Robert Thornely
Robert Thornely
Principal Character Artist at Sony Playstation London Studio
London, United Kingdom

Summary

I have been making art for video games since 1999. I specialise in Character Art, modelling and concepting characters.

I am Principal Character Artist for Sony Playstation, London Studio where I have enjoyed working on a number of award winning and ground breaking titles as well as helping originate new IP.

London Studio is a world leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality gaming.

Leaving University I became a Secondary school Art teacher for a number of years. However I knew I wanted to make cool characters for video games or film. I learnt 3dsMax and off I went. Over the last twenty years I have made castle sim games (Stronghold), football management games, Virtual pets, VR gangsters, aliens, monsters, sharks, and all manner of other fun stuff. If I had my time again I'd do it all again, only more so.

Skills

Concept ArtIllustrationCharacter ModelingHard Surface ModelingGame DevelopmentSculptingCharacter DesignZBrush3D ScanningTeachingSketchingPBR Texturingmodelling

Software proficiency

ZBrush
ZBrush
Maya
Maya
3ds Max
3ds Max
Marvelous Designer
Marvelous Designer
Substance Painter
Substance Painter
3DCoat
3DCoat
Substance Designer
Substance Designer
Photoshop
Photoshop
Procreate
Procreate
R3DS Wrap
R3DS Wrap
Illustrator
Illustrator
artec studio
artec studio
SketchBook Pro
SketchBook Pro
After Effects
After Effects
InDesign
InDesign
Premiere
Premiere

Productions

  • Bloodntruth
    • Video Game
      Blood and Truth
    • Year
      2019
    • Role
      Principal Character Artist
    • Company
      Sony
  • Vr worlds psvr cover 1
    • Video Game
      VRWorlds
    • Year
      2016
    • Role
      Senior Character Artist
    • Company
      Sony Interactive Entertainmnet
  • Wonderbookbookofpotions
    • Video Game
      Wonderbook: Book of Potions
    • Year
      2013
    • Role
      Senior Character Artist
    • Company
      Sony
  • Wonderbook book of spells
    • Video Game
      Wonderbook: Book of Spells
    • Year
      2012
    • Role
      Senior Character Artist
    • Company
      Sony London
  • 1
    • Video Game
      Eyepet Adventures
    • Year
      2012
    • Role
      Lead Artist
    • Company
      Sony
  • Eyepet
    • Video Game
      EyePet
    • Year
      2010
    • Role
      Senior Character Artist
    • Company
      Sony
  • Stronghold legends coverart
    • Video Game
      Stronghold Legends
    • Year
      2006
    • Role
      Lead Artist
    • Company
      Firefly Studios
  • Space colony
    • Video Game
      Space Colony
    • Year
      2004
    • Role
      Senior Artist
    • Company
      Firefly Studios
  • Stronghold 2 coverart
    • Video Game
      Stronghold 2
    • Year
      2003
    • Role
      Senior Artist
    • Company
      Firefly Studios
  • Civcityrome boxart
    • Video Game
      CivCity Rome
    • Year
      2002
    • Role
      Senior Artist
    • Company
      Firefly Studios
  • Crusadercover
    • Video Game
      Crusader
    • Year
      2001
    • Role
      Lead Artist
    • Company
      Firefly Studios
  • Stronghold %282001%29 coverart
    • Video Game
      Stronghold
    • Year
      2000
    • Role
      Senior Artist
    • Company
      Firefly Studios
  • 971256443 00
    • Video Game
      Ultimate Soccer Manager 2000
    • Year
      2000
    • Role
      Artist
    • Company
      Impressions

Experience

  • Principal Character Artist at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
    London, United Kingdom
    March 2009 - Present

    I design and model characters for next gen games

  • Senior Character Artist at Firefly Studios
    London, United Kingdom
    January 1999 - January 2009

    Modelled, animated, concept art, singing, dancing.

  • Artist at Impressions UK
    London
    January 1998 - January 1999

    Animation and modelling