"Simon Lee is in a category all by himself. His sense of drama and raw power make him the Frazetta of monster sculpting and the elegance and specificity of his designs give his creations gravity and realism. A true master!"
Guillermo del Toro, Director
Pacific Rim, Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy
Simon Lee is a Los Angeles based concept designer and sculptor for feature films.
Some of his more notable works include Guillermo del Toro's "PACIFIC RIM" (2013), "THE STRAIN" (2014), Darren Aronofsky's biblical epic "NOAH" (2014), Angelina Jolie's "MALEFICENT" (2014), and Doug Liman's "EDGE OF TOMORROW" (2014) starring Tom Cruise.
Simon has contributed his design and sculptural work to projects for such clients as Warner Brothers, Legendary Pictures, Disney, Disney Toons, Paramount Pictures, Universal, Fox, Bungie, and Coca-Cola.
In addition to concept design work for films, Simon also teaches a sculpture and design class to professional artists out of his studio in Alhambra, California (about 10 minutes away from downtown Los Angeles).
Simon has taught artists from Valve, Blizzard, Blur, Digital Domain, Disney, Gentle Giant, Infinity Ward, HydraulX, Insomniac, Naughty Dog, and Sony etc. He is available for creature design, character concept developement, sculptural designs, workshops, lectures, and demonstrations. You can contact him via email for availability check.
“Wayne Barlowe’s prose Hell is every bit as strange, terrifying and bizarrely beautiful as his painting, and that’s saying something.”
creator of Hellboy
“Wayne Barlowe designs the trippiest aliens out there.”
Wayne Barlowe is a world-renowned author and artist who hascreated images and stories for books, films, TV, games and galleries.
Barlowe has a remarkable list of credits to his name withinvolvement in a number of Hollywood's high-profile films such as Avatar,Pacific Rim, the Harry Potter series, the Hellboy series, Blade II and GalaxyQuest. In addition to contributions on many television shows, he was theexecutive producer of Alien Planet, a 2005 Discovery Channel television specialbased on his book EXPEDITION. And, in yet another medium, he has done gamedesign for PROTOTYPE, DANTE'S INFERNO and SHADOW OF MORDOR.
Adding to these achievements, Barlowe's art books - EXPEDITION, BARLOWE'S GUIDE TO EXTRATERRESTRIALS, BARLOWE'S GUIDE TO FANTASY, BARLOWE'SINFERNO, BRUSHFIRE: Illuminations from the Inferno, THE ALIEN LIFE OF WAYNEBARLOWE and AN ALPHABET OF DINOSAURS-have garnered him world-wide acclaim. Hisfirst novel, GOD'S DEMON, was released by Tor Books to critical acclaim. He iswriting the sequel to that successful work entitled, THE HEART OF HELL.Barlowe's talents have also been employed in the creation of hundreds ofpaperback covers for all of the major publishers and magazine illustrations for LIFE, TIME and NEWSWEEK. Currently, he is co-producing and art directing hisfirst film, CRYPTOZOO, based on one of his original screenplays. The incrediblework list just continues...