Friday, 7 February 2014

Heir To The Demon - Nyssa Al' Ghul

Nyssa, the less famous daughter of Ras Al' Ghul showed up in the latest episode of Arrow, titled 'Heir to the Demon. I was pretty excited about working on her. One, shes the daughter of Ras, whose named have been popping up here and there through out the season, and hes a major Batman villain. Two, she have never been realize in any medium besides the comic. I actually had to look up her history and who she is. I'm very familiar with Talia, but not Nyssa so it actually made it easier because I don't have an image already stuck in my head of what she looks like. I was working closely with costume designer Maya Mani of course, especially this one we wanted to use alot more texture and different elements that give her abit more eastern flavor. I think she looks awesome on screen, shes badass but also very elegant and sexy, its a good break from the more sleek, clean and realistic combat type modern villains. Shes one of my new favorite characters on the show that I worked on because she has that fantastical element while still feels realistic.

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Deathstroke is back!








I've been waiting very impatiently for this one, cause its a pretty important one for me. The new badder and improve Deathstroke returns in the latest episode of Arrow "Blindspot". I was very excited when i find out that I get to do a new version of him, but also comes the burden that Arkham Origin just came out and their Deathstroke is BAD-ASS!!! What to do?? I looked up every single version of him that has been done before to find the core design language of what makes him Deathstroke. Also I want to make sure i'm doing something that is different even if it is in small subtle details. Almost everything has been done........ so the only strong direction is to stick to the style of the show and ground him. The Arkham version is super cool but has a lot of more fantastic elements that I can stay away from, his armors are almost abit medieval inspired. I was also excited when Costume Designer Maya Mani told me that they are finally open to more hard body armor and even some colors other than the black and greys! We've talked about that it should not be a completely new suit the he built, but more like an upgraded version of Slade, so I took alot of the Island Slade elements and incorporated into the new Deathstroke. I know it will be compare to the Arkham one, but I think we found a good balance that it is cool enough but realistic enough so I'm not so worried by the end of it. Enjoy!

Monday, 16 December 2013

Arrow gets a Mask!



Well the mid season finale episode of Arrow aired last week, and man what a great episode! They manage to twist it abit into a Xmas episode by using the idea of the 3 ghosts idea from Christmas Carol and remain being an action packed well written grounder superhero episode. There are tons of cool stuff for everyone from superhero fans to people who just love good action, or people who love a well written show. The coolest part for me, was I get to conceptualize the Arrow Mask in this episode. How he gets it I'll let you guys find out. Its feeling like things are escalating !!!

SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HARDCORE COMIC FANS WILL SCREAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


It was also the origin episode for Barry Allen being in the accident that turns him into The Flash, which will be a new DC series on CW. They also introduced Solomon Grundy, in the Arrow universe way.

Vote for Blood!

It is that time again! Another character revealed on Arrow, this time a masked villain, Brother Blood! Like Bronze tiger, I did not have too much knowledge about him, so I had to do my research. He was a Vampire / cult leader in the comic books, but I like the direction they are going for on Arrow. I did quite a few versions of the mask, and we ended up going for a simpler version. I pretty excited about his character on the show because it seems like they are using him to build up to something bigger and badder! Enjoy.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Hey Kitty Kitty!

Another DC character has landed in this new city of heroes on ARROW - BRONZE TIGER. I did not know a whole lot about him aside from that he is part of the Suicide_Squad in the comic books. I did some research, and he wears a Tiger suit. At the end we followed the ARROW tradition to make it more grounded and possible to the real world. It was pretty excited to know that Michael Jai White is playing him, who was Al in the live action SPAWN movie and also BLACK DYNAMITE. The show is getting more and more action pack and with more familiar characters. The latest promo i saw for the new episode looks awesome, it looks like you are playing the Arkham game !!!! Anyways enjoy and more to come very soon! Working on some pretty nerdy exciting stuff that I can't talk about it yet.

City of Heroes





 The 2nd episode of season 2 Arrow has aired and whose new to the city??? Black Canary!!! I was pretty excited when I first learned that she will appear in Arrow and get to work on her because I stopped working on Smallville just before they start bringing in the second round of super heroes which included the Black Canary as well. I felt like this is my second chance! As some of you who knows me in person that i'm a Batman fan, comic nerd, so I try really hard to retain any visual cues from the original source materials. On the previous Death Stroke design, alot of people weren't satisfied because in the comics he only has one eye and that was the network's decision and who knows maybe it'll evolve as the story develop. For Black Canary, I'm just waiting for people to flag that she is missing her signature fishnets. So if you haven't noticed, I implied the look of the fishnets with cross leather straps on her pants. They also announced awhile ago that there will be a FLASH series and will introduce Barry Allen in this season of Arrow. I don't know if I will get to work on Flash or any of his costume yet but to all my friends who knows me well, I'm one tiny step closer to maybe possibly working on Batman, someday ..... someday ..... its coming!!!

The Goat Stampede!

I had the pleasure of designing a new graphic for my friend whose the manager at the Beacon Hill Petting Zoo that is located in Victoria, BC, Canada. The new graphic depicts one of the attractions at the farm, the baby goat stampede. I made a few variations for different color shirt applications and other merchandises. So if any of you who might visit Vancouver or Victoria, make sure you swing by and check it out!

http://www.beaconhillpark.ca/childrenspark/