Color Concept Art
A collection of images that may have used pens on paper, drymakers, photoshop, miniatures and/or 3D. Some finished, others just quick sketch. Haven't included sketches for aluminum castings and the like, but contact us if your interested in seeing the more mundane as well.
Last Updated: Jan 27 2023
1969 2 door Torana Drag Car Concept ArtClick to view larger image.
2 of 4 1969 2 door Torana Drag Car Concept Art for a machine yet to be built. Stretched hood, Metal Fake vs other finishes and location of exhaust.
1967 Ford Falcon XR Street Machine Concept ArtClick to view larger image.
1967 Ford Falcon XR Street Machine Concept Art for a mchine yet to be built. .
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Retro 4 Engined prop BomberSample image of a design by me, but modelling and rendering by Foundation Imaging, the now defunct VFX company that did Babylon 5, Star Trek and other production effects. The original design given to Foundation was A3 paper done in pen and dry markers.
HelicopterClick to view larger image.
Here is a side view rendering of a brand new Altech Helicopter. Done in pastel, dry marker and pen on paper, with a little white paint and pencil for high lights. Also 2 smaller rough image sketches without all the reflections. Dragon fly inspired, (as if any helicopter wasn't).
Australian Aerospace flying WedgeFictional craft from above, flying from below , and on the tarmac 3D renderings. In the NASA Concept Style. A short explanation of making the on the tarmac image and plane is here.
Gothic StarshipDry Marker sketch with a photoshop background and effects from 2002. Cathedral like spires and finish.
Elvis - The Next GenerationElvis the firefighting helicopter was a hero of the Sydney Bushfires end of 2001. This Elvis could be a future version. Water and Elvis are 3D, backdrop and fire are photograph, digital paint and maniplation.
Destroyers ParkedClick to view larger image.
Altek Corp. Destroyers Parked with Anti-Grav. After entering the atmosphere, troops are disembarking on a planet with 'angels'. Done in AM.
Gas Harvesters near the Horsehead NebulaClick to view larger image.
The Gas Harvester is a very Chris Foss-ish....huge ships with bright paint jobs, blue glowing hangars, and flashing lights on protrusions. Looks like a fish smoking a cigerette.. modelling and rendering done in Animation Master. The Nubla is a NASA photo.
Grand Space Opera Heavy FrigatesClick to view larger image.
Space going Heavy Frigates with cammo. Military SF. Over the top with flares and effects. Grand Space Opera has just about every cliche there is. Also have a series of different craft in similar settings.
AnimaticAnimatics and storyreels for film and TV complement storyboards and concept art to show real frame composition and movement. Almost no texture mapping of the 3D models is used in this example.
Probot in orbitAn original stop frame puppet robot miniature and digital paint.
Light Cruiser MiniatureThis is from an article for the defunct UK Magazine Sci-Fi & Fantasy Models. It followed on from an article by Ron Thornton on a craft from the Hypernauts TV series.
StarfighterAn original starfighter miniature and digital paint.
Shuttle against a NebulaAn original shuttle miniature and digital paint.
Sport6Click to view larger image.
Here is a 3d rendering of Sport6, the 6 wheeled sports car that's rough sketch has been in the design sketch section for some time. Offworld status symbol. The tinted glass is not designed for Earth conditions. It would be like trying to drive with a welding mask on .... The whole top window assembly lifts up and forward on gas assisted struts to allow you to step in. This is a very low and wide vehicle. Done in AM
RamshipsClick to view larger image.
2 Ramships passing a planet. The Am animation in the DTV 16:9 ratio aspect, uses motion blur, dissabled for this shot. The 3D models are only textured on this side. The planet image map started out as an earth from space photo. A version of the animation uses Qsound for 3D sound effects. Email for details.
HangarClick to view larger image.
A hangar... with the rear view of an orbital shuttle, cargo and some transports. The Shuttle is a variation on the Heli-Jet, with engines, ( generating the blue glow ) for excursions to and from orbital space craft. This is still a work in progress. Needs to be more cluttered to be realistic. Done in AM.
Transport and CrewClick to view larger image.
Altek Corp. Heavy transport truck and crew deep within an alien excavation site...for a place with so many lights, it sure is dark! Done in Animation Master 98 Ver 6.1i.
Heavy Heli-JetClick to view larger image.
Altek Corp. Heavy Heli-Jet taking off from the deck of a destroyer in the dark. Another variation of the basic tracked transport shape, but this time with 4 fan-jet pods to create a heavy duty VTOL craft. This images uses the hide it in light, hide it in dark approach loved by the X-Files... Done in AM.
Tracked TransportClick to view larger image.
Variation of the Tracked Transport from the design sketch. Done in Animation Master 98 6.1.
ReferencesSome very good books, on designing drawing. Creative Marker Techniques is the best.