A selection of some of the pieces from "Entartete Kunst" (Degenerate Art), a personal project undertaken by Derek dispel certain artistic biases and to get back to his creative roots after years of focusing on professional work. Pieces from this series have been featured in numerous publications and exhibits, and have been collected in the art book Born In Concrete: The EK Series.
BORN IN CONCRETE: THE EK SERIES
A 96 page, large format hardcover art book that collects the work from the first Entartete Kunst (EK) series. Materials for the Endeavor Snowboards and the Industria Mechanika collaborations are included along with a process section that outlines the creation of one of the pieces from start to finish. To cap it off, a bunch of EK material that was created specifically for this collection.
Various collaborations with high end model kit makers Industria Mechanika and sculptor Gene Campbell that feature figures from the Entartete Kunst series in 1/6th and 1/8th scales. These kits have been fairly popular, running through numerous editions and being featured in articles, model magazines and on Adam Savage's Tested. Renders by Gene Campbell. Photos by Desmoda.
Derek has created concept and design work for various Nintendo projects with great Vancouver based developer Next Level Games. Some of the projects he has worked on include these published titles. Due to contractual agreements this material cannot be released, but those interested in a professional reference regarding this work can contact Derek's art director at NLG, Barret Chapman at: firstname.lastname@example.org
All images copyright Nintendo.
Cover illustration for the Spanish language edition of Tuf Voyaging by George R. R. Martin. This illustration was created a few years ago for Wired Magazine, for an article regarding the publication of an edition of Tuf Voyaging for the English market, and was licensed by Penguin Random House for the new Spanish edition.
Thanks to Joana Lopez at Penguin Random House.
A selection of concept art from a game design pitch done with Next Level Games. This project featured two bitter old caretakers that worked in the World Clock that governed all time in the universe. On their last day on the job the World Clock is invaded by Gremlins, and they have to repair the clock to restart time so they can finally retire! This design pitch was picked up by a major publisher only to be dropped a few weeks later (an internal group was working on a title with the same mechanics…and they were 2 years in!)….that's the way it goes sometimes!
All images Copyright Next Level Games Inc.
Cover illustrations for the young reader, sci-fi, action-adventure series Randoms, by author David Liss (The Day of Atonement, A Conspiracy Of Paper, Black Panther, The Spider, etc.). Full wrap around illustrations, including inner flaps, were created for each book and feature the protagonist, Zeke Reynolds along with portraits of the other major characters. Unique logo/wordmark elements were also created for each instalment of the series.
Randoms is published by Simon & Schuster. Thanks to Lizzy Bromley.
Cover illustrations for the first two books in the fantastical young reader trilogy Cyrus Longbones, by author Jeremy Mathiesen. Full wrap illustrations were created for the paperback editions along with logo design and individual word marks for each book in the series.
Published by Viking House. Thanks to Jeremy!
A selection of some of the driver character designs and illustrations done for Anki Overdrive, a unique racing experience that combines an iOS/Android game app with toy racing cars and tracks. These designs were created for the original Overdrive release as well as the Supertruck expansion and the Fast & Furious edition.
Thanks to Eddie Visser. All images copyright Anki.
A selection of some of the promotional art and design work done for casual, free-to-play mobile/tablet strategy game Tiny Realms. Developed by Victoria BC based Tiny Mob Games, Tiny Realms brought some unique elements to the genre and was wrapped in a fun, playful, fantasy package.
All images copyright Tiny Mob Games/Double Jump Games.