4 items from 2011
Yesterday, we brought you an exclusive interview with the Ccp| White Wolf development team behind the 20th Anniversary Edition of Vampire: The Masquerade with an inside look at how this definitive edition is a must-have collector’s item and how open development with fans all over the world is helping to shape the book. This 20th Anniversary Edition is not only a game book but also an art book with brand new art by Masquerade-era artists like Tim Bradstreet.
Bradstreet’s iconic images for each of the vampire clans in Vampire: The Masquerade has helped to shape how we visualize vampires today. Today, we bring you an exclusive first look at three never-before-seen pieces of artwork by Bradstreet for the 20th Anniversary Edition of Vampire: The Masquerade spaced throughout this article and an interview with Bradstreet himself.
I asked Shane DeFreest of the Ccp|White Wolf development team behind the »
- Lillian 'zenbitch' Standefer
[Editor's note: This awesome interview was originally published by the great Charlie Jane Anders on io9.com]
Creating an alien invasion from scratch takes amazing design skills. Good thing TyRuben Ellingson, the designer who's worked on Avatar, Hellboy and several other movies, was on the case. Ellingson talked to us about creating an overwhelming alien strike force.
Ellingson worked on Battle: Los Angeles as a conceptual designer, and he mostly designed the aliens' hardware — but he was part of the design process of creating every aspect of this extraterrestrial onslaught. Learn about the kind of world the aliens come from, and how the aliens feel about being bogged down in a war against the Earthlings. Also, Ellingson talked to us about his work on the post-apocalyptic vampire movie Priest — including one crazy vehicle.
We've also rustled up a ton of concept art from the film, by various artists. Minor spoilers below...
We've read that a lot of the movie's design concepts originally came from the artwork of Paul Gerrard, »
For a company with the motto “Don’t be evil,” it’s a bit ironic that Google is enabling TyRuben Ellingson to create weapons of mass destruction. Ellingson — the lead vehicle designer for James Cameron’s Avatar, whose credits also range from Battle: Los Angeles to Hellboy and Blade: Trinity — was singing the praises of Google Sketchup Tuesday night. While speaking at his undergraduate alma mater — St. Cloud State University — he praised Google’s free 3-D modeling software as an easy-to-use tool for creating conceptual designs, including the deadly powersuits used by humans to rain devastation upon the unfortunate Na’vi. Aside from ease-of-use, Ellingson noted the program is free which means that even you can start drawing things meant to kill other things in wonderful, violent ways. So, as countless people are out there using SketchUp to create detailed virtual cities, you’ve got Hollywood artists using it to create equally detailed city-vaporizing toys. Is »
- J.L. Sosa
Thanks to i09, we finally get an up close look at the aliens in the upcoming science fiction alien invasion movie Battle: Los Angeles! From i09 The new issue of Famous Monsters of Filmland (#254) has a fantastic "making of the monster" article, where monster designer and concept artists such as TyRuben Ellingson explain all the work that went into creating Battle La's beasts. »
4 items from 2011
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