My name is Billy Machin, I am a concept artist and designer, specialising in character, environment, and asset design. I am confident designing in both 2D and 3D and I have a keen understanding of the role of a concept artist in the industry, and how my work goes on to inform the work of others.
I am heavily influenced by the concepts and themes explored by classic science fiction and fantasy authors such as Isaac Asimov, Phillip K. Dick and Frank Herbert, and artists such as Frank Frazetta and Ralph McQuarrie. I am also a great admirer of the works of John William Waterhouse, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.
My project this year has been focussed on world-building and an exploration of Artificial Intelligence, and how humanity might react to, and coexist with, a more intelligent lifeform of our own creation. It is a story about new beginnings and trying to learn from past mistakes, before it is too late to do so.