Today we bring you a different peek into art we’ve done for Book of Zhu, a visual novel placed in a setting heavily based on martial arts fantasy. A glimpse of some steps of an event image of Ing Rao in the Palace’s Kitchen.
We posted Ing Rao in her chef’s outfit previously and she has one of the best quotes that can be applied to mostly anything to keep your motivation going. It goes like this:
“We’ve all got different Mak Ti, for you it’s fighting for me it’s cooking. What matters is that we both put our soul into whatever we do!”
We’ll take Ing Rao’s wise words and keep doing what we do, invigorated! She could think about a side job as being a motivational coach and we would register in a flash. But first, members discount maybe?
It’s time to share a design of a race with dragon ancestry that we’ve made for Book of Zhu. What it means is that we got to play around to create a hybrid creature, making it mainly Zhuni (human features) with Zhu Dragon characteristics.
There were several features that we looked forward to adopt as the Dragons themselves are majestic creatures with visible mana bursting through their scales since they create mana and chi in their own mana furnace and also their wings are covered in tiny scales that make them extremely tough.
As hybrids it seemed interesting for us to keep the mana bursts in several points, specially as a feature that would add impact in a fight, a punch or kick fuelled by an extra power to land it! We would think twice before stepping on their toes…
Here’s another character we did for Book of Zhu, today is Ing Rao’s turn in her Chef Outfit for when she moves to the Palace.
Not only is she prepared to fight whatever might come her way, she will also cook amazing things for you – we can totally vouch for Ing Rao’s cooking skills since she was hired to be a royal chef, so… Yeah. There’s only so much that connections can do, and if she’s keeping that position, we’re sure that she must be doing a great job!
Art concept for “Street Fighter Tales” (click on the pictures to see them fullsize)
From 2016 to 2018 we worked with Action X Team on the project “Street Fighter Tales” and since its inspired in a videogame series that had been very present in our lives, we were thrilled when asked to do concept art and give it a slight twist in accordance to the script delivered.
We love to concept and in this case we had the extra challenge of thinking of the actor/actress/karateka that would fill the role. It was the first time we had that extra human factor while doing these concepts and having to make outfits that allowed a wide range of movements a.k.a. fighting action scenes not only for the camera but also for live action at events and stage shows!
From character sheets, to storyboard sequences and background images for live audiovisual interactive stage performances, we were thrilled to work on several steps of the process and areas that were completely new to us.
We had a blast and it was a specially rewarding feeling to see clothes come to life from our concepts (a sample is shown on the pictures) with the added responsibility to try and be loyal to the original characters.
★We hope you enjoyed it as well and as always, stay inspired★