Creating concept illustrations for an event is an interesting thing. Events take place at the existing venues, therefore a photo or even a 3D model of the space already exists. What's needed is an exciting painted overlay. It is almost like painting 3D white boxes into something believable, if not realistic. Actually believable is far more exciting than realistic. Here is an example of a series of illustrations for an event, with the raw photos and the painted overlay.
This is an act that, although well designed, directed and choreographed, didn't get into the Vancouver Olympics Opening Ceremony. It is based on Gilles Vigneault's song Mon Pays. The look of the motion graphics for the piece is inspired by Quebec painters Lemeiux, Barbeau, Borduas as well as NFB animators McLaren, Larkin, Leaf, Bochner etc. Here are the storyboards for the song (design frames at the same time) that were supposed to be projected on the central Field of Play.
One more futuristic vehicle, this one a helicopter inspired by a mosquito. (more…)
Over the years I have created quite a few concept illustrations, but mostly for attractions, events or exhibits - things that were supposed to be built in reality, therefore limited in its "weirdness". It was about time to go a bit fantasy. This one is bird inspired scifi vehicle... Branded... (more…)
Work on the Olympic Opening Ceremony has been one of a kind experience. The volume of work on each member of the team has been massive, the formats are on mega scale and the level of quality of work so high... My role in the production was related to informing and visualizing, sometimes producing, content for the massive projections across the stadium. Variety of moodboards, storyboards, design references, motion references, painting styles etc... It is hard to find larger canvas to paint on. Here are just a few images from few segments in the Cultural part of the show. (more…)
Cauldron is always the best kept secret during the preparation of the Olympic Ceremonies. Hopefully.. Here is the concept illustration... (more…)
Package concept for upscale spring water. Rendered in Photoshop. First Nations' designs are quick and free interpretation of West Coast First Nations art, that was eventually supposed to be replaced with more authentic designs. Unfortunately, this is a non realized project so the designs are not completed.