art dump

time to update!
after about two years of working for NaughtyDog, i left and got hired by Sony Online Entertainment to work for a new project they're trying to get off the ground. they have me doing concept designs on a completely new property which is great because nothing has really been set in stone in terms of art direction, so i get to do a lot of visual development for it, which to me, is really the best part.
my experience at NaughtyDog was great overall. getting a chance to work around a bunch of really talented people was very educational especially because up until then, i had never been a part of a game studio before and so getting a chance to witness first-hand what it took to produce top-notch quality games was priceless.
it seems NaughtyDog has always had a knack of picking up the best people working in the industry, from their programmers to their artists. i've always been a fan of that studio ever since they churned out Crash Bandicoot and i continue to be a big fan and i look forward to their upcoming projects. and besides all that i met some good friends. go check them out: NAUGHTYDOG,Inc.

that being said, this new gig with SOE has been amazing so far. it required that my family and i relocate to San Diego.
its a huge pain in the ass but its not so bad. i mean, how bad could it be to have to move to paradise, right?
SOE is a huge studio but the team i'm with is still pretty small which is great because it has an indy feel to it. there is a good vibe to the team and the people there are very talented as well and have a good energy about them. it must be the San Diego weather...SOE

i'm feeling guilty for not updating for so long so i'm posting a huge art dump to make up for it. some of these pieces are ancient and i'm almost embarrassed to post them.....almost.
ok, enough yakkin', here's some art:

this was the cover to one of two sketchbooks i put out last year, i really enjoyed this style, i think i'll try to do some more

this was the inside cover to the other one

the following were just abstract brain fart exercises, very fun to do
i used adobe illustrator, i always like how crisp everything is with that program






and these were studies i did using photoshop





and that's all for now, updates might be a little erratic in the next month or two but i'll do my best to keep up
- e

2 comments:

paull said...

I love your Illustrator abstracts!!! They're really strong. I'd like to see them painted on 12 foot canvas. They'd blow away the crap that's in most modern art museums. Great blog...wonderful work!

BTW, thanks for visiting my blog. So how many expletives did you rattle of???

Edwin Rosell said...

Thanks a bunch Paul!

As for the expletives...I'd rather not say for fear of getting my mouth washed out with soap! :D