m pleased with it and I can’t wait to see it on the big screen.
As I stated in my earlier post, I am working on Hand of Fate by Defiant Development, the makers of Heroes Call. Here is my work on the Minotaur faction. Starting off with some exploration sketches, we narrowed the field down to the two best. From there I did a few designs on each, before settling on the bulky fella. I then created a light, medium & heavy version. It was then decided that two higher classes were needed, the King and the Ace, which gave me opportunity to really embellish the designs further.
Just took delivery of my merchandise for this weekend’s Supanova down at the Gold Coast Convention Centre. Come on down to Nick & Pete’s Art Nuggets in Artist’s Alley, Booth D and pick up a 50 page art book, free Hilt bookmark, or just to see me making the Hilt comic live. Peter Yong will also be there with his lead chisel, sculpting 2D masterpieces hewn from purest graphite and selling his fine wares. Can’t wait!
For the last few months I have been working at Defiant Development on their downloadable adventure game Hand of Fate. I’ve had the pleasure of working on the character designs and have really enjoyed it. We started on the player character with the idea that you could choose to be one of three classes, with each class having a light, medium and heavy version. Later I will be posting concepts for the various races featured in the game.
It’s been one year since I started this blog and I would like to say thank you to everyone who has viewed, shared and appreciated my artwork. I am pleased to be able to share with you all my lead character from my comic HILT, Fiona. Fiona is the heroine of the comic and, after some recent redesigns of the head, I can say I’m very pleased with the way she has turned out. To see more of her and her development, and to keep up with how the comic is progressing, head over to the HILT blog.