Monday, December 9, 2019

HUXLEY™ PART 3


HUXLEY™ PART 3

Part 3 is live! The next 5 pages of the book are now released, will try to keep the release to every Monday. :)

Happy to finally start talking about this! The reason I've been so quiet the last 4 years on the personal work side of things is because i have been putting all my free time into writing and illustrating my first original graphic novel called HUXLEY™, its at a point where i can start sharing/talking about it as I'm getting close to finishing the entire book. I will be releasing 5 parts online (5 pages each) as an early preview with plans to publish a physical copy next year as i finish the ending, it's looking to be around 150-160 pages total.

Originally i wanted to just wait and drop the whole book at once, but after working with copyright lawyers this year, there are some realities i have to take into consideration, so i will be releasing these parts of the book a little early. The original Huxley™ robot character was created and designed back in 2014 with a story i had in mind, around 2016 i started to actively produce page 1 and commit to making this thing in-between client work. Has been a long road, and a lot of these early pages are 3+ years old now but I'm excited to start putting this out there and share this new story universe with the world.

I'll try to release 5 pages a week for the next 5 weeks, with higher res version of each part for sale on Gumroad for anyone that wants that version and also to support the artist, ill try to include early sketches, thumbnails and things when possible in the paid version. Thanks for having a look and hope you guys like it! :)


HD version available here:

Monday, December 2, 2019

HUXLEY™ PART 2


Part 2 is live! The next 5 pages of the book are now released, will try to keep the release to every Monday. :)

Happy to finally start talking about this! The reason I've been so quiet the last 4 years on the personal work side of things is because i have been putting all my free time into writing and illustrating my first original graphic novel called HUXLEY™, its at a point where i can start sharing/talking about it as I'm getting close to finishing the entire book. I will be releasing 5 parts online (5 pages each) as an early preview with plans to publish a physical copy next year as i finish the ending, it's looking to be around 150-160 pages total.

Originally i wanted to just wait and drop the whole book at once, but after working with copyright lawyers this year, there are some realities i have to take into consideration, so i will be releasing these parts of the book a little early. The original Huxley™ robot character was created and designed back in 2014 with a story i had in mind, around 2016 i started to actively produce page 1 and commit to making this thing in-between client work. Has been a long road, and a lot of these early pages are 3+ years old now but I'm excited to start putting this out there and share this new story universe with the world.

I'll try to release 5 pages a week for the next 5 weeks, with higher res version of each part for sale on Gumroad for anyone that wants that version and also to support the artist, ill try to include early sketches, thumbnails and things when possible in the paid version. Thanks for having a look and hope you guys like it! :)


HD version available here:

Monday, November 25, 2019

HUXLEY™ PART 1

Happy to finally start talking about this! The reason I've been so quiet the last 3+ years on the personal work side of things is because i have been putting all my free time into writing and illustrating my first original graphic novel called HUXLEY™, its at a point where i can start sharing/talking about it as im getting close to finishing the entire book. I will be releasing 5 parts online as an early preview with plans to publish a physical copy next year as i finish the ending, it's looking to be around 150-160 pages total. 

The original Huxley™ robot character was created and designed back in 2014 with a story i had in mind, around 2016 i started to actively produce page 1 and commit to making this thing in-between client work. Has been a long road, and a lot of these early pages are 3+ years old now but im excited to start putting this out there and share this new story universe with the world.

I'll try to release 5 pages a week for the next 5 weeks, with higher res version of each part for sale on Gumroad for anyone that wants that version and also to support the artist, ill try to include early sketches, thumbnails and things when possible in the paid version. Thanks for having a look and hope you guys like it!

https://www.artstation.com/artwork/qAz6oa
https://benmaurodesign.com/HUXLEY-GRAPHIC-NOVEL
HD version available here:
https://gumroad.com/l/HUXLEY1






Wednesday, June 12, 2019

HALO INFINITE

 New trailer for our game released! Hope you guys like it, has been a blast to work on. :)
Have been heavily involved in the Forerunner design on Infinite, was super cool to see this space come together working with Sparth and the talented environment team (Chiyo Lai, John Flath, Jihoon Kim, Patrick Hammond and many others) at 343!

 This project has been a huge full circle experience for me. One of the reasons i became an artist in the first place was because of the original Halo game(s). I wanted to design levels/architecture specifically because of how interesting i found the Forerunner designs to be. So to be able to come on board and do exactly that after all these years, my 17-year old self is very happy right now!
 Cool to see some concept art get released already for Halo Infinite! These were a couple early collab pieces between the incredible Sparth and myself done during production of the trailer that were officially released. Has been a career highlight having him as an AD, learn so much everyday! :)
 The first one was an image trying to figure out the overall space of the forerunner room before taking things further.
 The second is a concept for the low power version of the Pelican after the pilot has been living alone for a while. I was tasked with creating some early lighting images (low/full power, emergency/warning) for the story that Dan Chosich needed in the trailer. Look forward to sharing more as they get released, fun times!
Shot in the trailer.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Predator

Some Predator exploration back in 2016, always fun to explore different ideas early on in a project. These were an evolution of some early ideas Constantine Sekeris explored on the project that i was asked to take a crack at. https://www.artstation.com/benmauro

The Predator Dog was the last task i worked on. Bryan Wynia and the ADI guys had already done most of the development on the design and i was asked to figure out color/skin patterns/dredds and some refinement/exploration in a few different directions. I wasn't given the model the other guys made at the time so this was sculpted from a sphere in Zbrush based on the earlier work Bryan/ADI had done.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

METAL GEAR SOLID (film)

Surprised and delighted that Director Jordan Vogt Roberts is sharing some early work we did for the film over the next 31 days for the anniversary of the original games release. Will update anymore work that gets released here that i did for the project (and will update it with higher res files if i get clearance). #METALGEAR31st

https://twitter.com/VogtRoberts
A calmer alternate version of the Snake vs. Rex shot. More of the moment when Snake first comes across Metal Gear Rex in the hanger. cold breath and socom in hand.
This was one of the more horror/magical realism based images i visualized for Jordan.

#10 by Ben Mauro
https://www.artstation.com/benmauro
#18 by Ben Mauro
https://www.artstation.com/benmauro
 #31 by Ben Mauro
https://www.artstation.com/benmauro


#1 by Nick Foreman.
https://www.artstation.com/kilo_three

 #2 by Eddie Del Rio
https://www.artstation.com/kackey22

 #26 From Eddie Del Rio
https://www.artstation.com/kackey22
#4 by Dennis Chan
https://www.artstation.com/dennis_chan
 #25 by Dennis Chan
https://www.artstation.com/dennis_chan
#7 from Maciej Kuciara!
https://www.artstation.com/maciej
 #11 by Lap Pun Cheung
https://twitter.com/c780162

#14 by Lap Pun Cheung
https://twitter.com/c780162

 #12 by Jakub Rozalski
 https://twitter.com/mr_werewolf_art
 #5 by Jakub Rozalski
 https://twitter.com/mr_werewolf_art
 #9 by Joe Peterson
https://www.artstation.com/joepeterson
  #23 by Ignacio Lazcano


#15 by Nick Foreman.
https://www.artstation.com/kilo_three

#17 From Nick Foreman
https://www.artstation.com/kilo_three
 #8 by Ignacio Bazan Lazcano.
https://www.artstation.com/neisbeis
#27 from Joseph Cross and Nivanh Chanthara!
https://twitter.com/josephacross
https://twitter.com/NivanhChanthara
#29 from Jakub Rozalski