Wheel Of Time "Fade Myrddraal" Designs

Sharing today some concept art i did specifically for Director Uta Briesewitz when she was up for Wheel Of Time....Good friend Steve Messing was kind enough to put my up for this project.....At the time i was busy with a day job and had to do this after hours and weekends.The turnaround time was tight and Uta needed concepts for her pitch to b chosen to direct the first few episodes she was in competition with 5 other candidates.There is a big fan base for these books and i needed to do allot of loose sketches at first for myself to explore designs before doing anything in 3d so i can make sure im keeping inline of what fans would expect...I spent the first weekend just sketching ideas.When i sketch sometimes i like to try and capture a essence or impression of a character or creature and then let it develop further as i explore.In this task Uta needed for an initial pitch Fade Myrddraal,Trolloc Creatures and the lead character Moiraine to show the tone she had in mind.I only had 2 weeks (after hours)to crank out some presentable designs for her.Uta was amazing to work with and communicated perfectly what she needed and at the sametime trusted me under this tight timeframe to help her out.After all was presented she was awarded the show.The hard work paid off.Luckily that worked in our favor and all went well.Below r some loose begining sketch exploration of Fade with some paintovers of a rough 3d model i started with...i love tackling all aspects of a character from the costume to he makeup......in the makeup i was trying to stay as true to the description as possible keeping inmind this would b a possible prosthetic makeup with some heavy protruding dentures......ill have the 3d model and more exploration on fade to come...........More is on the way......Happy Holidays...to all with Love.

Wheel Of Time "Fade Myrddraal " Design

Wheel Of Time "Fade Myrddraal " Design

Wheel Of Time "Fade Myrdraal" Design

Wheel Of Time "Fade Myrdraal" Design

Wheel Of Time "Fade Myrddraal" Design

Wheel Of Time "Fade Myrddraal" Design

Wheel of Time "Fade Myrddraal" designs

Wheel of Time "Fade Myrddraal" designs