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Futuristic Schematics: Art and Design by Ash Thorp


An illustration for Ash Thorp's project Lost BoyIllustration for Lost Boy

Ash Thorp is a graphic designer, illustrator and digital artist who has worked on a number of video games and films. Ash’s work tends to have a gritty tone favoring futuristic schematics and computer graphics.

 

A digital reel of Thorp's work thus far

 

Because of the collaborative nature of Thorp’s work, he often takes on different roles in each project, leading to a finished product that may look drastically different from the last. He has created and helped create a number of short films, all of which seem to have running parallels of a sci-fi dystopian world and aesthetic.

 

In some cases, Thorp has helped create certain digital sequences for films, such as the Amazing Spider Man 2. For this film, Thorp was part of a team of artist that designed and rendered the schematic imagery that featured in the credits. I like that whatever Thorp is doing, he seems to favor the appearance of clearly digital media, rather than digital renders that attempt to make thing seem ultra-realistic. 

 

A still from the end credits of Amazing Spider Man 2End credits concept design still for Amazing Spider Man 2


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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