Character & Prop design

Similar to the earlier 3D post, I present you some more Game Art tasks we’ve done so far.

  • Character Design
  • Prop Design
  • Grayscale Studies

This character design was more of an inbetween task. There had been a small misunderstanding between two of our teachers. The original task was to design a horror character, which could later be used for our 3D modelling class, but this is something we’ve already done the previous year. So instead, our Game Art teacher opened a random generator and the result we got was to draw “an old, bold man in prison who has several regrets” (something along those lines).

We each started out with several small sketches until we decided on which one to continue. Although there were some other designs I quite enjoyed, I eventually decided  to work on this one. We needed to draw out the 3/4 view (in flat colors) as well as side & front view. I realize the character sheet isn’t really drawn in the proper method (hands in front of his body block part of the view), which is a honest mistake on my part, but I won’t be using this character for our 3D class, so in this case it’s fine. Even if I did, the body and colors aren’t really that complicated, so free-styling a bit wouldn’t have been much of a problem either. It’s definitely not suggested if you go for more ‘unnatural’ proportions or fantasy creatures etc though.

The prop design speaks for itself: Design several props (4) that fit into your setting*.

*In the beginning of the year each of us chose a certain setting to work with. Mine was (not going into details) a sort of old age, fantasy type setting. I definitely enjoyed this task. I usually draw humans / characters, so doing something else for a change can be quite relieving and refreshing in its own way. My first idea was to draw some weapons, but it was suggested to try make more ‘normal, daily use’ objects, instead of immediately jumping to stereotypical things everyone draws. These are the 4 designs I eventually came up with.  (The task was to work in grayscale + one of them colored).

Neckklace, Potion/Herb shop Closet, Chair, Grave

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To finish this post, here are some small grayscale studies. These were mostly made to let us pay attention to different lightning, shadows, contrasts, lines etc… of immediately jumping into color.

Webcomic

Ah also, for those interested: I’ve decided to try out making a webcomic. So far there’s not that much to see really, but feel free to take a look;

http://tapastic.com/series/Lost-Orb

I usually update on Mondays (as long as I have pages). The first chapter is done and being uploaded 2 pages / week. After that I’ll need some time to continue working on the next chapter, but I can’t make any big promises about fast updates, as my schoolwork takes priority.

“In a world divided by ‘Angels’ and humans follow Owen, a young ability user, and his group of friends whilst they search for a powerful Angel named ‘Céline’. Easier said than done, as they also have to fight against strange creatures that appear out of the blue and discover the secrets hidden in their world.”

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