Derek Poole

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“Grow­ing up,” Derek says, “I feel like I had the best of both worlds. I spent much of my time out­side play­ing and ex­plor­ing, but I also let my imag­i­na­tion run free read­ing books, play­ing games and draw­ing.”

He went on to study fine art at Louisiana Tech Univer­sity be­fore mov­ing to LA and en­ter­tain­ment de­sign at Gnomon School of VFX.

The Louisiana-based artist counts Yoji Shinkawa’s con­cepts for Metal Gear Solid and Doug Chi­ang’s work on Star Wars: Episode I among his big­gest in­spi­ra­tions, along­side film­mak­ers like Christo­pher Nolan, Michael Mann and Quentin Tarantino. “Sto­ry­telling is ev­ery­thing to me,” he says.

1 As Ghos ts “This was my ini­tial vi­sion for a per­sonal project, As Ghosts. I knew I wanted to com­bine old and new, or­ganic with tech­nol­ogy, and that there had to be a boy as the cen­tral char­ac­ter. Out­side of Zelda and Shadow of the Colos­sus, I don’t see much of that.”

2 Moo n – Char­ac­ter Sheet A

“Here I took my first sil­hou­ette and af­ter draw­ing over it, be­gan to add value, colour and tex­ture. I tried to make sure that the most con­trast was around the head and hands. Char­ac­ters should read well from a dis­tance, and also in black and white.”

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