James O'Shea - 2D/3D Sketchbook WIPs


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Hey ya’ll, my name is James O’Shea and this is a start to share more of my work that hasn’t been seen before(except for instagram which I share some artwork…) and express different sides of my artistic views and tastes. I like to work in a variety of styles between traditional sculpture, digital sculpture, digital painting & pencil/pen sketches.
Feel free to comment/critique constructively so I can improve. Hopefully I can share as much as I can and help others in the process as well. Some of the work below is from various 2D + 3D sketches.








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Last month I was assigned an “artificial intelligence” assignment by the Aaron Sims Master Class ‘Sketch-2-Screen’ (I was in the same workshop as @HereticTemplar) and so I chose a combination of things but mostly in context of the story of ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’ where one of the doctors experiments leads to developing artificial intelligence with animal + human hybrids. From there, you can jump off all kinds of different directions for the story to go. Since having one night to come up with the initial concept, I used a digital sculpt I did (*above )including some tech elements, while incorporating it into an existing ‘tv show photo plate’ from the Beauty and the Beast tv show from the 1980/1990s.


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Here’s my entry for the RAMPAGE creature redesign for the ASC fan art contest (a slightly cleaned-up version compared to what I posted on Instagram). I chose to redesign ‘RALPH’.

Any C+C welcome to improve or push the design before I bring it into 3D.


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Neat stuff man… you guys who went to ASC are so lucky!


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Woah excellent work, James! I love creature design like this. I see you also doing both 3d models of it that awesome dude. Keep posting, im intrigued seeing how you progress.


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Thanks BruceStroia! Yea it was a great experience going to ASC, I think the next workshop is in October. You can keep updated about their workshop if you sign up on https://www.ascmasterclass.com/ or follow their Instagram and/or Facebook!

Thanks so much Whymrwho! I really appreciate that. I didn’t think anyone was looking at this thread.


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I’m loving the dudes in your first post, especially the one with the giant pearl where his brain should be. Very inspiring stuff man!


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Thanks so much Solmeyer, really appreciate that. I’m designing his body currently which is a lot of fun to do.