Joel Thomas

Concept Artist/Illustrator

Austin, TX

Joel Thomas is an accomplished Concept Artist and Illustrator based out of Round Rock, Texas. He received his undergrad degree from Auburn University (WAR EAGLE!) and his Master’s Degree from Savannah College of Art and Design. His work has also been featured in Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art Vol. 10 and 13. He has done work for Wizards of the Coast, Magic: the Gathering, DC Universe: Online, Digital Domain, Disney and Todd McFarlane (Image Comics Co-Founder).

Illustrations

  • Just goofing around during a lunch break-
    Just goofing around during a lunch break-
  • Olive of the Planet P'TID
    Olive of the Planet P'TID
  • Orca Dude
    Orca Dude
  • Epic Mickey Try-Out
    Epic Mickey Try-Out
  • CyberHeart- Wizards of the Coast D20
    CyberHeart- Wizards of the Coast D20
  • Grady LOVES his Tigers!
    Grady LOVES his Tigers!
  • Hades
    Hades
  • Poseidon
    Poseidon
  • Card Guard
    Card Guard
  • Dorothy
    Dorothy
  • ScareCrow
    ScareCrow
  • Rousseau
    Rousseau
  • Mind Spy
    Mind Spy
  • Starfish Killah
    Starfish Killah

Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art

  • Ecantoella (Featured in Spectrum #10)
    Ecantoella (Featured in Spectrum #10)
  • Celestial Mount (Featured in Spectrum #13)
    Celestial Mount (Featured in Spectrum #13)

Character Concepts

  • Nasty Orkse
    Nasty Orkse
  • A test piece for Gearbox Software...
    A test piece for Gearbox Software...
  • Boopy
    Boopy
  • -FInal, approved design for Phil Errup for "Full Service" by MGam
    -FInal, approved design for Phil Errup for "Full Service" by MGam
  • -Character sheet for the game "Full Service' by MGam.
    -Character sheet for the game "Full Service' by MGam.
  • Mutant killah
    Mutant killah
  • UnDead
    UnDead
  • Barrow king
    Barrow king
  • War Golem 3
    War Golem 3
  • War Golem 2
    War Golem 2
  • War Golem 1
    War Golem 1
  • Web Bug roughs
    Web Bug roughs
  • Dragon Process 2
    Dragon Process 2
  • The Lovers- Mystic Tarot
    The Lovers- Mystic Tarot
  • The Magician- Mystic Tarot
    The Magician- Mystic Tarot
  • The Priestess- Mystic Tarot
    The Priestess- Mystic Tarot
  • The World- Mystic Tarot
    The World- Mystic Tarot
  • Skudge
    Skudge
  • My version of Tweety from "Hyde and go Tweet"
    My version of Tweety from "Hyde and go Tweet"
  • Shmippopot
    Shmippopot

Weapons/Tech Concepts

  • SWG: Lightsabers Designs
    SWG: Lightsabers Designs
  • SWG: Mandalorian Weapons
    SWG: Mandalorian Weapons
  • WoTC: D20 weapons
    WoTC: D20 weapons
  • Misc Junk Blasters
    Misc Junk Blasters
  • SWG: Kashyyyk License
    SWG: Kashyyyk License
  • SWG: Data Pad
    SWG: Data Pad
  • SWG: Data Cube
    SWG: Data Cube
  • DCUO: Server
    DCUO: Server
  • DCUO: Pol Stat Locker
    DCUO: Pol Stat Locker
  • DCUO: Pol Stat Desk
    DCUO: Pol Stat Desk
  • DCUO: Generator
    DCUO: Generator
  • SWG: Grievous Pod
    SWG: Grievous Pod
  • DCUO: Sewer Fan
    DCUO: Sewer Fan
  • DCUO: Generator
    DCUO: Generator
  • Dwarf Cannon Exploration
    Dwarf Cannon Exploration

Inktober Sketches and Stuff

  • Allergy
    Allergy
  • Lord D'Hain
    Lord D'Hain
  • Doogle
    Doogle
  • DoodleFish
    DoodleFish
  • Praw-nah
    Praw-nah
  • Bad Moon
    Bad Moon

Environment Concepts

  • SWG: Ship Passage
    SWG: Ship Passage
  • SWG: Lava Blast Door
    SWG: Lava Blast Door
  • MMO: Gas Station Fort
    MMO: Gas Station Fort
  • SWG: Mos Eisley 2
    SWG: Mos Eisley 2
  • Strip Club wire-frame paint-over
    Strip Club wire-frame paint-over
  • SWG: Mouf Lair
    SWG: Mouf Lair
  • SWG: Uller Liar 1
    SWG: Uller Liar 1
  • WebLords: Player Empire (stage 5) castle line drawing by Chad Townsend
    WebLords: Player Empire (stage 5) castle line drawing by Chad Townsend
  • SWG: Jedi Temple
    SWG: Jedi Temple
  • SWG: Mos Eisley 1
    SWG: Mos Eisley 1

Ray Villafane Studios Pumpkins

  • -A simple look and feel concept for 'the Hubbards'
    -A simple look and feel concept for 'the Hubbards'
  • -A flyer for the debut of 'the Hubbards' in Ludwigsburg, Germany
    -A flyer for the debut of 'the Hubbards' in Ludwigsburg, Germany
  • -The Logo for Ray Villafane Studios 'the Hubbards'
    -The Logo for Ray Villafane Studios 'the Hubbards'
  • -Some evil coconuts for Ray Villafane Studios
    -Some evil coconuts for Ray Villafane Studios

A little Step-by-Step

  • Rough Sketch
    Rough Sketch
  • Base color
    Base color
  • BG color added- not happy with silhouette.
    BG color added- not happy with silhouette.
  • Changes made to silhouette, pulling out of forms
    Changes made to silhouette, pulling out of forms
  • First detail pass, continue modeling
    First detail pass, continue modeling
  • detail pass, continue modeling.
    detail pass, continue modeling.
  • detail pass, continue modeling, fix elements.
    detail pass, continue modeling, fix elements.
  • detail pass, continue modeling
    detail pass, continue modeling
  • detail pass, continue modeling, ground texture
    detail pass, continue modeling, ground texture
  • Final detail pass, over all texture added.
    Final detail pass, over all texture added.
  • Tweak light, finished.
    Tweak light, finished.

Another minor step-by-step

  • Swump- rough 5 minute sketchy noodle thing
    Swump- rough 5 minute sketchy noodle thing
  • Liked it enough to try to paint it. Gradiant light direction
    Liked it enough to try to paint it. Gradiant light direction
  • Overall modelling...
    Overall modelling...
  • Big changes, never finished it.
    Big changes, never finished it.