the online ramblings of a generally confused game designer

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Hoodies are really hard to draw!

had a well earnt lie in this morning, ate two bagels and sat down with a sketchbook. My goal was to work on the concept for the main character in the diorama project.. here's my dev diary for today

Dev Diary: Day 12 - 18/02/2006
The difficulty of drawing hoodies

This morning was spent trying to develop the main character concept. I'd got a pretty good idea of what I wanted to do based on a conversation with Jules last week, based around an image he had found. The picture showed a protestor squaring off against a riot police officer. He wore a hoodie which hid much of his form, and gave him mystery. He had a horrible tuft of hair on his chin and a perpetual scowl. Me and Jules felt that we had found our character.

A key consideration was bringing him into the game in a visual and textural sense. This first draft features the white paint lines of the priests who the character follows, but applied in a haphazard way which emphasizes his aggresive and dissilusioned character. I've done away with the bag in this version, as I felt it would obscure his form, but this is open to debate with my team.

Here is a picture of where i'm at so far


i really hate the fingers on the guy's right hand :)

right.. thats me done for now.. I gotta go get ready for work

6 Comments:

Blogger pruvaloo said...

Ok random comment from stranger time...just stumbled across your blog, and im gonna bookmark it. im interested in how your games gonna go - im currently in a team modding the Source engine for a uni project too, so im gonna be interested to keep an eye on your progress :)

7:33 pm

 
Anonymous Catherine said...

So in the game they only have 3 fingers and a thumb?

7:47 pm

 
Blogger mike said...

cool pruvaloo... i will visit your blog too.. and catherine, no, i'm just an excessively lazy character designer :)

1:34 am

 
Blogger gnome said...

Perhaps.... But then again you could have bothered with an extra finger.. Or a nude lady...
Anyway, love the concept art so far...

Cheers

9:21 am

 
Blogger mike said...

lol.. all future concept art will feature the correct number of fingers, thumbs and toes :)

7:04 pm

 
Blogger Tom said...

Hi Mike.. I was just checking out your bio and blog here. You do some nice work. Gamers always do well with concepts and design. Interesting blog. :-)

7:30 pm

 

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