Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Sketchmess!

The only possibility I've had over the last two months to do some digital personal work was during lunch and after-hours at work. In between the dragons, sirens and knights I still have enough energy to whip out some sketches that hopefully one day will get some polish and can be called finished.
The dwarf was a brain-fart, something about it being more logical for them to have spears or halberds instead of axes. That way they can keep some distance between their taller enemies.
The other two are for a game idea of a melee sci-fi game that based on the idea that force fields only block fast projectiles therefore melee becomes relevant in modern warfare again... okay, anyway it's Halo with swords and hammers, happy?
I can wait to have a decent set-up at home again so I can spend some more time on these. Have a great holiday and see you in 2013!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Fantasy Style Test

This is something I've been reluctant to share since I'm not sure about the style and design yet. For a while now I've been wondering why there's so little progress and evolution in the fantasy art designs. It's like we have set the rules and now you have to keep to it. Like the common image of a dwarf is with an axe but wouldn't it make more sense if they had spears instead? And why don't elves have beards? Maybe I've spent to much time in the world of Tolkien and there are fantasy stories that do defy the status-quo. Anyway, here's my attempt to give Strider/Aragon a new look. More to follow.