|My first idea for combat was to have Leah control plants. After working on it a little while I realized I hate this idea. It does not fit too well in a dream environment and it feels too complicated. I'm going to go for visually simpler idea.|
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Monday, February 27, 2012
I wanted to draw my own concept for a game. My goal is to find a nice middle ground between eastern and western art and design. I look to put my own spin on designs I like but feel have either been over or under used. What's become generic and what never gets fleshed out enough.
Since I'm only doing concept art I picked some games that I want to use a framework upon which I will design my concepts mechanics around. Just to get an idea of what i'm imagining I want the social aspects and character development of something like the persona RPG's. They have the freedom to pursue lengthy relationships with the people around you and place it in a more modern setting. I imagine the combat to be more akin to Kingdom Hearts where you control one main character but each world may have a character who fights along side you.
Here are some of my notes on the basic concept and possible plot lines. This will become more fleshed out as I go.
1. Family moves to new town and learns townspeople have control over dreams / some use it for evil and kill to protect their secret / use the dreams to subdue evil
2. Girl learns she can enter other peoples dreams/ dreams are corrupted or tainted and solves peoples problems in dreams/ confronts those behind dream corruption
Leah moves to a small town. Leah learns she can enter other townspeople’s dreams at night. The peoples dreams have become tainted and effect their real lives. Leah discovers she can help get rid of what taints peoples dreams. Some townspeople have the ability to control and live in dreams and essentially have a second life without sleep. (I guess it’s like that new show awake) Some of them use it to live out fantasies and relax, others to be more productive. A few have ulterior motives that may be the cause of the towns corruption.
1. Ability to jump into others mind/conscience.
2. See their true self (maybe)
3. Influence them - fight to correct what corrupts their dreams
4. Each person has their own world
|Some expressions for Lexi. Very upbeat and animated movements. Less realistic and a little more exaggerated to fit her bubbly personality.|
|Some sketches for her real life counterpart.|
|Even more. Still thinking about having some flannel but might use that for another character.|
|Color comps. I went with the red and orange. Bright colors that fit her sunny personality.|
|Some early sketches of Boris and the foot claw boots Lexi wears.|
|A concept from when I wanted the town to be very sunny and maybe by the ocean. I've changed the environment to be more cold and oppressive now so I don't think i'll finish this.|
|A little bit farther along.|
|A quick pose idea with Leah and Lexi that uses the silver and purple theme.|
|I might want Leah to be a little messy and her room should indicate that, plus it allows for more interesting environment quirks. A character trait that's visible in her environments.|
|Another idea that with mermaids. I would love to fit mermaids in here.|
|A possible weapon pose. Fists for up close fast combat. An agile weapon.|
|I like the bottom left the most. Silver and purple will be my overall color theme. It's simple and identifiable. I'm not sure about the pants yet. I want her to stand out so the colors need to be mostly unique to her.|
|Some mood thumbs. I want a cold oppressive town to contrast with the more fantasy environments of the dream worlds.|
|An Art Deco building.|
|Hand Castle. My favorite idea so far. All the architecture will be made from hands. I want a very organic living feel to offset the rigid stone feeling you usually get from castles.|
|Some town ideas. I want a lot of buildings that are built into cliffs with overgrown vegetation around them. A very mountain village feel with a hint of fantasy.|
|Some more town sketches.|
|Some house ideas.|
|More house ideas.|
|More houses in a forest like environment.|