Character design work done for End The Pretender, a project in progress. I worked to bring out some clear visual distinctions for each character through facial expression, poses, and fashion choices. Variety was key early on, as I explored different possibilities with each individual based on some high level defining details.
The Shattered Plains
The Shattered Plains is largely inspired by Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Archive series of novels, and the ongoing plight of one of its main characters; faced with war, death, and his own helplessness.
I wanted to challenge myself. This project did just that, allowing me to figure my way through sculpting, retopology, and PBR texturing. By the time that I was through with it, I had made a lot of mistakes, and sorted out a clearer workflow.
Along with the mistakes were some successes. I had started off the project with a simple sketch of what I wanted to do. Through many iterations, from creating rough shapes to swapping out different lighting set ups, I managed to come out the other end with a scene that's well in line with the original vision.
Never hurts to get some practice in. Whenever I can, I try to put some time into my sketchbook. In my mind, not every sketch is ready for the big screen, but here's a look at a few choice pages.
Adrift Not Alone
A client commissioned a painting to showcase in their apartment. I was more than happy to oblige- especially once they told me what they were after: a dire situation upon the high seas.
After some initial sketches, we were off to the races. The painting was printed out by a dedicated local print shop, and delivered to a happy client to pair with a bottle of Kraken Black Spiced Rum.