Friday, June 30, 2017

WORLD OF VALERIAN

They made an interactive website showcasing some early concept art. I was going to wait till next month to post all 400 or so images at once, but i will share a couple images they released.

http://worldofvalerian.com/

Here was one of the many early Pearl designs, this one in particular i had my significant other Yangtian Li help me out on. The Pearls were very much a Luc creation, he had a pretty good idea what he wanted and it was fun helping him bring the idea to life for the film. Looking forward to sharing all the work done for these guys next month! 

 https://www.artstation.com/artist/yangtianli

Early illustration i did of my Ktron robots in the film.
One of my Skyjet images that got released today.
An environment shot of Valerian and Laureline in the Bulan Bator sector of Alpha in the butterfly cave. 
One of the big market illustrations i did, was fun getting to design the interior/exterior of this set along with all the creatures/aliens in this part of the film.
Kortan Dahuk, one of the first aliens to visit Alpha in the film. This was designed almost 10 years ago when i was still a student, really cool to see it in a film after so many years.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Gorilla Tank Model Kit

My Gorilla Tank kit finally arrived! Looking forward to putting this together in my spare time and taking some nice shots of the final assembled unit. :)
Still a few units available here from Industria Mechanika:
https://industriamechanika.com/…/86-ben-mauro-s-gorilla.html


Thursday, November 17, 2016

Call of Duty

Finally got approval to show three Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 images done back in 2014. This was for a stealth fighter VTOL seen in the game, was fun working back and forth with Treyarch on this! Hopefully i will be able to show a few more things at some point if/when more stuff gets approved.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Valerian Trailer

What i have been working on the past few years as a Senior Concept Designer and Art Director, looking forward to seeing this next year!



 

Monday, October 24, 2016

BUSINESS/ART/LIFE PART 1

Finished up Part 1 of the lecture i gave recently overseas, will try to finish up Part 2 at a later date. A collection of thoughts and experiences from working in the entertainment industry, basically the sort of talk i wish someone gave to me before i started working. I hope this is useful to you all and helps you on your journey.

If you enjoyed this video and would like to support me sharing more content like this in the future feel free to buy/donate on my gumroad, the gumroad versions has an additional 3-4 mins of content on rates for designers: https://gumroad.com/benmaurodesign


Friday, January 1, 2016

Childhoods End

A few designs done for SyFy's 'Childhoods End' miniseries back in 2014, was a huge honor to get to get to be a part of the adaptation of one of my favorite Arthur C. Clartke books, check out the show if you haven't already, turned out pretty cool!

You can see the rest on my website: http://benmaurodesign.com/CHILDHOODS-END

Thursday, December 31, 2015

SPUTNIK

 Some design an exploration done for Maxims short film SPUTNIK, was fun helping him visualize his alien primate idea. Here is some of the early ideas and exploration that lead to the final creature.


Sputnik --  a short film by Maxim Zhestkov from Zhestkov on Vimeo.
The base alien without pattern/color.
A few alternate color/pattern variations.

Sunday, May 31, 2015

GREY GOO

Some old video game work from 2012, almost forgot about this stuff!
 Earlier head/body design, costume by Long Ouyang.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

VALERIAN

Cats out of the bag, what i have been working on since last year. Going to be really cool, look forward to sharing what i have been up to in 2017! :D

http://deadline.com/2015/05/luc-besson-valerian-movie-europacorp-1201425149/


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Reference packs for designers



 Some recent high res photographic reference packs i started selling for designers, all photos are taken by me with a Canon 6D, all images are around 5,500 pixels wide and are great resources, ref or photobash material for personal or professional use. Enjoy and have fun!
https://gum.co/TECH2


https://gum.co/CAP2


https://gum.co/CAP1


https://gumroad.com/l/MPP4#
https://gumroad.com/l/MP4


https://gum.co/MPP3

https://gum.co/MPP2
https://gum.co/military3





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