Just some of my favorite video games ever, which I also find hugely inspirational for art and design and stuff.
Also, (with the exception of SSBM) they all do an INCREDIBLE job of world-building and characterization. I love these games so much and I want to work with Retro Studios or Valve or Bioware or From Software so much.
*Not included on this list: Metroid Zero Mission, Fusion, Super Metroid, Metroid Prime 2 & 3. I really, really, really, like Metroid you guys.
**Except for Other M because it is literallythe worst and has no redeaming qualities whatsoever. God I hate Other M so much.
A piece I did about classic movie monsters as a private commission.
The monsters (from left to right) are Godzilla, a Tripod from War of the Worlds, King Kong, Frankenstein’s Monster, the space slug from Empire Strikes Back, the Wolfman, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors, and Jaws.
This was a ton of fun to work on since I absolutly adore monster movies. The original King Kong and Godzilla films hold a special place in my heart, Empire Strikes Back is probably my favorite movie, and Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein is one of my favoirite books.
A rough work-in-progress sketch of a piece i’m doing on some classic movie monsters. We got a Tripod from War of the Worlds, Godzilla, King Kong, Frankenstein’s monster, The Wolfman, a Dune Worm, Jaws, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, and Audrey II, all just hanging out together.
Another celebrity portrait of one of my favorite people on the face of the planet and a man who I greatly admire; Neil DeGrasse Tyson.
Mr Tyson is a huge inspiration to me as a person, scientist, and philosopher of sorts. I really hope to meet him some day in person some day, high-five him, and just talk about space stuff for a few hours.
Some of the common birds that can be found in my home province of Ontario, Canada. Ontario is home to far more species of bird than I’ve shown here; some live hear year round, others migrate too and from during the winters, but I’ve chosen what I think are the most recognizable species. From top to bottom the birds are: Blue Jay, Robin, Crow, Sparrow, Pileated Woodpecker, Mourning Doves, Cardinal, Red-Wing Blackbird, Grackle, Red-tailed Hawk, Great Horned Owl, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Great Blue Heron, Common Loon (and chick), Mallard Duck (M & F), and Canadian Goose.
Hello! My name is Noah Shantz!
I am a Toronto based freelance illustrator and humble practitioner of my craft.
I specialize in creature development and concept art and dabble with characters and vehicles from time to time.
Have a look around and thank you for your interest!