Environment concept for a project based on Sun Tzu’s ‘Art Of War’.
For WIPs, click on image :)
Been a long time since I have updated this blog, have been busy with lots of uni work which you can see at: http://hayleymerrington.blogspot.co.uk/
Here is a taste of what I have been doing:
(From an exercise to produce a teaser poster for a movie)
Some paintings I have been doing for one of my projects at the moment, based on Freda Warrington’s novel, ‘The Amber Citadel’. These are several depictions of the races mentioned in the novel.
Two more options for my Aztec High Priestess character; one very old, one very young.
Project for my MA, based around the theories and ideas of Eric Von Däniken. We are focusing on the ancient Aztec civilisation and re-imagining it with alien interference.
This is the Aztec High Priestess, still a wip, but getting there.
Have been working on an extra-curricular project for uni, set by some students on MA Games Design… or some such similar subject.
"The year is 1610. The place is a tributary of the Amazon river. As our hero floats downstream on a raft made of the remains of his river boat, he approaches the overgrown ruins of a recently abandoned city.
Alphonso de Plata thinks he is the last remaining conquistador of a squadron sent out to find out what happened to an expedition that went upstream 50 years earlier. This had been pursuing rumours from the local tribespeople of a fabulously wealthy civilisation, protected by a death cult.
Alphonso punts into the dock in search of food. At first the city appears devoid of any signs of life, but then he comes across a helmet. Other signs appear that suggest a sudden plague has destroyed this civilisation. Eventually he finds the steps of the central ziggurat and climbs to the top. Now it is dusk. As he looks out over the ruins there seem to be hints of movement…”
So we need to create:
A tributary of the Amazon
A ruined pre-Colombian city
A ziggurat temple
Alphonso de Plata, and 2 other survivors
Pre-Colombian civilisation zombies
Amazonian tribal zombies
Muzzle loading musket
Tribal bow & arrow
Here is a quick speedpaint of the Amazon river to get started…
Another speedpaint for the aztec project. Not liking this one so much, but here it is anyway:
Same concept, different environment. Still playing with colours.
I think I like the first and second best…
Playing around with some ideas for the environment for the Aztec project. Here is the first (very rough) environment concept, have been playing around with colours and trying to find a palette that works.
Our new project is based around the theories and ideas of Eric Von Däniken . We are focusing on the ancient Aztec civilisation and re-imagining it with alien interference.
So to begin, we have to develop an alien leader and an Aztec leader. Here is the first concept for the alien leader, still needs lots of development. It’s a typical looking alien, and I think I might have been influenced too much by Starcraft’s protoss…
This is due in tomorrow, so it is as finished as it is going to get.
It’s not perfect, but it will do, I’m pretty much happy with it. So many details, so little time. Still, not bad for under a weeks work.
First week of my MA! Our first assignment is to choose our favourite image, and reproduce it. Mine is the Lady Of Shalott by John William Waterhouse. So anyway, here is my progress so far:
Stay tuned for more!