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Happy New Year & a little freebie :)

January 13, 2012

Hey Everyone,

Happy New Year!!!  I’m a little late off the mark with that comment, but hey, it’s the thought the counts right!

I’m massively excited about 2012 as there is SO much going on here at Fully Illustrated. Loads of new releases, announcements, you name it. It’s going to be a majorly busy 12 months.

Part of my new year resolution is to get back to the two things I love, fitness and photography, and in view of this, I’d like to share a photo that I took today on a cross country lunchtime trek!  It’s such a still day today so I thought it would be great to get down to a local forest/reservoir and get some great reflection shots around the water’s edge.

If this little shot takes your fancy, I’ve also included a fully functional iPad & iPhone wallpaper of it too. Enjoy :)

 

Here’s to 2012!

Mike.

 

We’re going to the zoo, zoo, zoo…

July 7, 2011

Hey Everyone,

As the portfolio updates have been thin on the ground due to me being on some pretty huge, long running projects, I thought I’d throw up a few snaps I took on a trip to the zoo this week.  I just couldn’t help myself, as soon as we decided that we were taking our little boy for his first trip to the zoo, I just had to pack the camera up and bring it along.  I wanted to get up close and personal with most of the shots to capture some of the texture and detail that you dont/cant normally see when walking around the zoo, so a big thanks goes out to my 300mm zoom lens for its assistance here ;)

Spring is here, the most beautiful time of the year!

April 28, 2011

Hey Everyone,

Its been a while since my last post.  I’ve been insanly busy over the recent months, but just wanted to say hi and post up two lovely photos I just took in some nearby woodland.  I’ve mentioned a few times how nature is one of my biggest sources of insipiration, and when springtime comes along, and everything comes into bloom, it brings me sooooo many visual ideas.  One of the best parts of spring is the arrival of bluebells, carpeting the woodland floor with a rich purple haze.  Its stunning, and this year, I thought I’d try to capture some of that in a couple of photos.  Take a peek below…

So yes, there you go, a couple of nice nature shots.  Quite a dramatic step away from my usual all action video game work ;)

If you’re wondering how I take direct inspiration from things like this, its all about light, colours, tones and palettes.  Just look at how well those purples work with the greens.  I’ll eye drop all the colours in these photos and save the pallete for a future project.

Mike.

 

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Black Jacket Studios

As I absolutely love the creative direction of Black Jacket Studios first game, Metal Drift, I was really excited to create a brand that would slot into this feel. Very much my cup of tea!

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Bolton Abbey

I wanted to achieve a really 'movie' look with this one, kinda 300'ish.

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