Tuesday, 26 March 2013


(enters the blog and chokes on cobwebs and mothballs)

Eighteen plus months since I added something to this small, neglected area of the internets.
Better get my backside kicked and start producing stuff again!

Saturday, 9 July 2011

The Playstation Years...

These were created for a game that never saw the light of day "Short Fuzes".

In 1997-98 I joined a small outfit of ex-Rare staff in their new startup team "8th Wonder", we were one of Sony's not-quite-1st party teams, which meant we had plenty of visits from then SOE bossman Juan Montez, but none of the swanky offices and perks that the likes of Psygnosis had. The game itself was quite a nice little Bomberman clone, and not suprising, considering the lineage of Rare Studios,there were shades of Atic Atac in there too. All hi-res, no mean feat for the Playstation at the time.

Unfortunately, for various "business/bonus reasons/excuses" Sony pulled the plug on it,when it needed a solid three months extra work on it.  A shame as it was a nice little game.

We all moved onto bigger and better things, but the short time we were together as 8th Wonder are some of my favourite times in the games industry*

*except for Tamworth's shoddy bus service, the Friday washing up rota and waiting for certain individual to do his daily dump before the rest of us could use the lavvy.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Look, It's Almost Done, That Means New Stuff Soon, Surely?

Longest personal project...evaaaah.

Marmoset Toolbag, real time model grabs

Marmoset Toolbag, real time model grabs

Wireframes for those pervs who like to see 3d characters without their clothes on.

Hurry Up And Finish This and Post Some New Stuff!

One day...one day.
Zbrush sculpt and polypaint.

Anderson Psi Division!

Fan art, for one of the great Brit comic characters, I had been working on very masculine sports games for two years so I was itching to create something which was a bit easier on the eye. The intention was to really push the forms and make the character "pop". I'm a big fan of the artist Alberto Ruiz, a guy whose linework is frankly, bordering on genius and the distortion he gets in his pin ups influenced me a lot. Looking at these old pics now, I realise how stiff they are, hopefully that will be improve as I get round to creating newer pieces.

Beyonce, Crazy In Love, tooned up, coloured up.

Photoshop 7 (if I remember)

Beyonce-Crazy In Love, tooned up

Line work, Col-erase on cartridge