I have 17 years experience as a commercial artist working for the film industry. Notable assignments include Lord of the Rings films 1 & 2, The Fifth Element, Superman Returns, Knowing and recently, concept artwork for The Wolverine, Maze Runner, Unbroken and Gods of Egypt. I have also illustrated book covers for the publishing industry. I can also be found on the web here: Blog - http://www.ankaris.com Photography - http://www.behance.net/Ankaris

Work Samples

  • Science Fiction Oil Painting

  • Digital Painting

  • Oil Painting - Other

Work History

  • Freelance Artist, Illustrator

    • Ankaris
    • Jan 2005 - Present (9 years 9 months)

    Freelance Artist, Illustrator for the publishing industries.

    Fine Artist for private commission.

    Visual Development, Matte Painting & Concept Art for Film/TV projects.

  • Concept Artist - The Wolverine

    • Fox Filmed Entertainment
    • Jul 2012 - Oct 2012 (3 months)

    Concept Artist on The Wolverine at FOX Studios Sydney.

  • Creative Director and co-founder

    • Emerald City Design
    • Jun 2002 - Jun 2004 (2 years)

    Co-founder of Emerald City Design.
    Director, VFX Designer, Matte Painter, Concept Artist

  • Matte Painter

    • Weta Digital
    • Nov 2000 - Jun 2002 (1 year 7 months)

    Senior Matte Painter at Weta Digital for Lord of the Rings, films 1 and 2.

  • Matte Painter

    • Garner Maclennan Design
    • Jul 1998 - Oct 1999 (1 year 3 months)

    Matte Painter on Farscape TV series, season 1.

    Season 1, Episode 1: Premiere
    Season 1, Episode 2: Exodus from Genesis
    Season 1, Episode 4: Throne for a Loss
    Season 1, Episode 6: Thank God It's Friday, Again
    Season 1, Episode 8: That Old Black Magic
    Season 1, Episode 9: DNA Mad Scientist
    Season 1, Episode 10: They've Got a Secret
    Season 1, Episode 11: Till the Blood Runs Clear
    Season 1, Episode 12: The Flax
    Season 1, Episode 13: Rhapsody in Blue
    Season 1, Episode 14: Jeremiah Crichton
    Season 1, Episode 16: A Human Reaction
    Season 1, Episode 19: Nerve
    Season 1, Episode 20: The Hidden Memory
    Season 1, Episode 21: Bone to Be Wild
    Season 1, Episode 22: Family Ties

  • Matte Painter

    • Complete Post
    • Jun 1997 - Jun 1998 (1 year)

    Matte Painter, mostly TVC's.

  • Matte Painter

    • Digital Domain
    • Apr 1996 - Apr 1997 (1 year)

    Matte Painter on: The Fifth Element, Red Corner

  • Matte Painter

    • Photon Stockman
    • 1997 - 1997
  • Electronic Tradesman

    • Australian Defence Industries
    • Jan 1985 - Oct 1990 (5 years 9 months)

    Completed four year apprenticeship as Radio Tradesman with the DOD, Ammunition Factory Footscray/ Australian Defense Industries and almost two years as qualified Electronic Tradesman.

Education

  • RMIT University

    • BA Illustrative Photography
    • 1991 - 1994

    Awards:

Specialties

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