In February of 2018, Dreamscape Immersive debuted it’s first VR experience, Alien Zoo. I had the immense pleasure of designs the alien wildlife for the experience. Alien Zoo opened as a pop up in Century City Westfield Mall for a two month run. The pop up was styled by interior decorator Nickey Kehoe and featured strange artifacts, books and artwork from the production. I curated, printed and framed the artwork for the space. It was such treat to be able to feature work that is usually unseen by the public!
A little under a year ago, I was approached by Dreamscape Immersive to work on a new opening VR experience titled, Alien Zoo. The premise of the experience (without giving too much away) is that a few humans (us) are brought up to a zoo containing wildlife from other worlds. There, players interact with and tour the zoo, learning about the creatures inside. In the experience, players are able to touch and play with creatures, feel misty environments and smell their surroundings. It's a truly immersive experience.
And I had the amazing opportunity to design the creatures featured in the Alien Zoo.
You can read about my design process and see images from the experience on my blog.
3D Models by Julia Kodl.
5th Edition D&D Concepts
In October of 2013, I was approached by Wizards of the Coast to redesign a variety of classic monsters for the newest incarnation of Dungeons and Dragons. Displayed is a selection of concept work from the project.
Shark Cats : Portraits of Terror
It was a normal day when I grabbed my sketchpad and began to doodle. What came out were scribbles of a horrible little creature: the Shark Cat. The initial design was based on the thresher shark. I found that the short face and extremely large eyes worked well with the cat aesthetic. However, as I kept sketching, I noticed that almost any shark species could be adapted. I took the opportunity to explore gouache a bit more and turned them into a bit of a series. I compiled the paintings into a desktop calendar that I sold at the beginning of the year. The calendar will not be reprinted but all 12 Shark Cats have been compiled into a large format print for sale through INPRNT.
In 2013, I scribbled a terrible little creature into my sketchbook: The Shark Cat. I illustrated a series of Shark Cats for a 2014 calendar and they became a bit of an internet sensation. They've been featured on reddit, Tor.com, io9 and other culture/art websites. This year I decided to revisit the concept with a second series. This series is for the shark lover, with more obscure and rare species.