Welcome to Roland Mechael’s online portfolio!
Roland Mechael’s love for painting landscapes and photography shows his sense of drama and staging in every piece of his work. He believes that every scene should evoke a sense of mystery and a feeling of nostalgia to make you feel like you were part of the scene. The following Environment artworks were executed for Superbook’s CG adventure for Adam and Eve’s bible story “Creation”, The next few pieces were Visual Development Environment Art pieces inspired by JR Tolkien's Lord of the rings series of books/movies. Some of the images were released as part of the art of Faerywinkle sketchbook app. Most were done using Adobe photoshop and a few were sketched with graphite. This gallery also contains a few architectural design portfolio from Video game consoles released in PS2/Ps3 consoles.
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A variety of Roland Mechael’s style as a character designer.
David and Goliath is Roland Mechael’s first screen credit both as a character and prop designer for CBN’s “Superbook” series of CG animated films.
Roland Mechael’s art for Activision’s skylanders is another project that showcases his versatile and dynamic style for designing characters/products.
Crackerland Project - character design sketches for an an original IP
Croc Pirates- Personal project for a series of sketchbooks. ©wonder books All rights reserved ©rolandmechael
Draclings- Early character sketches for the Dracling sketchbook project. ©rolandmechael All rights reserved ©2005
Fairies-character studies from Faerywinkle sketchbook. ©wonder books ©2005
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Early character designs and model turnarounds for Netflix’s show the Beatbugs. This serves as an early guide for the animator’s, CG modeler’s and digital artists to decide the look of the final toys for the show and retail toy products.
Roland Mechael’s Creature designs varies stylistically-from Realistic to Semi realistic and cartoony. This is part of the Draclings book from his series of Sketchbooks for Wonderbooks Publishing. This is also part of the Artist’s sketchbook that was also released as an App for Apple and was available for the Faerywinkle sketchbook App for a limited time.
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These Digital illustrations are mostly executed in Photoshop CC and serves as Concept Presentation Art for clients and guide for the sculptors and digital artists.
A variety of Roland Mechael’s style in Illustration depending on clients. These Digital illustrations were mostly executed in Adobe Photoshop CC. Some were inspirational and used as a guide for digital artists for production purposes. A few were digital sketches from the artist’s Digital sketchbook.
Roland Mechael’s personal project inspired by his dog named Baba who looks like a bear and his daughter named Mia. A follow up to his first book from Wonderbooks Publishing. All rights reserved ©rolandmechael ©2oo4-2o18
My very first story sketch test for Walt Disney Feature Animation Florida. Inspired by Aaron Blaise’s Bear drawings which I saw early on as we’re about to start the project. Aaron’s work has always been a constant inspiration which kept me going as I worked on this test. Characters inspired by Frank Frazetta’s Fire and Ice and Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke. Ive been always a fan of Disney’s classic storyboards so I tried to emulate the look. I used colored pencils and watercolor on this one and finished it around 2 weeks!
A selection of gameplay cinematic and animatic storyboards for Superman Returns PSP/Ps2 and PS3 game consoles. ©Electronic Arts ©DC
A few samples of cinematic moments/story beats for the return of Superman PSP/PS3 video game. I’ve had a lot of fun working on this one. Producing a lot of storyboard sketches/cinematics and Superman action drawings as a guide for the animators and level designers.
Storyboards for the new Spider verse movie. Downloadable as an adventure mobile App as part of the Mcdonalds Happy Meal APP.
A Christmas Story
A quick story sketch test inspired by Norman Rockwell’s painting titled “Discovery” which is part of Norman Rockwell’s Pictures of the American people exhibit in High Art Museum at Atlanta, Georgia. As the saying goes, a picture paints a thousand words.. in Roland Mechael’s mind a heartwarming story about the discovery unfolds the beauty of giving and the spirit of the Christmas season.
Product designs for Skylander’s iPad , PS3 and Xbox consoles. the ones below were toy design concepts for various properties.
Mostly used as concept art for presentation to clients and guides for Sulptors and digital artists.
Art of quick sketch. A collection of figure drawing sketches under five minutes or less unless otherwise noted. New figure drawings added recently from St Benedictine University drawing workshops.
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Alla prima and plein eir paintings from Walt Disney Feature Animation Florida.
Roland Mechael’s Brother Bear Rough Inbetween Test. Original Rough Animation by Byron Howard.
Rough Animation test for Tarzan by Roland Mechael
Theses are mostly character Creature concept art for PC based Video game engines.