This painting was Inspired by the latest DARPA competition and Google's recent purchase of Boston Dynamics, among a bunch more other robotics companies. Here's the design was done in late 2012 (below) and I only just gotten around to working on it.
- Advanced A.I. to walk along side troops or piloted
I'm usually not the one to do fan art but for this case, I really felt the urge to revamp Poppy's look and splash image because it just looked so out-of-date, if compared to League of Legends' latest splash works. I've grown to like Poppy's play style and felt visuals needed 'much' love. I kept the left clear for the Login window so it works with the game's current layout - not that Riot's going to use this, but still a fun little exercise nonetheless.
Kudos to my teammates at Behaviour for the hard work on Qualcomm's Vuforia™ Smart Terrain™. We worked on the game demo portion a la rapid art-ed prototype. Now, back to my other two projects. You'll notice in the image where I got the idea for the ground formation from:).
This weekend I had the sudden urge to dig up the old Ratchet and Clank models and finally add them into my website. The ambient occlusion and reflection passes were done separately for maximum compositing control. Here's how it turned out.
When Gallery Nucleus approached me to submit an art piece
for their Star Wars tribute event, it gave me just the right amount of push for
me to express the bittersweet feeling I had towards the Disney acquisition of
Lucasfilm. Personally, I think both parties made the right move. Disney ‘is’
the god IPs and Star Wars needed a revival with a jolt of fresh blood. Episode
I completely killed it for me and I’m sure it killed it for many others as well
(designs were cool though). The hand-off was a shock and kind of saddening, but
I think in the end it will give the extra life the franchise deserves. Thank
you Mr. George Lucas for the many years of happiness you've given me (until Episode I
and beyond), and thank you for passing on the torch to a new generation.
Click here to see the other amazing Star Wars tribute pieces (mine is on page 3). To obtain signed or unsigned prints, contact Gallery Nucleus.