Game art assignment - character and environment thumbnails!

In September, I started studying Game Art at the Game Assembly in Malmö. Still making comics though and I trust both media will gain from eachother!

This week we've been working with thumbnails, how to produce a large variation of them in a short time and choosing the ones with the most potential (or least, to challenge ourselves) to render into finished characters. Then doing the same for the environment, and placing the finished characters in it! It's been alot of fun and I'm going to continue with this workflow when coming up with characters for comics aswell.

If you want to give it a go, I recommend checking out this short video! It gave me a lot of useful tips that helped me get started.

Main character thumbails

Choosing five that I like and rendering them in five different versions...

Main character pet/companion thumbails

Further rendering the main character with his goose pet companion. Lord-knight Commander Calvert and Duck, the goose!

Moving on to environment thumbnails!

These were the most promising, I think.

Rural environment, the knight's childhood goose farm...

And then the urban environment, home of the aliens that destroyed the goose farm... Well, Calvert and Duck are going to destroy them right back!

And finish with a game/movie poster!


Skurk the Villain

Another one inspired by Justin Sweet's work process. Also constantly inspired by super cool concept arty party friends! Anton Sander, Patrik Antonescu, Esbjörn Nord, Felix Lindahl among them.


(Page 7) Wayfar - Chapter 3: Home Sweet Plan

"Chief Jr.": Gene Vincent Heidling
"Olovskjipol Redmalmatov": Olov Redmalm
"Fernando": Emil Biltmark
"Olek": Alek Kalabakov
"Sven II": Efraim Ramsén
"Kampfrau": Emelie Sandström
"Big Mü": Anna Werle
"Jarimm the Foervraenger": Mirjam Löfgren
"Slander": Dennis Lundberg
"Jake the Snake": Jakob Lundkvist
"Cale Shadowhat": Calle Krantz
"Nikolaj": Jonathan Blund

Other characters lurking out of view:
"Lordslayer": Fredrik Svensson
"Gust": Gustav Eriksson
"Lieutenant Krea": Mirelle Eriksson
"Anne Boil Lynch": Anna Landin
"Grinn the Gamer": Kalle Landegren
"Hannuman": Erik Lundkvist
"Billy Patchwork": Elena Serrander

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