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!