Tuesday, December 1, 2009

ZOMBIE

a piece i did for a potential job. does anyone remember corpse killer on sega saturn? it sucked, but was laden with zombies.nicholas kiripolsky: concept design artist

Friday, September 18, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

testing..

this was done for an art test that ends tomorrow at 11:59pm! i think these started to get unified by a few consistent details...but remain relatively diverse based on their body structures...? ultimately i decided on NO.1...the giant roach aka wretch.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

back to paint!

i recently came up on some acrylic paint and man, is it sweet. maybe im just stoked on the fact that there is almost zero clean up and an incredibly short dry-time.nicholas kiripolsky: concept design artist

Thursday, August 6, 2009

arg! the mobility vs. vulnerability is giving me a rough time. he should be able to walk...but the joints allowing him to move leave large holes where he would be exposed. the shoulder joint mechanism should connect the arm pieces and also provide an axis or two for movement.nicholas kiripolsky: concept design artist

Saturday, July 11, 2009

WIP. foreshortening?nicholas kiripolsky: concept design artist

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

done.

done.

felt like i could have gone insane working on the detailed turn arounds of this one...so i cut it short and did it a little more graphic-stylee than rendered. nicholas kiripolsky: concept design artist

Monday, May 11, 2009

done.

done.

done. thanks again to everybody who gave me feedback...cuz lets face it, the previous version sucked. hopefully this one is better?nicholas kiripolsky: concept design artist

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

little more progress. im finishing her page by showing details of her goggles and mouthpiecenicholas kiripolsky: concept design artist

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

here is the abomination again...i made some minor changes [thanks to all who gave me really great feedback] that i think make this piece a lot stronger.nicholas kiripolsky: concept design artist

Sunday, May 3, 2009

yes, everything in the future will have bright colorful lights...its only to contrast the abundance of cold steel and matte rubberized black surfaces.nicholas kiripolsky: concept design artist

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Judy WIP

my mom insisted that i use her name for this character...does that mean the hero's name is Ron?nicholas kiripolsky: concept design artist

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Saturday, April 25, 2009

notice the gauge...ipod meets my indiglo digital watch from middle school!nicholas kiripolsky: concept design artist

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

one of infinite variations of the breathing apparatus for the lower class and the revolutionaries.nicholas kiripolsky: concept design artist

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Respirator 2nd Class_WIP

for the less fortunate citizens living at a lower altitude in poorer atmoshperic conditions. they cant afford to have the latest technology, so they tweak their own packs with whatever they can salvage. the top half is composed of original components, bottom half is the adapted portion.nicholas kiripolsky: concept design artist

Sunday, March 29, 2009

this was more of a birth than a painting. ill be honest, at some points i considered giving up...i considered turning back, or starting a new piece. but alas, i stuck to my guns and finished (for now) a character painting.nicholas kiripolsky: concept design artist

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

-Minotaur-WIP

WIP. this guy is more of a hero than a villian, but the hero must slay him regardless. he is like the first failed version of the hero, prototype arm and all. he has similar abilities to manipulate magnetic fields...hes a knight..so he twists scrap metal into armor and the blade of his shattered sword. i am calling him the Minotaur for now because of his role in the story. the hero must navigate to the center of a generator (a maze-like structure) and best some opponent with untold powers. when the hero reaches the center of the maze, he faces not a monster, but a character who mirrors himself...i heard a lecture by Harvey Dinnerstein..he described the idea of the Minotaur as a conflict with yourself...so i used that idea for the knight character. is that a little convoluted?nicholas kiripolsky: concept design artist

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

this drawing of the motorcylce is by far the most time intensive i have ever worked on. im finding that regular illustration just has to be convincing...but this industrial design approach is about being precise. it also takes a long time before anything starts to materialize. so here is the front half...nicholas kiripolsky: concept design artist
heres what the politician will more or less look like. this page will eventually have a few more accompanying explanatory drawings of the characters head and respirator and onto an 17 x 11 format. his suit mimics an ideal physique.. underneath he is old and weak. the white suit with blue lining is meant to mislead the population that his intentions are true. the lining is able to turn from blue to red/orange displaying his malicious side. the idea for the mask came from Japanese theater costumes of demons, or 'Oni'..each one displaying a grimace.nicholas kiripolsky: concept design artist

Thursday, March 12, 2009

a piece i did for a friend's zine. it was fun to do something completely different from what i am up to now

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

sketches over a rough block shape made in sketchup.

Friday, March 6, 2009

politician/antagonist. shapes on his back are a respirator...which shape do you like and why? is one more threatening, ornamental, etc?nicholas kiripolsky: concept design artist

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

there's this great Cramps song called 'Zombie Dance'...these drawings remind me of that song. this guy will eventually have a robot with 100 eyes on his back and some clothing, as this is maybe not the angle you want to stare at a character for any length of time.nicholas kiripolsky: concept design artist

Thursday, February 19, 2009

"whoa," they say, "there goes nick with those wild colors of his," they say. well i got carried away...but this isn't final...just to demonstrate the change of shape and location of major components.nicholas kiripolsky: concept design artist

Friday, February 13, 2009

so this is a revision of a current piece in my portfolio. about 1.5 years later and i lost track of how many hours went into it. xhaust.nicholas kiripolsky: concept design artist

Monday, February 9, 2009

the electro-magnetic 'motorcycle'. currently, it is still a simplified/modified version of the yamaha R1 [raddest street bike.] ...with some magnetic coil swing arm instead of a rear wheel....and we have a new name for the project, its dope and shall be revealed in the near future! nicholas kiripolsky: concept design artist

Saturday, February 7, 2009

respirator to be worn on the back...basically designed to be 180 degrees from the previous post, but within the same world. bleh.nicholas kiripolsky: concept design artist
thumbs for a respiration pack worn by the villain.nicholas kiripolsky: concept design artist

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

these are from my first week of an IDS class i am taking with chris myers. hes a cool teacher and really into my thesis idea. these are exercises in adjusting a simple cube into some ambiguous form. i think my friend mikey would be a really great product designer...check out his link below.nicholas kiripolsky: concept design artist
nicholas kiripolsky: concept design artist
nicholas kiripolsky: concept design artist
nicholas kiripolsky: concept design artist

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

head study...referenced vincent gallo.nicholas kiripolsky: concept design artist
variations on the pattern left on the Stranger's face. the markings are from small filaments imbedded under the skin..they connect the arm and his brain and serve as a symbol to the audience that the foreign object and mind have been fused. which variation do you like?nicholas kiripolsky: concept design artist

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

dont ask me why i decided to make this into a Mucha reference...i couldn't tell you.creature design mucha
this is the caricature of an owl i had drawn a few semesters ago in terryl whitlatch's creature design class...this is the only part i really cared for. he'll mess you up!character design
i revised an old piece. the anatomy didnt look right...bottom is the first draft, top is the one i just finished.
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