Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Some old, some new. Here a a few images from some concepts I did a couple of years ago.
They were for a proposed kids TV series called 'Oddsox'. As far as I know, it's still in development.
I won't go into too much of the story, suffice to say, it involved a group of 'outcast' socks living in the magical world of an old attic. Originally they were going to use puppets, but then it was thought an 'all-cg' approach was the way to go.
It was a fun idea, I hope it comes off one day.

Here's more recent 'ol mate Darren Roach got me this gig with Penthouse Magazine.
Basically, they wanted to see what cartoon character ladies would look like with their clothes off.
I ended up doing 5 or 6 of them. I hadn't done any 'pin-up' work since the 90's. It was tough starting one of these things after such a long time. Love to do more!!

....also a couple of 'behind the scenes' photos of the minature enviroment I helped create for the 'Dinos on Ice' doco.

A fellow called Chris Martin did the initial form work and some of the detailing. He worked in the VFX industry in England on the 'Avengers' movie as well as 'Lost in Space'. It was cool to talk to someone who had 'been around'. He had some great stories about some the different people he had met during his career.

The miniature started life as a carved polystyrene surface on a wooden frame. Different mixtures of filler, concrete and plaster were then layered over that for surface texture. It was then painted and a combination herbs, lichen and small plastic aquatic plants were used to detail the forest floor.

It's inspired me to do more 'real' (as opposed to CG) model building. It really is great fun, and a nice break away from the computer screens.

Finally a bit of 'broadcast design'. This was an opener for a half hour documentary on how local farmers are dealing with climate change. I seem to be doing a lot of shows based around climate change lately.


FerdinandKreozot said...

Awesome work all around.

I love those odd sock designs but I am not sure how CG is better choice for a sock show than sock-puppets.
But then, CG is big nowadays so everything should be CG.
I really like those penthouse illos. They rock.
And please say hi to Darren, I have not seen him in ages.

Cheers to your work and keep on updating,



Passfield Games said...

Hey Pete,

you're a blogger now! Good stuff.

I can't wait to see more of you awesome art up here.


Louis.Dimsdale said...

Love the sock stuff too. I'm with Milenko, real life sock puppets would have rocked.

Would love to see more of your Penthouse work :)