Character Design

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The Underground Hermit
The Underground Hermit

Character design of a sci-fi hermit who lives in an alien world's underground cave system. His eyes and skin are adjusted to living underground for so long, yet this odd character distances himself from his clan and is scared of living his whole life in the dark (the reason he is carrying some sort of lantern with him at all times).

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Character turnaround sheet
Character turnaround sheet

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The Underground Hermit
The Underground Hermit

Character design of a sci-fi hermit who lives in an alien world's underground cave system. His eyes and skin are adjusted to living underground for so long, yet this odd character distances himself from his clan and is scared of living his whole life in the dark (the reason he is carrying some sort of lantern with him at all times).

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The High Sun Priestess of X'ia
The High Sun Priestess of X'ia

Character design of the Priestess of the Suns; based in a sci-fi world, influenced by ancient folk clothing including Northern African, Tibetan and Taiwanese folk cultures. The High Priestess is a young apprentice who needs to learn quickly to adapt to this severe lifestyle.

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Character turnaround sheet
Character turnaround sheet

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The High Sun Priestess of X'ia
The High Sun Priestess of X'ia

Character design of the Priestess of the Suns; based in a sci-fi world, influenced by ancient folk clothing including Northern African, Tibetan and Taiwanese folk cultures. The High Priestess is a young apprentice who needs to learn quickly to adapt to this severe lifestyle.

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Helia
Helia

One of the fiercest members of the team, meet Helia! She's an ancient being who can summon her Celestial Being (currently sporting an owl-like appearance) to help her with opening star-portals. Her silent bell makes people do whatever at her will, as she is some kind of hypnotist.

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Exploration & final artwork
Exploration & final artwork

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Character lineup
Character lineup

A lineup of some of my oldest characters who live in a magical world where teleportation is possible through star-portals.

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Helia
Helia

One of the fiercest members of the team, meet Helia! She's an ancient being who can summon her Celestial Being (currently sporting an owl-like appearance) to help her with opening star-portals. Her silent bell makes people do whatever at her will, as she is some kind of hypnotist.

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Elemental Guardian, copper
Elemental Guardian, copper

A character I designed for the character design challenge of june 2021; the prompt was "Elemental Guardian" and I chose the element of copper. In this I was inspired by the dendrite-esque shapes & oxidation proces.

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Exploration & final artwork
Exploration & final artwork

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Final variants & colour block-in
Final variants & colour block-in

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Elemental Guardian, copper
Elemental Guardian, copper

A character I designed for the character design challenge of june 2021; the prompt was "Elemental Guardian" and I chose the element of copper. In this I was inspired by the dendrite-esque shapes & oxidation proces.

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Chinese opera performer
Chinese opera performer

The mystical opera singer was mostly inspired by Southern Chinese opera costumes, and is a fierce woman who seduces everyone with her magical appearance & voice. This design was made in a character design workshop given by Veerle Zandstra, in which we were given a prompt we had to create a character out of.

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Exploration & final artwork
Exploration & final artwork

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Chinese opera performer
Chinese opera performer

The mystical opera singer was mostly inspired by Southern Chinese opera costumes, and is a fierce woman who seduces everyone with her magical appearance & voice. This design was made in a character design workshop given by Veerle Zandstra, in which we were given a prompt we had to create a character out of.

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Lokh-Whetu
Lokh-Whetu

A local shaman witch of the Ughnan region, who is able to -literally- bring stories to life through shadow puppetry. She purposely lives on the edge of the village since she's prone to accidentally setting demons free through her storytelling.

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Exploration & final artwork
Exploration & final artwork

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Reference sheet
Reference sheet

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Lokh-Whetu
Lokh-Whetu

A local shaman witch of the Ughnan region, who is able to -literally- bring stories to life through shadow puppetry. She purposely lives on the edge of the village since she's prone to accidentally setting demons free through her storytelling.

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Katsek
Katsek

A godlike creature starring in the short film "Woven Hearts" (june 2021), who hoards magical coins that indicate someone's years left to live.

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Exploration & final artwork
Exploration & final artwork

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Character lineup
Character lineup

The character lineup for the short film "Woven Hearts" (may 2021).

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Katsek
Katsek

A godlike creature starring in the short film "Woven Hearts" (june 2021), who hoards magical coins that indicate someone's years left to live.

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Kina
Kina

The protagonist in the short film "Woven Hearts" (june 2021), who undertakes a dangerous journey to save her sister.

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Exploration & final artwork
Exploration & final artwork

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Character lineup
Character lineup

The character lineup for the short film "Woven Hearts" (june 2021).

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Kina
Kina

The protagonist in the short film "Woven Hearts" (june 2021), who undertakes a dangerous journey to save her sister.

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Ylvä
Ylvä

A selkie mother looking after her human son who's learning to live with his mother's magical appearance. Their clothing designs are inspired by the Tundra Nenets people.

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Exploration & final artwork
Exploration & final artwork

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Ylvä
Ylvä

A selkie mother looking after her human son who's learning to live with his mother's magical appearance. Their clothing designs are inspired by the Tundra Nenets people.

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Ulga
Ulga

A charming cavewoman ready to smash some heads.

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Exploration & final artwork
Exploration & final artwork

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Ulga
Ulga

A charming cavewoman ready to smash some heads.

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Muirghael
Muirghael

Muirghael is a selkie woman who lost her magic seal fur to poachers who left her alone for dead. Her human body was terribly wounded in the process, and with the help of her friend's magic she's able to retrieve other people's bodyparts to use as her own so she can properly navigate the land in search of revenge. This character was designed for my game project "Muirghael's Tale" (november 2020).

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Exploration & final artwork
Exploration & final artwork

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Clothing designs
Clothing designs

A couple of coloured clothing designs for Muirghael, inspired by early Celtic clothing from the German region.

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Muirghael
Muirghael

Muirghael is a selkie woman who lost her magic seal fur to poachers who left her alone for dead. Her human body was terribly wounded in the process, and with the help of her friend's magic she's able to retrieve other people's bodyparts to use as her own so she can properly navigate the land in search of revenge. This character was designed for my game project "Muirghael's Tale" (november 2020).

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