BIFA, Ex-Machina Illustrations

While travelling India I received an email asking me if I could attend an illustrators evening for the British Independent Film Awards. I had been posting a lot of my work on Instagram, which for the last few months has been pretty sci-fi heavy so it was great when they offered me a brief based on the amazing film "Ex-Machina".

I'm a massive fan of the film, the themes resonate heavily, particularly the moral questions posed. No spoilers though, if you haven't seen it you should definitely go and watch it, quick!

Specifically my brief was based on a quote from the film:

Isn't it strange to create something that hates you

Here are some of my concept sketches prior to illustrating the final piece live on the evening. You can see the finished piece here.

Initial, more feminine looking android.

Initial, more feminine looking android.

First concept sketch from the BIFA Ex-Machina brief

First concept sketch from the BIFA Ex-Machina brief

Another concept sketch based on the ex-machina brief

Another concept sketch based on the ex-machina brief

female robot split head