Art Direction: UFC 234
Anderson Silva is a legend in the MMA world, and is a big fan of comics and anime, most notably Gundam, an anime featuring epic space battles and giant robots. Israel Adesanya, makes it known he loves anime like Naruto and Avatar and is a big fan of comics as well. I haven't gotten to do a personal project like this, and I felt compelled to do a fan piece of various shows and use my MMA (Mixed Media Art) to celebrate these two athletes.
2d animation was done in Toon Boom Harmony. The Banshee Gundam was modeled, shaded, and animated in Maya, and rendered using Arnold. All elements were composited in After Effects, as well as the motion graphics and visual effects. All art assets were created by me, with exception to the ground texture, and the starry sky, which were royalty free images.
Music is "Woken Furies" by Gunship, and the piece was edited by Jesse Cowell.
Color and composition stills
3d Model and Build-ups
UFC 234 Promo
Animated by Erica Langworthy
Edited by Jesse Cowell