There aren't many artists who have as high a command over perspective and ingenuity in their background designs as Alan Simmons. Alan has been a long time friend, associate and periodically an instructor at the Academy. He stopped by the other day with these examples of a design he recently completed and gave permission to have it featured on our blog.
This is Alan's concept sketch in which he established the nature of his composition through a three point perspective grid. Clicking on the pictures will enhance the view.
This is Alan's final line of the high tech futuristic background design he envisioned in the above sketch.
Alan is currently on staff at Marvel Lions Gate Studio (MLG) and is scheduled to join us as a guest speaker next semester on September 18.