Nicole Cortese
Moon Dragon

Thesis

Element.

My thesis film Element, is about the four elements portrayed as dragons. I'm focusing on modeling and visuals in this film rather than story and animation. I have always been fascinated with dragons. I think they are beautiful & powerful beings that can represent the four elements as supernatural & godlike creatures. 

This is my thesis film I have created at the School of Visual Arts. I have learned a lot from this experience as an artist and person and I am grateful for all the support I received from professors, family, & friends. I focused on modeling, texturing, and lighting and was able to form my own video game like art style. 


 Earth Dragon concept art by Nicole Cortese

Earth Dragon concept art by Nicole Cortese


 Fire Dragon concept art by Nicole Cortese

Fire Dragon concept art by Nicole Cortese


 Water Dragon concept art by Nicole Cortese

Water Dragon concept art by Nicole Cortese


 Air Dragon concept art by Nicole Cortese

Air Dragon concept art by Nicole Cortese