My name is Nick Scurfield and I'm an artist with over a decade of illustration experience in character design, concept art, storyboarding and art direction.
This site is where you can view a selection of my work, displayed in different sections for your viewing pleasure.
Attempting to categorise my art was tricky as many pieces refused to be pigeon-holed. This first set consists primarily of images that I feel have a story to them. The Star Wars images are all officially approved and certified by Lucasfilm and can be purchased from the official Star Wars store.(just search for my name)
Character design is a fun area to work in. At worst its populating a world and bringing it to life, and at best its creating strong characters to lead a story and deliver a strong brand recognition. Never a bad day!
Design is a broad term but in this section its referring to graphic design, where the addition of text to a character illustration compounds the nature of the property and delivers a strong aesthetic, leaving the viewer no doubt as to the direction the concept is taking.
Alongside character design, the aesthetics of an environment go a long way to displaying the tone of a project, and should enhance the story through details and objects. Colour and lighting play a huge part of exploring the world, drawing focus to key elements and dramatically shifting the mood of the place.
Aside from my illustration, cinema is my biggest passion in life. I’ve made tentative steps into this medium with the following shorts, winning Best Comedy at the 2012 Film The House competition for Early Bird.
While I don't class myself as a professional in this field its a skill set I’m keen on developing as my understanding of visual narratives translates nicely to this medium.
I have had the fortune of working with a great deal of talented and creative people in the past and felt that it was only fair to share their abilities with others who could benefit from their talents.
Paul Parkes is a gifted writer and the creator of the BAFTA nominated animated series 'King Arthurs Disasters'.
Andy Hickenbottom is one of the most talented 3D modelers i've met with a gift at creating flawless character models.
Andy T Is a talented musician and composer with a fascination with fleeing.
Jon Lycett-Smith Is a skilled illustrator and author with several books to his name.
SPZERO76 Is a street artist who defaces walls in the name of art. They usually look better for it.
Wayne Ellis is an artist working in games but with a personal interest in more traditional mediums.