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Meet one of our designer: George HULL

Posted by FORGE ANIMATION (Creator)
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Hello everybody,

Thank you for all your comments, we know it means you are as passionate as we are, and we are so thankfull for what you already did for us, we won't give up! Stronger together! 

For this update we would like to introduce you to a great artist we had the chance to work with: GEORGE HULL

George HULL participated in the conception of the Windwalkers universe. 

He is one of the top conceptual artists and designers in Hollywood, and has worked on films like The Matrix (Revolution and Reloaded), Iron Man 2, Transformers, The Amazing Spiderman, Elysium, The Cloud Atlas and most recently : Jupiter Ascending.

He accepted to work on WINDWALKERS with us and here are two of his contributions :

A view of the city of Alticcio. A city based at the very end of the "known world" which floats above the dust and the misery of the world.
A view of the city of Alticcio. A city based at the very end of the "known world" which floats above the dust and the misery of the world.

The inhabitants of Alticcio are organized in castes. The « Acropolites » are the elite of the upper city. They reside high above under domes of crystal and protected from the effects of the wind ; the supreme luxury in the Windwalkers world. The wealth of the Acropolites is based on wind-mining (the lower caste (called the Scrapers) filter the wind to mine the rich debris it carries).

A Freon ship (Drakkair) takes the Horde by surprise.
A Freon ship (Drakkair) takes the Horde by surprise.

The Freons are a highly technologically developed civilization who travel up and down the « Band of the Opposure » on their Drakkairs ; they are carried by, and control the wind. Their ships have allowed them to become traders but also privileged messengers between Alticcio (at the limit of the known world) and the city of Aberlaas in the Lower-Slopes (where the Horde begin their journey). Famous for the parties they organize and their hedonism, they can't understand  the Windwalkers who walk on foot against the wind and think that only their technology will allow people to go until the "upper-reaches" at the very end of their world, where the winds are supposed to take their source. As George Hull’s artwork shows, the Drakkair uses complex mechanics to exploit the power of the wind. 

Discover the universe of George Hull :

Filmography and bio : http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0401430/

(Re)discover his work at his website : http://www.ghull.com/ 

For more info regarding his latest work visit his facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/GeorgeHullDesign

As one of our awesome backers asked, here is a part of our team (others are at the International Animation Film Festival in Annecy right now):

HAVE A NICE WEEK-END! KEEP GOING, WE"LL MAKE IT!!
HAVE A NICE WEEK-END! KEEP GOING, WE"LL MAKE IT!!
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    1. Logan on

      Those pieces of artwork at grand! Love seeing the group taking a photo together with such smiles :)

    2. Wayne G.
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      That explains some of the fantastic artwork we've seen.