Monday, 12 May 2014

Environments & Ian's Masterclass.

One of the most fascinating things I've experienced to date - Ian's Masterclass - was a great insight into the workflow of a professional concept artist. Sitting watching one of his famous dockyards come to life, I struggle to think of a time when I was as enthused and focused. Futilely, I try to memorise the thinking behind every brush stroke, but that's just not the way it works. What I took away from Ian's class was more of a mindset, and a new range of neat shortcuts and techniques, which have really cut down my production time for environment pieces.


  1. The main thing I like about your environments is that no matter how out of the ordinary the things appearing in them are, the people always have the feel that it's normal to them. It's like an alternate universe and these are people going about their lives within it.

    What's the dialogue from?

  2. cheers robin. that's good - that' exactly what i want to hear. you can see the modern day version of the A-VI's - the A-XII's taking off in the distance in the sky if you look close. but it's just something i arrived at. made up names that sound official. wanted it not to feel too proper or contrived, though. use of "telly" seemed to help that. old mates having a chin wag.