I worked for animator David Weinstein on a proof of concept shortfilm called Azureus Rising which is finally done. There are plans to make this into a feature length CG movie in the future afaik.
I was art director/prodution designer for this and created almost all the mechanical and environment designs. Character art was created by James Zhang.
Have a look and please check out the final proof of concept on
or directly on youtube:
A few more sketches on my website: www.hideyoshi-ruwwe.net
lol I think this is the 2nd time I have ever posted in the finally finished section... ._.
Last edited by Hideyoshi; May 21st, 2010 at 10:39 AM.
damn cool! futuristic ninja always gets me!
nice job- your concepts translated very well Hideyoshi!- one of my colleagues worked on this as an animator as well- you guys did a great job.
Nice! Very nice
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awesome! nice work
Fantastic work, i really enjoyed looking through these.
I've just watched the short a couple of hours ago and loved the technical designs and environments. Now i come here and see it was you
Very cool works
That, Brother, so totally rocked my World! WOW that was cool and I so love every bit of tech, the blade in particular. (ever so slightly biased ;-) Class, just all Class and I wish you all the very best of fortune to see this as a feature length. You deserve it.
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I think it is fun.
very nice hide! saw the video at work the other day, but didnt pay attention to the credits
very nice mood, loved it
Thanks for posting, I'm feeling those city scapes.
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Hey, Hideyoshi, man, i saw this video before you posted here your images and i can say just it impressed me! great dinamics in movie and great stuff in this thread, great to see updates from you ! Keep it up!
well... that's so amazing.... great images...
Having only the clip and these pictures to go by, i have to say the art looks great but empty. I have no idea what the story is or is supposed to be, is there somewhere else where that information is so that the visuals can be put into context?
There is nothing drawing me into the story at all. Why the long pause when he first gets into the city with the gun toting guys standing around like morons instead of shooting? I find it difficult to believe a hi-tech robot creature would have such terrible aim. Why all the strange pauses? Where were the people? Perhaps I am simply missing something, I usually am.
Great design work! But...why is the hero named Azureus? Does he have henchmen called Mu-Torrent and Transmission?
I agree about the lengthy pausing/posing, etc but I thought it was pretty badass! Amazing cityscapes, Hideyoshi and congrats on contributing to such a cool project!
Wow guys, I feel honored by all the nice feedback! Glad it is embraced so well by everyone!
It certainly was an honor to be part of this project!
stylor: thanks a bunch!
gnilRE: thank you
Mourad: thanks a lot, your work is awesome!!
Dan!: whoa that's cool! Thanks!
peppi: danke sehr!
Chr. Steam: thanks!
EricLofgren: thank you!
qlanuknow: thank you!
airage: danke! Haha, sehr cool!
Mariusz Kornatka: thanks a lot!
goran: thanks mister!
Waipunga: thank you! Glad you enjoyed it so much!
Duman: lol, thanks! Get some new socks or you will catch a cold!
BenVanDen: glad you do!
alyssamilano: whoa an honor hearing it from you! Checked your recent works on your website, it's beyond awesome! You need to set Sijun on fire more often!
wyckdNick: good good!
illustratorwayne: thanks, yeah hope this will develop to something bigger!
LeoSnow: wow, thanks man! Your work rules!
ArchDesign: thanks a lot!
Angel Intheuk: thanks, misses! I will!
clifFroth: Yes I agree, but the video was meant to be a proof of concept of animation and effects work and not so much story.
Giacomo: I think I am not getting your inside joke As I said, this was mainly intended to present eye candy material and didn't mean to be super sophisticated and thought out.
SouMeng: merci beaucoup! Love your work, post more in your SB will ya!
jackpotanjr90: yes it definitely was!
smokenmirrors: thank you!
Thujon: well, thanks kindly!
Ead: hey thanks dude! Where are your updates?!