Fugata, alternatively titled The Hermit Project, is a visual development story set in Tang dynasty China. The viewer follows the life of famous ex-opera singer Shui-an, who turned mute out of anxiety. One faithful night she ran out of the palace and fled into the nearby woods, not wanting to be kept as a bird in a gilded cage no more. Here Shui-an learns to find her voice again with the help of a magical songtrush bird.
This project was developed during my Master in Visual Development at IDEA Academy.
To find out more about the character design process, please visit my Character Design page.