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Hi everyone,
I am currently embarking on my first Kickstarter, helping to make a book featuring over 60 other artists. We were funded within a day, which was pretty amazing. If you are fans of science fiction and fantasy art please check out the book on Kickstarter!
White Cloud Worlds Volume 3 is an anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art from New Zealand showcasing over 60 NZ artists in a stunning 200+ page book.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/i…

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Paul Tobin
Artist | Professional | Film & Animation
New Zealand
Hi there, I am an artist based in Wellington New Zealand and for the better part of 10 years have been working at Weta Workshop as a concept designer. I started out on the Chronicles of Narnia, King Kong and in more recent years worked upon Avatar and The Hobbit with brief stints on District 9 and Tin Tin.

In the rare moments outside of working and sleeping I teach part-time, run workshops and scribble away at my own worlds. Recently I produced my first book in collaboration with 27 artists called "White Cloud Worlds" - An Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art from Aotearoa New Zealand.

Hope you enjoy my gallery.

Paul


www.PaulTobin.blogspot.co.nz
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White Cloud Worlds Volume 3 is an anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art from New Zealand showcasing over 60 NZ artists in a stunning 200+ page book.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/i…

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PaulTobin Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thanks :)
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AranniHK Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015   Digital Artist
Love your Hercules Designs, keep it up!
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PaulTobin Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Professional Filmographer
My pleasure :)
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PaulTobin Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Hi there, I do plan to add some more work from the Hobbit when I get the chance :) Great that you have been buying the books, we are very proud of them!

Regarding the aesthetic, certainly we always tried to start with LOTR where-ever possible. The Hobbit is a more fairytale story compared to the very dark themes in LOTR so I think there was always going to be so differences. Ultimately PJ steered all design and made final decisions. 
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:iconthe--procrastinator:
Greetings,

I wanted to ask if You plan on adding more pictures of Your work from "The Hobbit", to Your personal gallery/site. I own all of Weta's Chronicles books, but the problem with those artbooks is that due to sheer amount of art presented there, some of the pieces are reduced to really small thumbnails that are hard to examine and fully appreciate. I think it would be great to be able to view some more of Your designs in high-res.

Also, if You don't mind, I have a question regarding the design process on those films. Many people remarked that "The Hobbit" was noticably more "high fantasy" and veering into video game aestethic than LOTR. I was wondering if that transition came naturally out of normal evolution of LOTR designs, or was it a concious decision by PJ, to steer the movie into a more hightened territory?

Cheers!
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