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Mike Luard
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Spaceship!
Here's a charming spaceship I modelled in 3ds Max, rendered in Vray. Animation was composited in After Effects, audio composed in Cubase Elements7, primarily using the amazing synth package Omnisphere 2.
Spaceship!
Spaceship!
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Hiraeth
Concept matte paintings for the short film Hiraeth by Julian Fitzpatrick. The three images explore a spooky lake house building set near Detroit Lake. Plus a random digital painting I did recently.
Hiraeth
Hiraeth
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Thumbnails
Some recent thumbnails: entertainment design greyscale storyboards and some storyboarding I did to plan out an architectural visualisation animation.
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Thumbnails
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Babel
Up to this point all my 3D scenes have been mid-ground stuff, there's nothing that depicts massive scale. I wanted to try something new and trying to create my own sci-fi city, inspired by the likes of Blade Runner and Star Wars, really appealed to me. It s...

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Drone design
Drone concepts for a videogame kickstarter project. To quickly explore forms I 3D modelled a load of designs before moving into Photoshop to produce the finished digital paintings.

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Taiidan Destroyer
My version of the Taiidan Skaal Tel Destroyer from the 1999 video game Homeworld.  3ds Max and Vray 

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Architectural visualisations
Some visualisation work done for an architectural practise. Studio Max and mental ray used.

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Graphic design
A load of graphic design stuff. Automotive HUD design, iPhone UI layout, that kind of thing.

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Guardians Of The Galaxy portraits
Portraits from the amazing 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Marvel movie. The process went something like this... I took screenshots from the film to use as reference. Each image starts as a quick sketch in Photoshop. It's not necessary for this to be perfect as I...
Guardians Of The Galaxy portraits
Guardians Of The Galaxy portraits
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Reel 2015
Just in case images aren't enough, here's my demo reel. I tried to communicate how some of the images were constructed by showing animated clay renders and layering on various Photoshop passes. After Effects was used to do this. Soundtrack has been licensed...
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