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Love Letter - Alone with the Stars by W-E-Z Love Letter - Alone with the Stars :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 205 7 Love Letter - Breathe by W-E-Z Love Letter - Breathe :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 339 5 Assassin's Creed Japan Concept Art - Gion Festival by W-E-Z Assassin's Creed Japan Concept Art - Gion Festival :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 227 9 Hard Cosmic - Monastery of Ash by W-E-Z Hard Cosmic - Monastery of Ash :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 201 4 Broken Monday - The Demon Code by W-E-Z Broken Monday - The Demon Code :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 277 11 Nier Automata - 2B by W-E-Z Nier Automata - 2B :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 325 4 Broken Monday - The Dust of Osaka by W-E-Z Broken Monday - The Dust of Osaka :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 884 18 Broken Monday - Underground Walkway by W-E-Z Broken Monday - Underground Walkway :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 260 4 Tomorrow's Druid Computer Desk - wait what? by W-E-Z Tomorrow's Druid Computer Desk - wait what? :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 174 6 Tomorrow's Futuristic Computer Desk by W-E-Z Tomorrow's Futuristic Computer Desk :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 157 11 Tomorrow's Rotating Scroll Tansu by W-E-Z Tomorrow's Rotating Scroll Tansu :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 124 2 Tommorow's post apocalyptic bookshelf by W-E-Z Tommorow's post apocalyptic bookshelf :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 78 6 Hard Cosmic - Baroque Arena Concept by W-E-Z Hard Cosmic - Baroque Arena Concept :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 184 11 Hard Cosmic - Machine City Sketch by W-E-Z Hard Cosmic - Machine City Sketch :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 93 3 AENiGMA - U of J Cafe - Concept Sketch by W-E-Z AENiGMA - U of J Cafe - Concept Sketch :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 96 3 Love Letter - Tikibara Lagoon by W-E-Z Love Letter - Tikibara Lagoon :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 344 5

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Hey everyone how are you? been a crazy year so far, I did some Concept art work on upcoming Gears of War games with Microsoft, designed some VR game and space focused visuals for Discovery Channel and Tencent(RIOT game's parent company), and currently I am just over at DHX Studios(Yes the one that does My Little Pony haha) here in Vancouver for the next couple months working closely with Capcom Japan and Dentsu on doing some Concept Art/Design work for the upcoming Mega Man 3D animated series.

As always thank you so much for following me over the years, deviant art was the first place I showed my art online, and I wouldn't be where I am if it wasn't for you, and I hope you stick with me in this life of intense struggles and awesomeness.

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Inprint: www.inprnt.com/profile/derek.w…
Art Station: www.artstation.com/artist/wez
Tumblr: w-e-z.tumblr.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/derek.weselak…
Twitter: twitter.com/artofwez
Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCsJID…
Gumroad: gumroad.com/artofwez


Bio:
Hello there, I am Derek Weselake, going under the pen name WEZ, I am a concept artist/Illustrator currently working in Vancouver Canada as a freelance concept artist. I  am always open to both freelance and in-house work  I specialize in: environment design, character design, and illustration for the video game, film, and animation industries. I grew up being trained in traditional mediums, and now primarily uses a blend of 3D software and photoshop to come up with design solutions for the next generation of entertainment. Recently I have worked on the future of popular Microsoft scifi/fantasy game franchises, pre-production for the Emmy award winning animated series Lost in Oz by Polygon pictures Tokyo, and have been feature on websites such as kotaku and published in several artbooks including "Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art" and the upcoming "Expose 12: the Best Digital Art in the known universe", in which I was also given the honor of receiving a nomination for an award.

If you would like to work with me or having any questions please feel free to send me an email at artofwez@gmail.com

  • Listening to: Jet Set Radio, Persona
  • Reading: Bobobo, Berserk, Air Gear, Vegabond
  • Watching: Way to much anime
  • Playing: P4, Ninja Gaiden 2, DOA, Time splitters, JSRF,
  • Eating: pocky, cherrys, apples, sushi, rice, wendys
  • Drinking: vanilla bean latte, green tea, Dr Pepper
Love Letter - Alone with the Stars
More light hearted and colorful painting fun between jobs, inspired by Ghibli and Makoto Shinkai.

Love Letter is a series of illustrations and concepts in no set time or place that I give myself 3 general words to work around: fun, nostalgia, and wonder.

Prints
www.inprnt.com/gallery/derek.w…

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gum.co/VRiAj  Free, a present for you, but any donation would mean the world to me :)


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Tumblr: w-e-z.tumblr.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/derek.weselak…
Twitter: twitter.com/artofwez
Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCsJID…
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Assassin's Creed Japan Concept Art - Gion Festival
Prints: www.inprnt.com/gallery/derek.w…

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Fan Concept Art for what an Assassin's creed set in Japan during 1600-1800 could look like, I would probably call it Assassin's Creed Ikigai but I imagine they would call it something like "Rise". I know that the low height of the buildings is one of the things that has kept Ubisoft away from old Japan, but a lot of the buildings had two heights even if most were 1-2 stories, which could make for some great parkour.

I wanted to show an example mission that would fit well within the game and would tackle that height issue right in the heart of the city, The Gion Festival. Named after the redlight district in Kyoto this was a set of floats that would and still go around Kyoto in the summer, back then Shijo Street displayed here would of been much more narrow than it is today, I read about 10 feet. While a lot of the buildings back then just had wood with rock supports as roofing, the main streets usually had tiled roofs. The mission could play out having to go float to float to find the target, you could have a variety of shapes for the floats from towers to boats to make climbing more interesting.

I did this for practice/example of working within an established IP and for concepting historical games/films. I went to museums around Kyoto back when I lived there for a few months and rented out a few Library books here as a reference. It was actually a lot of fun.
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Twitter: twitter.com/artofwez
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Hey everyone how are you? been a crazy year so far, I did some Concept art work on upcoming Gears of War games with Microsoft, designed some VR game and space focused visuals for Discovery Channel and Tencent(RIOT game's parent company), and currently I am just over at DHX Studios(Yes the one that does My Little Pony haha) here in Vancouver for the next couple months working closely with Capcom Japan and Dentsu on doing some Concept Art/Design work for the upcoming Mega Man 3D animated series.

As always thank you so much for following me over the years, deviant art was the first place I showed my art online, and I wouldn't be where I am if it wasn't for you, and I hope you stick with me in this life of intense struggles and awesomeness.

Follow me on
Inprint: www.inprnt.com/profile/derek.w…
Art Station: www.artstation.com/artist/wez
Tumblr: w-e-z.tumblr.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/derek.weselak…
Twitter: twitter.com/artofwez
Youtube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCsJID…
Gumroad: gumroad.com/artofwez


Bio:
Hello there, I am Derek Weselake, going under the pen name WEZ, I am a concept artist/Illustrator currently working in Vancouver Canada as a freelance concept artist. I  am always open to both freelance and in-house work  I specialize in: environment design, character design, and illustration for the video game, film, and animation industries. I grew up being trained in traditional mediums, and now primarily uses a blend of 3D software and photoshop to come up with design solutions for the next generation of entertainment. Recently I have worked on the future of popular Microsoft scifi/fantasy game franchises, pre-production for the Emmy award winning animated series Lost in Oz by Polygon pictures Tokyo, and have been feature on websites such as kotaku and published in several artbooks including "Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art" and the upcoming "Expose 12: the Best Digital Art in the known universe", in which I was also given the honor of receiving a nomination for an award.

If you would like to work with me or having any questions please feel free to send me an email at artofwez@gmail.com

  • Listening to: Jet Set Radio, Persona
  • Reading: Bobobo, Berserk, Air Gear, Vegabond
  • Watching: Way to much anime
  • Playing: P4, Ninja Gaiden 2, DOA, Time splitters, JSRF,
  • Eating: pocky, cherrys, apples, sushi, rice, wendys
  • Drinking: vanilla bean latte, green tea, Dr Pepper

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