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


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 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 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