Creating 'Cool Characters' and Indie Game Design

May 1, 2017

 Joe Hurley. Submitted 2017.

Joe Hurley. Submitted 2017.

Joe Hurley is a UK based concept artist. His work graces SEMI ZINE this week along with an interview where we spoke to him about his influences and work process. His influences range from heavy concept art and stylised work from the great french artist Moebius to the romantic, classical work of John Singer Sargent. We loved how he drew from classical styles like impressionism to create painterly and visually stimulating landscapes and characters. His work creates an almost 'in-universe' type style. Do these characters interact with each other in some way in their own universe? Asking questions like this we realised how easily Joe creates an emotive, creative and imaginative response from an audience, making you truly question how his universe unfolds and who is going to feature next in the 'Joe Hurley Universe'. His designs reminded us of great artists like Zedig, Rob Doody and Gop Gap. He brings his own unique style to the concept art world - a style we're excited to see more of.

We spoke to Joe about all these things and so much more. His whole submitted body of work and interview can be seen here.

I like very stylised work and enjoy colourful and fun design, which is what I try to accomplish with my own work!

 

Thanks to Ewan Waddell - Our Featured Photographer from Last Week. We're Excited to See His New Work

We were honoured to feature photographer and cinema student based in the UK Ewan Waddell. His road trip through Bulgaria photographic work has been featured online in HUCK magazine. For his full series and interview with SEMI ZINE click his image below.

 Ewan Waddell. Submitted 2017.

Ewan Waddell. Submitted 2017.

 

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Text: Pagy Wicks