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!

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Key story moment sketch.

Key story moment sketch.

Key story moment sketch.

Key story moment sketch.

Key story moment sketch.

Key story moment sketch.

Key story moment sketch.

Key story moment sketch.

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.

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.