Hi, I'm a fan and regular visitor of your blog. I just watched the movie "The Fountain" from 2006. The color composition, especially in the present sequences, reminded me very much of HR? Was that perhaps really an inspiration for you?
Yes it was. Good catch buddy! It helped us quite a bit in figuring out this black and gold thing and how to add a bit of cyan and turquoise to give it a slight futuristic feel. We had a lot of other references to go along this one of course.
hi . how do you eliminating influences when you start developing art direction for a new game ?
I don’t really. I do try really hard at finding new creative stuff though, and then get influenced by those things. But I guess I could say that the first stimuli I eliminate and don’t really look at is other AAA games. Most of their easthetic designs bore me to death.
Your design work is an inspiration to all visual artists. I've been following your page since DX:HR and it's been enriching to observe your concepts of design. Thanks. How would you describe the pain that was getting that neck tattoo?
Thanks! It felt like a scalpel slicing through my adam’s apple.