Sunday, 20 October 2013

I won a Teaching Award :)

Seeing as this has only been my first year of teaching I was pretty chuffed to have won a RATA Award at Massey University, alongside Mike McAuley and Donald Preston.


Friday, 28 June 2013

Student Work from teaching at Massey University

Here are some student examples from the Digital Illustration class I taught at Massey University, Wellington during the first semester of 2013. The first assignment was a movie poster and the second was Zbrush character design using Johnny Fraser Allen's Gloaming world as a base to design from.
http://www.thegloamingtrilogy.com/page/home.aspx
This was the First time Zbrush had been used as an Assignment at Massey, it was a real privilage to be part of it and to have Johnny's incredible world to design from. Special thanks to Mike McAuley for putting the gears into motion for the Zbrush Assignment.

The students featured here are
Hamish Fraser http://www.behance.net/hamishfraser
Phoebe Morris http://cargocollective.com/phoebemorrisillustration
Jasmin Walles http://www.behance.net/jasminwalles
Mellory Smith
James Stuart Henderson

All work used with permission from Massey and the Students
Assignment 1 - Movie Posters -




Assignment 2 - Zbrush Character/Creature Design










Thursday, 9 May 2013

Matt Katz, The Movie

Heres something I did for my TAD course. Self port combining digital and traditional media. Started as 3 seperate pencil sketches on brown paper, overlayed into photoshop, then drawn over and enhance in photoshop and finally some light colour added in photoshop.






Friday, 22 February 2013

Gavin Bishop Award Finalist

My entry for the 2013 Gavin Bishop award was selected as a Finalist :)

http://www.randomhouse.co.nz/blog/winner-and-shortlist-announced-for-the-2013-storylines-gavin-bishop-award-34.aspx

My images will be a apart of an exhibition showcasing the 6 finalists works





Friday, 15 February 2013

Friday, 18 January 2013

3rd Place winner baby!!!

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!

My Earth Giant / Mole Monster came in 3rd place in the Train Your Brain Competition on Deviant Art (2d Entertainment section). Huge thanks to The Art Department and cannot wait to use my prize!! (a free online course worth mucho gringo)

http://mattkatz.deviantart.com/art/Mole-Monster-338631850?ga_submit_new=10%253A1358573526&ga_type=edit&ga_changes=1

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Here is a pic I did for Mr Pender's Short Story 'Sea Sick' . Mr P is an amazingly talented singer, songwriter, dancer of Odessa fame and has recently broken into story writing