Fruit Ninja Origins Trailers: Concept Art

As promised, below is a small selection of my concept art from the Fruit Ninja Origins Trailers (see previous post to view trailers).

As you can see, the project required concept art on a number of different subjets including character design, prop and environment design, and my favorite; weapon design.


Fruit Ninja Origins Trailers: Complete

Here is the full set of Fruit Ninja trailers I worked on for most of 2013 with the People’s Republic of Animation and Halfbrick. As far as I can remember, this was the first time in my career where I took on a role that was not exclusively art related (though I did also produce much of the concept art for these – I plan to post some of this soon).

I co-wrote and co-directed the first trailer, “Ninjas in training,”  with the director of the 2 year anniversary trailer from the previous year. When it came time to tackle the other three, I was given the opportunity to write the stories mostly on my own, under the guidance of the Halfbrick team.

Thanks to a great team of artists and animators who had my back the whole time, it seems as though I managed not to mangle these too badly. Judge for yourself.



New Site!

Yes, it’s true. I have a new site.

In the same way that nobody can ever think of anything decent to draw when they buy a new sketchbook (or is it just me?) I feel I’ve not yet got anything ready to post here that is of any substantial interest. Please accept this lacklustre announcement in the meantime.

For quite a while now I’ve found myself rather dissatisfied with having my homepage and blog hosted separately, which is why over the last couple of weeks I’ve been working on a new setup that allows me to quickly and easily post on the front page. From this point on, my Blogger blog is now decomissioned; all updates, sketches, works in progress and any other nonsense will be posted here instead.

Thanks to everyone who viewed and commented on my blog over the last seven years. I’m fairly sure that some of those views even came from people who are not me.