Andy Walsh

Andy Walsh - Designer

Seattle, WA, USA

Freelance illustrator with a leaning towards the atmospheric. I employ a deep knowledge of lighting and cinematography to evoke strong mood.

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Overview

I'm a freelance illustrator and concept artist with around six years experience in the entertainment industry but also working with more illustration-based clients. Clients include Microsoft, Sony, Riot and more. I've appeared in various digital art publications including ImagineFX and a few tutorial books by 3DTtotal publishing.
I'm best known for creating a strong sense of mood and atmosphere in my work.

I will first need to get a scope for the scale and budget of the project to decide which approach to take. I can work loose and painterly for quicker work, or get serious with 3d and the incorporation of photos with digital paint for projects with longer time-frames. At times, the 3d route can afford multiple shots of the same scene without much additional time and cost. It's great if the client can point to a piece of work in my portfolio as a guide to what they're looking for and then we can shoot for that style and ensure we're on the same page!

As a general rule, my work is quite focused on environments. I can employ various techniques to incorporate characters but prefer not to work on pieces that are character-centric unless said characters are fairly generic.
Services
Languages
English
Fiction
Dystopian
Fantasy
Holiday
Horror
Science Fiction
Young Adult
Non-Fiction
History

Work experience

Concept Artist

Bit Fry Game Studios
November, 2017 – October, 2018 (11 months)

Concept artist for company who make futuristic sports games tied into well known sports IPs.

Background Artist

Tendril
July, 2017 – July, 2017 (less than a minute)

Portfolio (4 selected works)

Beyond Art Fundamentals

Building on the foundations set by our popular Art Fundamentals book, Beyond Fundamentals shows artists how to take their work a step beyond techniques and mechanics. A memorable, unique image requires more than just accurate anatomy and choosing the right tools, after all! This impressive volume offers in-depth guidance on conveying mood and emotion, creating narratives, and improving your im... read more

Building on the foundations set by our popular Art Fundamentals book, Beyond Fundamentals shows artists how to take their work a step beyond techniques and mechanics. A memorable, unique image requires more than just accurate anatomy and choosing the right tools, after all! This impressive volume offers in-depth guidance on conveying mood and emotion, creating narratives, and improving your im... read more

Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 6

Carlos Cabrera, Jan Urschel, Donglu Yu

Now in its sixth year, Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 6 continues the tradition of showcasing the latest digital painting trends and techniques from industry experts, including Carlos Cabrera and Jan Urschel. Cabrera is a professional concept artist and Urschel is a freelance concept designer and illustrator for feature films and video games who has worked on a mass of top-rated projects.... read more

Now in its sixth year, Digital Painting Techniques: Volume 6 continues the tradition of showcasing the latest digital painting trends and techniques from industry experts, including Carlos Cabrera and Jan Urschel. Cabrera is a professional concept artist and Urschel is a freelance concept designer and illustrator for feature films and video games who has worked on a mass of top-rated projects.... read more

All Out War The Walking Dead Miles Behind Us Expansion

"Number of Miniatures: 6 Product Type: Expansion Set CONTENTS Miles Behind Us is a narrative expansion to The Walking Dead: All Out War Miniatures Game, containing a series of scenarios to recreate the Atlanta group's fortunes after meeting the Greene family, from encountering Tyreese, to discovering the farm under dramatic circumstances, to the shock of opening the barn doors! The set also in... read more

"Number of Miniatures: 6 Product Type: Expansion Set CONTENTS Miles Behind Us is a narrative expansion to The Walking Dead: All Out War Miniatures Game, containing a series of scenarios to recreate the Atlanta group's fortunes after meeting the Greene family, from encountering Tyreese, to discovering the farm under dramatic circumstances, to the shock of opening the barn doors! The set also in... read more

Digital Mayhem 3D Landscape Techniques: Where Inspiration, Techniques and Digital Art meet

Meet some of the finest 2D and 3D artists working in the industry today and discover how they create some of the most innovative digital art in the world. More than a gallery book or a coffee table book- Digital Art Masters Volume 5 includes over 50 artists and 900 unique and stunning 2D and 3D digital art. Beyond the breath taking images is a breakdown of the techniques, challenges and tricks... read more

Meet some of the finest 2D and 3D artists working in the industry today and discover how they create some of the most innovative digital art in the world. More than a gallery book or a coffee table book- Digital Art Masters Volume 5 includes over 50 artists and 900 unique and stunning 2D and 3D digital art. Beyond the breath taking images is a breakdown of the techniques, challenges and tricks... read more

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A.D. Enderly
Andy excels at his craft and was super easy to work with. At the outset, he described his process and thoughts as to what makes good art and a good cover, which helped me to have an idea as to mutual expectations. Throughout the process we revised multiple times; he was more than accommodating in this regard. Overall very pleased with the process and the work Andy did for me!

A.D. Enderly, March 2020

Andy Walsh
Was a pleasure working with you Craig. Process wasn't stressful, which it often can be in this type of work. Best of luck for the future!

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