Thursday, July 21, 2011

So Many Children...

My work continues on "The Old Woman and the Shoe" for the Jackson Fish Company. 



































Saturday, July 16, 2011

The Dismal Future

Here we see the time traveler's mansion is overgrown and ruled by the Morlocks. 

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Qingyun Tai Mountain Palace

The Time Traveler has made many friends during his travels. In this case it is the emperor of the Qingyun Tai Mountain Palace in China.   The next stop in your time travel adventure is the year 1600 to join the emperor for dinner and entertainment in his palace garden.

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Time Traveler's Lair

Illustration for the day. More of my time travel theme park ride. This would be where you load the vehicle for your madcap journey through time.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Time Machine: Part Deux

Still fixing stuff up from previous quarters.  This is a new version of the time machine vehicle from my Villa Tempus theme park ride. Started at noon today. Have to do another whole illustration tomorrow. Woot. 

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Weather Machine

My third quarter I had the opportunity to work with two designers on a live project for the Weather Channel. The challenge was to design a video game app for the i-Pad that in some way connected to the weather. Our idea revolved around two steampunk scientists who invent a weather controlling machine. One goes rogue and steals the machine to set out and terrorize the world. The gameplay follows the other scientist as he tracks her down while battling adverse weather conditions as well as her robotic minions. Below is a more in depth backstory that we presented to the Weather Channel.



We ended up winning the competition as well as some scholarship money.  Now that we are all about to graduate we went back to it to spruce it up and flesh it out for our portfolios.  Below are screenshots of our uber revamped version. The designers are still gonna get in there fix up the type, etc. but we're getting close.









Friday, July 1, 2011

Getting Ahead of Myself.

Finally got a good scan on my self portrait. Acrylic on a board that I actually cut the shape of my head out of. Check out the process here: http://mikeschwalm.blogspot.com/2011/03/self-portrait.html