Youtube Thumbnail Green Man Drawing in PhotoShop

Initial concept work for a Green Man giant made of trees

There are many variations and interpretations of the ‘Green Man’ symbol, mostly characterised as a mans head or skull with plants and other vegetation sprouting in and out of the eye sockets, mouth, nostrils and ears. The Green Man is generally considered a representation of the cycle of life or rebirth of nature when spring time comes around. Continue reading “Initial concept work for a Green Man giant made of trees”

Ladders ledges rocks and grass floating island colour

Floating islands – Speed sketching indie game environment concept art

Here is another of our 16x sped up videos of a floating island being created. This pencil sketch is filmed from start to finish showing concept art for part of our platform game environment. Continue reading “Floating islands – Speed sketching indie game environment concept art”

Rocky outcrops island with thatched stone buildings

Rocky outcrops, boulders, and two thatched stone buildings

Here’s our most recent environment and buildings concept artwork for a floating island as part of the design phase of the hand drawn platform game we are making. We streamed this from start to finish on our Twitch channel, (you can catch up here with past broadcasts), and have uploaded the 16x speeded up drawings to our YouTube channel. The creative juices are flowing fast 🙂 Continue reading “Rocky outcrops, boulders, and two thatched stone buildings”

Cropped selection of environment concept art for 2D game platforms

Early pencil drawn concept sketches gallery

Here are a selection of our concept sketches and drawings for platform game levels, environments, buildings, plants and other objects that are forming the art direction of an upcoming cross-platform adventure game featuring hand drawn graphics and animation with digital watercolour style paint. Continue reading “Early pencil drawn concept sketches gallery”

Grass and tree platforms with curly bottom roots

Layered grassy mounds on a floating island with bobbly base tendrils

Game level ideas sketched out for varying layered mounds of blocks, (retro Super Mario style), and a tree which spears through a wedge of grassy platform. Also another concept for a foreground and also silhouetted background building. New style drawing test for the bottom of the floating island, with bobbly tentacle-like tendrils. Continue reading “Layered grassy mounds on a floating island with bobbly base tendrils”

Biro tree semi colour platforms grass

Rapid concept sketches: Platforms, trees, buildings and organic environments

Here are a few very rough concept sketches for organic platforms for inclusion in the artwork for a 2d platformer-style game. Quite often we do a bunch of these and pick out some good or new ideas to work them up into a slightly more finished sketch. Continue reading “Rapid concept sketches: Platforms, trees, buildings and organic environments”

Trees and branches holding platforms with a wide thatched house

Twisting, intertwining trees form gnarly platforms with a thatched house

Concept for a thatched house on top of lots of intertwining branches and trunks of gnarled trees. All growing out of a floating environment block made of rocks and dirt. Continue reading “Twisting, intertwining trees form gnarly platforms with a thatched house”

Houses and miniature Arabic village on grassy rock platform

Detail sketch floating island with various buildings

Conceptual design sketching for different kinds of buildings and cave-like mini tunnels on top of a floating island. Different kinds of smoke suggest that these places are inhabited by unseen creatures or people. Continue reading “Detail sketch floating island with various buildings”

Floating Island Pencil Drawing with Rope Bridge and Wooden House

Floating Islands Pencil Sketch with a Rope Bridge and Thatched House

The floating island platforms in this concept sketch are some initial ideas for various terrain blocks that sit underneath the main platforms that game characters run along in this hand drawn platform game environment. Continue reading “Floating Islands Pencil Sketch with a Rope Bridge and Thatched House”

Watercolour Wooden House with a Stripy Fire on a Grass Hilltop

Concept sketch with digital watercolour painted layers. Ideas for simple earthy colour palette. Part of a series of ideas for a hand drawn platform game. Continue reading “Watercolour Wooden House with a Stripy Fire on a Grass Hilltop”