Monday, December 22, 2014

Dream Time

I've always been a fan of monsters. It's about time I get practicing my own designs. I'm using these as a portfolio of sorts to see if I can get an opportunity to do a piece for a horror themed calendar for Horror etc. Hopefully they like it... And if not, hopefully you can enjoy them here instead :)

Inspired by my nightmares....


 These images were submitted to the Horror etc. podcast for a calandar as part of an initiative to raise money. Both of them were selected to be used for the month of July as well as the signed back cover (Woohoo!!)
And here they are in the flesh:

Monday, November 10, 2014

Professional Showreel 2017

Professional Showreel (2012 - 2017). Weta Digital

1)  DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES (2014) -  Lighting TD
2)  STORKS (2016) - Lighting/Compositing TD
4)  FURIOUS 7 (2015) - Lighting TD
6)  THE HOBBIT - THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG (2013)  -  Junior Lighting TD
7)  THE HOBBIT - AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (2012)  -  Assistant Lighting TD
8)  THE WOLVERINE (2013) -  Lighting TD

Kelly Christophers Showreel 2017 from Kelly Christophers on Vimeo.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Halloween 2014 Teaser

Well it's almost that time of year again! Every year, Mo and I work together to write and create a personal haunted house experience for Halloween down in New Zealand. For each of these events, we release a teaser sneak peek, and then a final trailer which acts as an invitation to the guests to come join in on the scares!

Our teaser has now been released, take a look to check out the theme for this year! If you wanna check out last year's teaser and trailer, you can find them here.

Teaser: It's my party

Clowns                                -  Kimmie Sowter, Kelly Christophers (me), Moragot Bodharamik
Director/Cinematographer    -  Moragot Bodharamik
Writers                                 - Kelly Christophers, Moragot Bodharamik
Costume Design                   - Kelly Christophers, Moragot Bodharamik
Makeup                               - Elise Grace Brown
Set                                       - Matt Hopkins, Moragot Bodharamik

Halloween Haunt 2014 Teaser from Moragot Bodharamik on Vimeo.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Mad Kudu Character Sketch

We've started a fun way to practice some creature design. Initially it was meant to just be animal studies. But the challenge came in when trying to give the study some kind of character design (an emotion/personality). This was a fun way to practice, and this is my first attempt at it. I'll definitely be doing some more in the near future! 

This is a study of a Kudu, an antelope indegenous in my home country, South Africa. They are pretty grand animals... So I turned mine into a mean looking alpha male :)

Skull Studies

Due to being rusty at a lot of illustration techniques and the intense need to learn how to draw monsters one day, I thought it a good idea to start with some skull studies. Building up a library of shapes for me to grab onto when I attempt a bigger project in the future. This is my first batch. At the moment they're only front and side views. In my next batch I'll attempt some 3quarter views :) 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Summer Mechs

I was approached to design the album art for, a new trip-hop, experimental hip-hop collective. Liking the winter mechs I had previously made, I was asked to create the same thing within a more summery situation. I gave two options, using my old mech. Check them out here:

UPDATE: Looks like the album releases tomorrow (5th August 2014). This is how the final turned out:

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

If you ever wondered why I've been scarce lately, this would be the reason.
I have had the wonderful privilege of working with some of the most talented artists in the world on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, including some of the artists mentioned on this blog. It's been hard work, and it's nearing the end, but I have got to say I've had so much fun working on it. 
It looks like it's going to be a good one so take a chance to check out the trailer if you can! 

I was lucky enough to get 2 trailer shots for this (my very first trailer shots!!)

Hope you enjoy!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Portrait of Tiana

Just to practice faces (in 3 quarters of all things!!), I drew a picture of a friend of mine.

Her picture I referenced from :)

Monday, March 10, 2014

Mechs 2.0

Mo and I took a second bash at creating even bigger and better mechs.
Once again, using various model kits from tanks, to planes, to motorcycles and ships, we managed to bash all the pieces together to create an orginal design.

Taking it a step further, we shopped them into moody backgrounds to bring them to life... Hope  you enjoy :)

Studio Photoshoot of my Mech
Studio Photoshoot of my Mech

Mo also did a super cool mech along with mine... here are some sneak peaks into the awesomeness he created. If you'd like to see more of it (including his photoshopped images), you can see them here.

If you'd like to see more, both these mechs are also featured on the site Nuthin' but Mech. And if you'd like to see ALL the photos not featured on the site for more detail, you can see them here.

Thanks for checking this out! :)

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Mechanizing Disney

Because.... I felt like it :)

Done with ink and pens in my A5 sketchbook.

Cute Mechs

Experimenting with the design of cute character mechs. So far we've gone from soldiers, to big war mechs, cyborgs... and now for something new :)

I will add more as I come up with some more ideas!

Designing Barbie Mechs

Welcome to the sketching section of my blog!
There is nothing to see here in terms of final drawings, but I've taken screen caps of some of the sketches I've done in my spare time, done with ink and pens.

In this series, in the spirit of the kitbashing we have been doing (you can see the final versions of them in the kitbashing section of the blog), we've decided to create cyborgs for our next upcoming project - part human, part mech.

I have been experiementing with designs for this one. Here's a peek into the craziness I managed to come up with so far :)

I'll probably add more as I come up with new ideas...

Sunday, February 23, 2014

NekNomination in Middle Earth

I'm not sure if everyone has been aware of the latest neknomination craze going around the world these days. An internet drinking game where people challenge each other to crazy feats while chugging down alcohol.
Mo and I thought this was a silly game... we were never interested in being part of it. But one day one of my friends had me nominated. Thinking of an excuse not to do it, Mo came up with a better idea. "What if something crazy happened in the video that you weren't able to nominate any more people? We could do something fun".
This idea I was more interested in. We set off to do a neknomination with a twist...

Monday, January 20, 2014

Taking on Bangkok

I absolutely loved the picture of Mo in this pose. It had story.
His dad said he was ready to take on the Bankok protestors... I thought this would be great to draw :)