This is the website & Blog for Paul Carpenter, I am a freelance 3d & Motion Graphics artist and Illustrator based in London, here you find examples of my work, 3d, 2d, sketches & photographs and any inspirational images I find on the web.

Showreel 2013

Showreel 2013

Here’s my updated showreel for 2013, hope you like it.
Mission Survival - Book Covers

Mission Survival – Book Covers

Here are the first three Book covers that I did for Random House’s YA series written by Bear Grylls. These  were such a pleasure to do and I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed a job so much. Many thanks to Dominica Clements (Senior Designer at Random House) for...
Candlehead

Candlehead

Here’s an image that just keeps cropping up in my noggin, I’ve finally got round to making it in 3d, Still not finished, but I was very pleased with these early renders
Anger Eating Demon

Anger Eating Demon

Here are a couple of renders of a character that I’ve been working on. He’s based on an old Buddhist folk tale, and one day he’ll be turned into a children’s book
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Mission Survival - Book Covers

Mission Survival – Book Covers

Here are the first three Book covers that I did for Random House’s YA series written by Bear Grylls. These  were such a pleasure to do and I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed a job so much. Many thanks to Dominica Clements (Senior Designer at Random House) for giving me the opportunity. Gold...
Viruses

Viruses

Here are some little virus characters I designed a while ago for a job. I came across them whilst sorting out my work folders. I was quite pleased with them, quite a lot of character, in a minimalist sort of way, they were supposed to look like little computer chips/transistor thingmabobs.        ...
Film Poster

Film Poster

I recently did a film poster for a mate’s film called ‘The Fantastic Megan Fox’.
Sky Fragments - EVOLUTION

Sky Fragments – EVOLUTION

Latest ad we did for Sky Movies whilst at Neon. I did the Tinitin section. A bit more tricky as we had to combine moving footage into a freeze frame 2.5d effect
Sky Summer of Sports shots

Sky Summer of Sports shots

Here are a series of shots I did for Sky& Brothers & Sisters whilst at Neon. Only using still photos. Here is the original image for the Lewis Smith shot
Symphony of Science - Mr Rodger Remix

Symphony of Science – Mr Rodger Remix

This is fantastic, even for a cynical old misery like me. (originally saw it here:- http://blog.sirmitchell.com) The Symphony of Science is a musical project of John D Boswell, designed to deliver scientific knowledge and philosophy in musical form
Ideas for a book

Ideas for a book

A little while ago I went to a conference organised by the Association of Illustrators on the subject of ‘Illustration and the Children’s Book Industry: Secrets to Success’. There were some great illustrators there, Chris Haughton, Claudia Boldt, and Alex T Smith. It was such an interesting day, and I learned so much. But more...
Sky Better Effect - Rainforest

Sky Better Effect – Rainforest

Here’s another Sky  Better Effect Ad I did for Brothers & Sisters at Neon. I did the Jaguar and the Toucans, done in 3ds Max for the Jaguar animation then exported to C4d for the rendering.
Sky Better Effect 3d

Sky Better Effect 3d

Sky Better effect ad, for Brothers & Sisters, through Neon. I did the penguins and the landscape.  
SKY Better Effect 2.0

SKY Better Effect 2.0

Here’s another ad for Sky I helped work on with the guys at Neon. I did the Train station stuff.
National Geographic 9/11

National Geographic 9/11

Here’s a Promo I did with Neon, for National Geographic for their commorative season on the anniversay of 9/11 Mainly worked on particles and the paper animation in c4d.
SKY HD fragments

SKY HD fragments

Here are a series of after effects shots I’ve done over the last few years for Brothers and Sisters, working alongside Charlie Cassidy, now at Neon post. The premise of these shots are to take a still/photo, and to create the sense of super slowmotion, so that the viewer focuses on the tiny details, drops...