In 2015 I was sought out by special effects master Ryan Nicholson to whip up some concept art for a few 'special' zombies in the upcoming film "Dead Rising: Watchtower", based on the Capcom game series. Being a fan of the games since the initial XBox days, I couldn't say no.
After a few iterations, I was proud to come up with a new addition to Dead Rising's roster of dangerous clown characters. Bonzo here is played in the film by Ernst C. Harth, with make-up effects by Ryan Nicholson, Megan Nicholson and Michelle Grady. They got the look down exactly! The art shown here was also used as a vinyl print for Bonzo's truck, seen in the film.
I'm not mentioned in the following "Making Of" feature, but you can see interviews with actor and artists, including great close-ups of Bonzo and his creepy van:
Hot off the desktop: Some matte Photoshops I whipped up (on very short notice) for upcoming CineCoup project, "The Legend of Davy Crockett" directed by Andrew de Villiers. These composites are intended to deliver the aesthetic and atmosphere of the movie, accompanied by explanations from de Villiers for the CineCoup crowd.
The art has had a lot of positive response already — as I write this, "Davy Crockett" is in the voting lead! At any rate, the crew could still use your vote, so get on over there!
A Sketchup model of a fictional art deco building: Pickman’s Hotel. This untextured model was used in my online comic, “Even Death May Die!” where it served as a stage for an extended battle sequence, resulting in the building’s destruction.