Lost Concepts: Part 4 — Transformers

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Lost Concepts

An Idea On Its Own During the production of Transformers: The Movie, I was asked to submit some ideas for poster designs, and other concepts to sell the motion picture.  I knew it was a Michael Bay film, and that he had a love for fast cars, scantily clad perfect women, and shiny metal objects, and I hoped to bring a fresh perspective — considering I had seen nothing of the film, or its designs — that was easy. I was concerned that the look of the film’s logo and advertising would be grungy, rusty, block letters  — which is the actual direction… Continue reading

Lost Concepts: Part 1 — Almost Human

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Lost Concepts

  Almost Human Concept Art Occasionally a sketch can become something else.  I have taken to the iPad for illustration, as many have over the past few years.  it is convenient, and allows me to do more finished work as well as sketch on-the-fly.  Tasked to do some concept illustrations for the series Almost Human, I quickly re-purposed one of my sketches for varying concepts of android design for the (unfortunately) cancelled show.  Here are some of them: The unique elements in this were the hot-shoe attachment on the bridge of the nose, and detachable jaw kit for extra equipment packages.… Continue reading

AGsketchbook — Oct. 19, 2014

This entry is part 2 of 15 in the series AGsketchbook

Scribble Ships It is easy to fall into a pattern or style of illustration. To break the monotony, or creative block I occasionally like to apply an exercise I learned in Art School. The fact is, with a slight application of imagination, even a scribble can look like a face.  Therefore scribble on a page, and find the face. I figured this would work for spacecraft as well.   This illustration is named AXLE. It is the first scribble ship to be presented in the #AGsketchbook, but will not be the last. I like it because it has a James… Continue reading

AGsketchbook — Sept. 28, 2014

This entry is part 1 of 15 in the series AGsketchbook

I Love A Good Sketch. Sketches have a raw energy to them that an inked line sometimes robs in final form.  Do not misunderstand, a fully inked final image when done right is a beauty (Frazetta and Kirby come to mind), but that initial idea and energy are in the sketch many times, and the final is a poor cousin. With computer scanning and painting it is possible to keep the best aspects of a sketch in the final image. This has been part of my illustration style for decades now — sketch on paper, scan it, and retouch.  I often… Continue reading