The Marriage of Reason and Squalor
The Brewery VFX
The Marriage of Reason and Squalor is an adaption done by Jake Chapman of his own novel. It was screened as a four-part television series on Sky Arts, and was later cut into a feature film for international release.
With the series primarily set on a tropical island, I was assigned with designing and creating matte paintings of the location, as well as a view of the clouds from Helmut's house built atop the edge of a volcanic crater. I was also asked to create concept art for an intriguing character; a drunken sailor with a missing fragment of his skull. The missing fragment created a dent, which allowed him to hide a small rock pool beneath his cap. After my concept art was used to create a 3D image by another artist, I painted additional textures for the barnacles and shells to be projected onto the 3D image through Nuke.