Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A Brick...

A brick wants to be something.

It aspires.

Even a common, ordinary brick wants to be something more than it is.

Wants to be better than what it is.

And that is what we must be.

- Woody Harrelson as David Murphy in "Indecent Proposal"

Transformers Box Office

About to hit $600M... China's market is now more important than USA's. Watch how the movies are changing to cater to this...

Thursday, July 3, 2014


Here's a much better shot of Bumbleebee, released on Businessweek with an interesting article I want to touch on...

Transformers Turns Bigger Cinematic Failures Into Better Box Office

Regardless of the article, it was a real pleasure to work with some very organic and stream-lined shapes for the new Bumbleebee. I made him much more aerodynamic, as proportions changed from more of a comical body-builder to a humanoid proportioned athlete. Very fun juxterpose of clean panel work and mecha greeble, especially for the 'battle-mode' face mask. - And for the first time (imo), he really looks like a bumbleebee with the elongated and semi-protruding eyes based on the ommatidia array of real bumblebees.

Sadly, the art (and it is art) that goes into these CGI characters, at least on an aethetic and functional level, often surpases the final product and story as a whole. - The very medium in which this art is delivered (in  a mass sense), seems to allow critics to forget what amount of artistic thought and talent has gone into each transformer and the amount of artists and technicians have toiled over it. None the less, we can't fool ourselves out the the reality that it is a business - one I love:).

Transformers 4 - Age of Extinction - My Characters

Finally some early screengrabs online of a few of the characters I had the pleasure to work on for Transformers 4 - Age of Extinction over about a year and a half!


 New Bumblebee

 Bumbleebees red nemesis 'Stinger'.

Galvatron! - More of him soon no doubt, as we went pretty crazy on extra detailing and design with this character. There are only very few screengrabs out there at the mo.

Featured on Dinotopia creator James Gurney's blog...

Kinda crazy to have a mini-mention on the Gurney Journey, esp having grown up with and being obsessed with Dinotopia...