Monday, January 21, 2013

Normal and Advanced

So this finishes the trilogy of work from free lancing in 2012. I got contacted by a very cool Japanese company to do some work for a Sci fi card game. I work on these on the weekend and there a real treat from rough to finish it's always a challenging but only in the best possible way.

And of course copy right Applibot, Inc

Monday, January 14, 2013

Project Halo 4 ... Terminals

© 2012 The Sequence Group

 So freelancing it's crazy. I had the privilege to get to work on Halo 4 in my own small way. I never thought I would have a small part of something so big but this is how free lancing goes. You never know the opportunities that can come up.
The great folks over at Sequence contacted me to assist on the backgrounds for the in game terminal animations for Halo 4. Day in and day out painting and learning,  painting and learning. It was Awesome.  It was also one of the most challenging things I've ever done, there was so much work to do and we had to get smart on painting these efficiently.  These are a few of the background and shots I did. Big thanks to Andrew (AD) Graeme, Jace, and the producers Ian and Dan, 343 industries, and everyone else that worked on it, it was super fun.

Here is the Demo reel and big shout out to the animators and compositors they killed it too.
Congrats to 343 Halo 4 turned out great

and of course copy right Microsoft
 © 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Microsoft, 343 Industries, Halo, and the Halo logo, are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Counter/Story Online 2012

Counter story is a up coming kids free to play MMO by World Tribe.  I was fortunate enough to work on this project as my first contract on my free lance endeavor, and it was a nice challenge.  It was really refreshing to try my hand at stylized work.  There was a lot of challenges  as it needed a simple direct style but needed to be reminiscent of the real world.  Give them a "like" and check them out on Facebook Counter Story. 

And of course World Tribe copyright 2012

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New year and a look back

Yeah so 2012... I've been super busy with freelancing so it's been a bit lean here on the blog.  However I do try to do studies when ever I can. Here are a batch from 2012.
I'll update it over the next couple of weeks with some freelance stuff. I don't have permission to post a bunch of it, but I'll post what I can. 
This time last year I wouldn't of guess that I would have been able to make a living at this without a full time gig. It' been hard at times, I have worked almost 7  days a week since I got laid off. It's been fun though and, I never would have gotten the opportunists that I did in 2012 if I haven't lost my job. And yes it sucked to lose yet another job to issues outside my control. However Freelancing has given me a sense of ownership over my career and my life that I have never had since I lost my fist job back in 2008.  Freelancing  is hard but rewarding, I learned a lot, and I wouldn't of change how last year turned out if I could of.  Happy new year everyone.