Friday, 31 May 2013

Revisiting Atka 2

Trying a mixture of the markings as suggested from feedback. Hopefully the eyes are less stare-y...

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Inspiration for action shots

Just looking at different stills from games to give me an idea on how to tackle designing my own shots as to know how much to model for the camera.

Revisiting Atka first attempt

First attempts at trying to add some more wolf-like markings to Atka's face. I'm going to move on and create some designs for the shots of Amarok interacting within the crystal cavern game environment.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

New Designers Checklist

Here is my checklist that I will be working towards in order to ready my work for New Designers -

  • Revisit Atka's design and develop the look of his face.
  • Create animated running and jumping sequences of Amarok 
  • Create the crystal ice cavern environment for 'in-game' action stills of Amarok (Bullet-time-esque camera pans) to make sure that this project is read by viewers as a game. 
  • Work out the action shots and then recreate them in 3D
  • If timescale allows attempt to create a transformation sequence (Would first have to be conceived as a 2D animatic sequence then created in Maya and After Effects.
  • Revisit the making of document of the project and improve ready for publishing.
  • Design business cards to hand out.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Turnaround first draft

No titles and credits yet will add them but just putting together the turnarounds for now

Music - Chasing the wind by SilverPoyozo 


Here's some attempts at the branding of my work.

Poster 1

Poster 2
Game CD artwork
Game Cover sleeve artwork

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Art of book sample pages

Working on the Art of book at the moment and was just after some feedback on the initial layout I have produced I've only done these pages so far as I don't want to get though to much to then change up a lot of it.

Saturday, 4 May 2013


Turnaround test renders

Test renders of both characters for the turnarounds. 

Update on logo (added ambient occlusion material to textures) 

And finally initial thoughts on Music to accompany turnaround reel

Feedback is most welcome :D

Friday, 3 May 2013

Working with lighting the scene

Alan helped me with the lighting within the scene and it's looking much better than it was :) some more tweaking and I will start to sort out the turnarounds for the characters individually and the characters within this scene!

Playing around with the logo some more (UPDATED)

Rounding off the geometry of the text making the logo a bit more puffy.

The bottom two I have changed the 'of the' part of the text to white to distinguish it a bit more from the blue crystals.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Amarok and Atka rigged

Both characters are now rigged and ready to be placed in the environment. I can now begin to finalise the lighting in the environment with the characters I'm really pleased with how it has gone. Also I can start putting together the art of and other branding content together!