Saturday, 26 June 2010

'Vexgnaw' Character Concept

This is a concept for a self set project I'm currently working on. Consider it fan art for 'Warhammer 40k.' I love the universe its set in and thought I'd like to do nothing more than create some concepts and character models while I have some spare time.

*I'll update this post with more information regarding the character and project soon

Warhammer 40,000 is © Games Workshop

Sunday, 20 June 2010


Here are some concepts I created for my teams 'dare to be digital' entry this year. I think we had a really good game idea and mechanic but unfortunately we didn't get through. I was quite disappointed but I feel a lot of good came from it, especially by taking the time to do some traditional and digital concepts. It was a nice change and refreshed my respect for concept artists and illustrators.

When I started my degree I wanted to be a concept artist but as the course progressed I started to realise concept design was mainly focused on the 2D course. This caused some confusion for me but I quickly started enjoying the 3D elements, especially modeling and texturing. Now when looking back, I'm so glad I chose to do what I did. I've enjoyed it so much, I don't think I can imagine not being a 3D artist!

I like the 'Zombie boar' image so much I think I'll defiantly have to create a 3D model of it!

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Graduate Showreel

Daniel McCarthy Graduate Showreel from Daniel McCarthy on Vimeo.

My Graduate showreel, containing clips from a variety of projects I undertook during my 3rd year studying Computer Animation at Glamorgan University : Atrium. The showreel also contains clips from a collaboration project called 'spider attack,' a short visual effects sequence by Myself (Daniel McCarthy - CG artist), Sean_Rowlands (VFX artist) and Mark Nicholas (Animator).