This isn’t Lego, but it is a very creative event and my addition to it was classically gaming themed. Thought some of you might be interested in the other stuff that occupies my time, I have started participating in local art festivals over the past couple of years in an attempt to become a ‘local artist’ not just an artist who lives in the city.
This gobbled up my past week and now that I have tied it up with this post I can tackle all those other hobbies!
I do a lot of browsing, it’s a tax write off for creative research for my comics. Ya that’s it. Anyways, I need x-amount of monitor radiation and find lots of great random Lego pics that I often share on our local lug’s forum, thought I’d share them here too. This is the ‘art’ edition.
Bizarro, one of my fav comic series
xkcd, another fav comic series 🙂
Inspired by Walking Dead, not sure the artist
Link and self portrait by westalbott
he has a cuusoo page for his Zelda project
Legend of Zelda: Iron Knuckle Encounter
Some of you know that I do a local newspaper political cartoon, and sometimes I sneak stuff in, even if probably no one will get it. I’ve been meaning to do an Enron comic for a bit and the latest cotroversy with China buying the rights to our national energy companies lined up the ducks for me.
Any lufugees notice something familiar in this one?
Here’s some more of the drawings I did for the development of the Outpost level.
This was some ideas about the desert mesas and Maelstrom infected buildings that were on the edge of the rift.
The vision for the town was kind of a shanty town/pioneer land that was made out of available resources on the planet.
This was originally a design idea for the Sector Six t-shirt and still thinking about doing something with pieces of it eventually.
Steve sent me some links the other day and there was this epic looking minifig Marvel mashup in the mix, and I had to find out more so thumped up some links. The artist is Ulises Alfonso Farinas and he’s just great, check out his other stuff too. Images link to larger versions and his site is at the bottom of this post.
On a previous post I linked to some concept art made by a minifig series designer:
Here is another one of his sites and some more interesting tidbits:
Looks like these are the Monster Hunter pitches!
Here’s some designs by a series minifigure artist in 2010, lots have been made and maybe some more of these will be coming down the pipe?
There is so much inspiration on this site, check it out!!
This is Jim Stigall’s Blog It was first brought to my attention by The Great Yak.
In 2006 the vision of bringing the iconic LEGO brick to the virtual world of MMO gaming – started some years earlier by key member of The LEGO Group – began to take shape with the partnership of a small and little known Colorado based video game development studio called NetDevil.
During the five-plus year journey of development, the team at NetDevil was faced with many difficult technical and design challenges in order to bring LEGO play to the virtual space. Working along side the designing minds and programming wizards, the LEGO Universe art team, lead by Art Director Phillip Atencio, molded a visual style unmatched in the world of MMO gaming, seamlessly melding existing LEGO themes with original story developed in-house by the minds of NetDevil developers who also happened to be life long fans of the timeless plastic toy.
The conceptual design team tasked with bringing the vision of LEGO Universe to life boasted some of the most incredible talent the video game industry has to offer. Lead Concept Artist Jim Stigall guided a team of seven concept illustrators during the life of the project. Along with the help and incredible visions of Jerry Meyer, Dave Kang, Brett Nienburg, Kyle Wheeler, Richard Tran, Peter Coene, Nathan Storm, and Mike Rayhawk many many worlds and literally thousands of drawings were explored to assist the world builders, animators, character modelers, and visual effects artists bringing the three-dimensional world of LEGO Universe to life.
Millions of fans logged in daily and assumed the identity of their Minifigure avatar, virtually interacting, building, and exploring with their friends in the LEGO Universe.
Sadly, in January, 2112, after little over a year since its initial public launch, LEGO Universe was closed for good.
This blog is for you, the fans. It is a place where we, the Concept Art Team from LEGO Universe, can share with you the passion and love that was put into this wonderful game – much of it never seen before, some never meant to be shown.
Please enjoy Imagining LEGO Universe…
To say it was a brilliant find would be a total understatement.
It showcases the art of these LU Concept Artists
I have spent literally hours in awe of the talent represented here.
I hope you all enjoy it as much as I have.
Have a happy day!
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day everyone!
As lots of you know, I was on a team with HappyPappy called Sector 6. For numerous reasons, primarily distance and babies, our team level wasn’t ready on time for game launch and by the time we were ready the focus of the LUP program had switched. It was still a great experience and I learned so much in the process. I also had the most fun as a LUP after the game launched when I got to meet all the players and fans so there is no regrets on that level.
What I’d like to start sharing is the work we did on the level starting with some of the concept art I did. The level was called Outpost and it was to be a pioneer sort of settlement on a planetary fragment with some miners that had tapped into a vein of Maelstrom. My vision was a cross between Wild West, Firefly and Steam Punk. These pictures were to be the Faction representatives of the area and I was going to ‘space’ them up in a subsequent rendition.
Going by timestamps I think I made these in July of 2009
I actually signed up to Cuusoo to support this one. It’s by the Reverend Brendan Powell Smith who is infamous for his Brick Testament project: http://www.thebricktestament.com/
His work is consistently amazing and entertaining as well as he’s proven to be a viable success with his many books, a couple of which are on my shelf.
It’s a tricky sell since there are religious undertones to his work but I think he picked a great piece for a project since it’s a classic masterpiece. I could see a whole line of painting recreations, similar to the architecture series.