Friday, 29 August 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy

Before I joined ILM I contributed  to Guardians of the Galaxy.  Hired by the production at the beginning of the show I developed images For Morag, Xandar and Knowhere.

I designed the Knowhere Robot Head and  have included the image chosen by Marvel that inspired the direction. I also Designed and worked on  the Zbrush sculpt that VFX used in their DMP's using an initial sculpt I did for the concept paintings.  After seven months in pre-production I then hired a team and spent three months creating all the concept assets under my direction while I provided lighting studies for VFX to follow.

Tip of the hat to my old friend Fred Gambino and Chris Cook who joined me designing assets through the summer. Big thanks to all the 70's and 80's book jacket illustrators that inspired me on this show, Chris Foss,  Chris Moore,  Peter Elson and many others.

Once again I managed to get into the Marvel 'Art of Book' which was cool.

Here is a selection of some of the work.


  1. Fantastic ! Thanks for posting...most of these are not in the Art of it's great to see them. All the best

  2. Brilliant work! Thanks for posting these, they are simply stunning!

  3. Guardians of the Galaxy is one of the blockbuster movie of 2014 and i watch this movie minimum 20 times because this movie story and effect is different. Chris Pratt Guardians of the Galaxy Jacket