Hi my name’s Thomas Luca. Located in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, United States. I am a Writer, Production Designer, Special Makeup & Creature Effects Artist that specializes painting or detailing sculpts, maquettes, masks, and props, etc with an airbrush for film & television and haunted amusement parks. Some knowledge of Modelmaking, Matte painting and Concept art.
Loves Reading, Pulp Fiction (genre), Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, Movies, All kinds of Food, Stories, Illustration and Fine Art
I’m inspired by George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Dennis Muren, Phil Tippett, John Dykstra, Douglas Trumbull, Ken Ralston, Steve Gawley, Lorne Peterson, Paul Huston, Joe Johnston, Erik Tiemans, ILM, Harley Brown, Vincent Di Fate, Bob Eggleton, John Berkey, Frank Frazetta, Basil Gogos, Ralph McQuarrie, Syd Mead, Doug Chiang, Ryan Church, Frank kelly Freas, Dave Stevens, George Pal, Ralph Bakshi, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s films, their artwork & posters, Gil Elvgren, James Bama, Ed ‘Big Daddy’ Roth, as well as countless others.
Some hobbies of mine are collecting art books, comics, graphic novels, paperback novels, toys, figures and maquette’s, I enjoy reading FILMFAX Plus, Rue Morgue, Horrorhound, ImagineFX, DRAW!, Traditional Rod and Kulture, OL’SKOOL RODZ, Rebel Rodz, HOT ROD DELUXE and STREET RODZ MILESTONES. I love watching all kinds of movies from Science Fiction to Horror to Westerns to Classic Monster Movies and everything in between. Having a blast at Chiller Theatre, Monster Mania Con, Horror and Sci-Fi Conventions, WonderFest and Comic Cons and Film Festivals all over.
Specialties: Illustration, oil or acrylic Painting, Digital painting, Book covers, Matte Painting, Concept art, Screenwriting, Storyboards, Title design, Movie poster design, Latex, Foam latex and Silicone Mask Painting creature effects with a Paasche airbrush and sable brushes, Maquettes, Sculpture, Models, Miniatures and Optical Effects, Photography
Software: Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro, Soundbooth, FCP, Corel Painter, Maya, Microsoft Word, Final Draft, Movie Magic Screenwriter
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