Deco - Characters and Creatures

I was given the great opportunity to explore some villains, basic creature forms for rigs, and play around with the cast for some key shots. All great fun!

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A personal piece to practice the stylization Dave Phillips had defined.

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Laying down values and painting over in overlay was a slightly different method for me, but I found it to be much better than what I had been doing before.

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Goon thumbnails. Their overall flavor was still being explored, so there was a lot of freedom to go down different avenues.

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We wanted to maximize the monster rigs by fitting each with a basic body shape. This was a general exploration of different baselines that explored which would offer the most bang for buck. The weirder ones were nixed early on.

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After general explorations, I had the chance to push proportions to see where different rigs would break.

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Hulking bipeds straddled the decision between walking upright like a human or on all fours like an ape.

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Inverted bipeds similarly posed the decision between forward sitting like a T-rex or upright like a typical minotaur.

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Birds eventually sat evenly between the a typical bird and inverted biped dino. Doing explorations I could really see anatomical relationships across varied species.

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Key story moment sketch.

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Key story moment sketch.

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Key story moment sketch.

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Key story moment sketch.

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A quick 'n' dirty storyboard for opening a temple door. I overdid it a little with the process and eventually the entire scene was reduced to a quip between characters and simple key insertion.