William Moore Art: Photoshop / Illustrator / Concept Art / Graphic Design / Digital Paintings
July 23, 2014
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Digital and Matte Painting, Concept Art, Motion Graphics, Logo and Brand Identity, Print and Typography, and MORE... Slick designs since 1990!
Who: I am a philosophy graduate of University of Nevada, Las Vegas who went back to school seeking a degree in graphic design and fine arts. I am now a California resident and freelance artist with the intent of working in the entertainment industry as a senior concept artist.
What: I do digital paintings of a realistic and sketchy style. I primarily do portraiture and landscapes, but I’ve dabbled in creature design, t-shirt design, and even typography.
Why: Cause someone has to help make Aliens appear from wormholes to attack cities on the large screen for your entertainment.
What inspires my art: Coffee. Usually a good amount of caffeine gets me enough energy to get my ideas and need to draw/paint out of me. But in all seriousness just watching science fiction movies and just having my fix of fandom usually gets me going. After watching Blade Runner for the first time, I literally spent all night up drawing.
Current/Future work: It’s my full intent to be holding a table at Stan Lee’s Comikaze in November. As such I have a lot of work planned out for possible sales: from painting The Fifth Element’s Leeloo to a piece of Marina and the Diamonds. I cannot say all of it will get done but I want to get as much as I can to the degree of some satisfaction. Currently I am working on a piece of Wall-E that I hope to have done for sales for phone and laptop cases on society6. As an exclusive with this interview I have included a WIP piece and am always willing to talk with fans about my process.
As far as artists are concerned, I have too many inspirations, from masters to new artists. To name a few: Charlie Bowater, Syd Mead, Alphonse Mucha, Feng Zhu, Michael C. Hayes, Hayao Miyazaki. A special mention to Chuck Jones. I recently just saw some of his work in person and started tearing up. It was a little embarrassing. Why people should check me out: Because my work is set in the middle of fandom and the entertainment world. People who have the itch to see aliens from outer worlds come alive or just cannot get enough of Game of Thrones (cause I kind of cannot) would benefit from taking a look at my work and supporting my aspirations. My passion for character and world connection drives every piece of my work and I want to foster new connections and strengthen old ones for anyone interested.