Monday, December 9, 2013

Helios work in progress sketches and W.I.P's

I've been doing a lot of sketches, speedpaintings and designs for my personal project called Helios. I'm not sure if it's too early to show anything yet but I couldn't stop myself from posting this selection of work. I'm going to share more about this project soon. Thanks for watching.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


I've started with exploring the art-direction for my personal project; Helios. A number of sketches on my blog are from the same project but I finally started to take it more serious now. I hope to have some more work to show soon!

It's red, blood red!

A quick sketch for the Helios project.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Emperors - The finished ones

Remember those sketches from last week? Well, I finally got permission to show the finals. They're going into the update for Empire, a deck building strategy game on IOS and Android. They where quite a rush job because I only had about a week to do these... It was a lot of fun to do though!
Just to be clear, this was done before I started working at C.A. I only just now got permission to show them.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

The Emperors - Approved Sketches

Here's a little teaser for stuff I've done for the Empire game on IOS and Android. These are the approved sketches that have already been made public. I hope to be able to show the final versions soon!
Disclaimer; This work is unrelated to my current job at the Creative Assembly, this is a freelance assignment I did before joining C.A.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Beric Dondarrion

Beric Dondarrion, the Lighting Lord. I've been listening to the Game of Thrones audiobooks while working and it's taking over my imagination. This is a portrait I've done on the side that was never supposed to be finished. But some how I finished it...

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Medieval Sketches and a New Job!

From the beginning of August I will start as a full-time illustrator at the home of the Total War series, Creative Assembly. I'm really excited and honored to be joining them.
These sketches have nothing to do with my new job but I had them laying around and figured I should post them. The top two environments were speedpaints done to come up with a mood and setting for a more detailed illustration, though I never got the time to do that.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Empire - Ingame Card Illustrations

Since June I've been working on illustrations for the Andriod & IOS game "Empire" by Crazy Monkey Studios. I'm proud to be able to show some of my "in-game card" illustrations, there are a total of 20 of these illustrations in the game. Please have a look at the website for more info about the game.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Monday, June 17, 2013

Speedpaints - Random

I had an afternoon to kill and thus the speedpainting commenced. I tried to use no reference material and tried out some new brushes. It was good to unwind like this.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Substrata - Three Heads

 I've been very keen on contributing some work to Substrata (if you don't know it, google it) and I figured I would spend a night sculpting in Sculptris to hone my terrible 3D sculpting skills. Thanks to the Keyshot renderer they actually don't look too bad. And most importantly, I had a lot of fun with this. After the jump you can have a look at the models with a more realistic render.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Value Sketches

Sketches to practice values. Mainly done during lunchbreaks and a bit after work over the last two days. It was fun and I'm thinking about doing more of them.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Killzone Inspired Sketches

Whenever I do character speedpaints I often end up with a bunch of Helghasts. For some reason the character designs from Killzone stick with me. Must be those glowing eyes or it's just a part of Dutch pride. Anyway, I thought it was time to do some proper Killzone inspired sketches to get it out of my system.
I went for a desert setting with these ones, mainly since it hasn't been featured in the games yet. However, I did want them to be more heavily armored, so I guess they're sporting climate-control in those suits. The desert setting kinda went out of the window along the line although some features may be reminiscent of it. I really enjoyed doing these and I think I might do a couple more in the near future. Of course this is by no means a job application...(or is it?!)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Re-taking the base - Lunchtime/After work w.i.p.

Heya, As all of my belongings are in boxes I have to do my painting at work. They have a bit of a backward internet security issue that currently prevents me from uploading images from my computer. Therefore I took some pictures with my phone. I'm working in black and white and I will add some color later. The first image is where I was after an hour of work.
The main idea is that she's trying to re-take the base she and her team fought hard to defend (but failed). This time she's being a little more stealthy.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Repression of the slums

Same approach as the previous slums inspired "speed/matte-paint", only this time I spend a little more time. About 5 hours from start to finish, a lot of time is spend on gathering photo ref.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Slum Palaces

I did this one in about four hours while I was listening to the "Cloud Atlas" audiobook. It was supposed to be a speedpaint but four hours is no longer to be called a speedpaint I believe. I really need to do some more like this, using photo material is so much fun!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Favorite Samurai Movies Ever - First three.

I've had these sleeping on my hard-drive for a while now. I was once planning to do a whole series but like most things I plan to do they have to make place for the here and now. They're basically my version of the movie posters for my favorite samurai movies ever.
I've got a list of seven that I still want to do and I might want to revisit these along the line as this style is still under development. It's in that sense a bit of and experiment. When I go through my blog I notice that I switch styles like model changes clothes at a fashion show... oh well, you can't say I don't try.