Monday, 29 December 2014

Character: Definitive Fenix / Spirit Design

Definitive Fenix / Spirit Design

Finessed the outline of Fenix and Spirit. 
Cleaned up the line art, added the other arm into view and refined colour.


Facial Expression Sheet
Action Shot(s) // Concept Art

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Character: Fenix's Weapon(s)

Fenix's Weapon(s)
Getting Places!

Spirit is Fenix's main weapon to get over obstacles, see through walls and empower her weapon. Yet I felt it was important to design her staff as this is a part of her design. I prefer the greener outfit out of the two. Any suggestions?

As the staff for Fenix isn't nessessarily her 'main weapon', I decided to explore how her weapon may look. Spirit would bind itself to the staff sometimes, so I thought that possibly having numbers (2), (4) and (6) could work with that concept.

Character: Spirit - Colour Comps

Spirit & Colour Comps
Feedback Welcome!

As a companion for my hero Fenix, she will be accompanied by 'Nature' in 'her/his/it's' spiritual form. It will be a guide and friend; and will be the aid that Fenix needs to complete tasks ahead. I looked through Adobe Kuler's wide range of colours to pick out a scheme that could work for this character. The look of this character came from the idea of evolution and how a fish such as small tropical eel's are seen as majestic, beautiful and spiritual.

My Favourite design is number (1).

I personally prefer the panels that include blues, faded whites and contrasting colours.

Saturday, 27 December 2014

@Justin Character: Villain Vox Update

Vox Update
Feedback Please!

After refining Fenix, I decided to work on my second character as he also needed some attention (and a new name!) After speaking with Justin on the last character class, the previous design's bottom half would not support the upper half of the character if it was real. Therefore I have gone over previous sketches and come up with a more refined design.

I came up with the new and improved name for this character as 'Red Eye' wasn't doing him justice. So therefore I looked at his structure - I thought 'Boxy' - so Vox came to mind.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Character: Fenix Colours

Fenix Colours
Feedback Please!

After refining the line art for my redesigned main character Fenix, I decided to explore potential ideas for her clothing. I prefer numbers (1) and (4).

Factory Colours

I wanted some colours on her outfit to come from the world she lives in. So after finding a run down factory photo off Google, I used these colours as the foundation to base them upon.

  • Green is the color of balance and growth. It can mean both self-reliance as a positive and possessiveness as a negative, among many other meanings. 

  • Blue is the color of trust and peace. It can suggest loyalty and integrity as well as conservatism and frigidity. 

  • Black is the color of the hidden, the secretive and the unknown, creating an air of mystery. It keeps things bottled up inside, hidden from the world.

  • Orange is the color of social communication and optimism. From a negative color meaning it is also a sign of pessimism and superficiality.

  • Red is the color of energy, passion, action, ambition and determination. It is also the color of anger and sexual passion.

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Character: Improved Game Foundation & Character


"A corrupt world in demand of new technology and power..."

Anthropomorphic Character

As I progressed through my designs, I thought that my characters - individually - were not as strong. However, after a refined story, I believe that combining my designs into one incredibly strong and unique character would work best.

Hero: Fenix
Age: 12
Mouse or Badger
Blind - Staff

Spirit of Mother Nature

Villain: Red Eye
Age: Unknown

The Back Story

The game would be set in a world of 'Industrial Technology' in search of new resources and power, lead by a mechanically enhanced villain. During this time, children from as young as the age 6 were ordered to work and serve the government, with many being killed that were unable to do so. During the reaping, many parents tried to flee the city to save their children, but many were gunned down or captured. One mother made it to the forest, where she left her little girl to escape. Venturing deeper into the forest, away from the city; the blind little girl with only but a staff as her guide was stopped in her path by a glowing orb - whispering to her. As she ventured closer, the orb came to life - mother nature had answered - awakened to her call. She led the young girl to safety and spoke of a future, a legacy of a child leading the tide against the revolution; a fight for freedom, equality and the beauty of nature - who's blindness would be her strength, not a weakness - but something special.

Video Game: Play-Style

The perspective will be in third person. Stealthy, infiltration based game.

Missions would relate to sabotaging the villains inventions/ sneaking into factories and stealing parts/ equipment/ plans etc. Knocking out "guards" - open world to do optional missions to help out others. Special ability to see through walls and find objects difficult to see when she hits the ground with her staff. Mother Nature companion would be a guide/ advisor and guru to aid through missions.

Stealth/Hiding, Skill, Violence & Memory


Recent designs for my new main character - both 'Miss B' and the old 'Fenix the Fox' designs where combined. I decided to keep the same name as its quite rememberable.

Friday, 19 December 2014

Character: Spirit Ideas

Spirit Ideas
Feedback Welcome!

To accompany my heroes throughout the game will be the 'spirit' they befriended, (mother nature) that warned them of the dangers ahead and the current future. She would curl up into a ball whenever combat would occur and sit inside the clothing of the heroes. She would be majestic, spiritual, but quite the comedian. Aiding/advising the heroes. These are 3 rough ideas I came up with so far.

(1) A globule - forever changing shape
(2) A 'big eared' character - reminiscent of the hero 'Fenix'
(3) Serpent-like/Fish-like and majestic

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Character: 'Miss B' Change of Gender? Ideas

Refining Miss B & Ideas
Feedback Welcome!

While progressing through the designs for 'Miss B' - I decided to explore the male version of this character, which now I prefer compared to the female version. The weapon is still yet to be designed, but I'm fairly happy with this outcome. Any thoughts?

The Rough Idea

'Miss B' was designed fairly early and was quite strong from the beginning. Therefore I decided to go over and refine (again) her initial outline while also thing of the placement of light and dark colours of her outfit. Her weapon is still yet to be designed and combined with her final outline.

Character: Fenix's Outfit

Fenix's Outfit Idea
Feedback Welcome!

For my own understanding, I wanted Fenix's outfit to actually have some sort of meaning and reason behind him wearing it. (Considering my game is involving children from the Industrial Revolution) So I underlined key points for his outfit.

To do list:

Weapon Design(s)
Final Line Art Design with Weapon
Colour Comps
Character Expression Sheet
Action Poses/Concept Art

Fenix's Body Update

After many, many thoughts about the style and approach to my characters, I looked back to the roots of my three cards - Crime, Age & Revolution - and decide to use and creatively show 'Age' better within my characters. So Fenix has dramatically changed (to me) and thereby looks younger than in previous sketches.

Before this new approach there was some rough ideas for his clothing. I decided to reposition the 'poncho' like outfit towards to the shoulder, allowing for more designs for the front.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Character: Fenix's Initial Hood Development

Initial Hood Development
Feedback Welcome!

From these designs I prefer numbers (1), (3) and (6).

My favourite outlines of these hood designs are numbers (2), (5) and (8).

Monday, 1 December 2014

Character: Thinking Ahead - Trailer Music

Thinking Ahead - Trailer Music

Four of some of my favorite sound tracks I believe could evoke strong imagery for my trailer I aim to create as an extra for the character project. Each song signifies not just by name, but by sound to what my game is about - Purity - Nature Vs. Technology - 'The Rise'. After getting the words ''Go for it!'' from Phil, I am even more excited for this to become reality.

Character: Development

Hero (1): Fenix Development

This is some development so far on Fenix the Fox. I've just had a quick look into colouring, but my favorites are orange and blue, yet much more development will be needed. Also his weapon will need designing. Feedback appreciated!

Villain: Red Eye?

Not much further development has happened to Red Eye, as I feel he isn't as strong design wise. I've refined the rough outline though to make his appearance clearer. Any suggestions?

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Narrative: Adding the Shoulders

Adding the Shoulders

Livi discussed how she had lost the shoulders a while ago when her scene crashed. So I added in some shoulders again, making sure they appear spider-like.

Narrative: Combining the Head & Body - Complete!

Combining the Head & Body - Complete!

After combining the limbs to the body, the head was where things became more difficult due to the body lacking geometry to fit with the head. So Alan showed me that if you combine vertices by three and delete the previous middle edge, you will end up with a four sided shape, however obviously is not the best way to do things.

Narrative: Refining Finger Tips & Nails

Refining Finger Tips & Nails

After receiving the body model, some issues came about. I had to change the finger tips of the model and add grooves for the finger nails to be slotted in.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Character: Game Name & Logo Designs

Game Name & Logo Designs


The 'Rise of Revolution' would be shown everywhere in the game, as this logo would be the games logo and the heroes symbol for freedom and nature; but mainly as their mark left behind by them before they escape into the shadows. It would be seen on the main characters face (Fenix) as like a paint mark over his eye. Although not currently sure which eye just yet.

Character Design Class (07)

Board Game/ Card Game Design & Game Start Page Ideas
Dragons Lair

Game Start Page

Narrative: Headdress Modeling 02

Headdress Modeling 02

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Character: Hero (2) Fenix Dev & Head Sketches

Fenix Development & Head Sketches

Developing Fenix the Fox using the flat images I created and taking it into a more interesting pose to vary the clothing and design for his head. This is something I will use and develop further for the rest of my characters.

Narrative: Miss Andry Head Sculpting Finished

Miss Andry Head Sculpting Finished
Nose, Throat, Eyes and Ear

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Character: Hero (1) Little B. Refined Outline

Little B. Refined Outline Design

This is the refined drawing of Little B before more minor refinements take place, along with colour comps, a detailed concept art piece/turnaround and her weapon design. However, I am still unsure if I should make the villain my second character or another hero, as I'm still not 100% about the Villains design.