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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”

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”

sketches and watercolour floating island platform game concept levels composite

Coloured Early Concepts for Floating Islands and Organic Hand Drawn Platforms

A start with a basic five-colour palette to keep an overall natural, warm feel to these levels. The fifth colour is the Dark Blue which is indicating the water pool. Continue reading “Coloured Early Concepts for Floating Islands and Organic Hand Drawn Platforms”

Castle house stones island-hovering with underwater plants

Castle house stones island-hovering with underwater plants

Castle-like tower and thatched house on tree-trunk platforms on a grassy outcrop. A small, deep pond is either side with various ideas for underwater plants. Simple, quick concept sketch for a hand drawn platform game environment. Continue reading “Castle house stones island-hovering with underwater plants”

Curly house village smokey chimneys platform game design sketch

Curly house village smokey chimneys platform game design sketch

Pencil drawn concept sketch for part of a hand drawn platform game environment. This depicts seven small, unusual houses with mysterious smoke winding it’s way into the sky. Twisted trees and grassy platforms support and provide a ground for the bumpy platforms. Continue reading “Curly house village smokey chimneys platform game design sketch”

Drawing Quirky Wooden Houses on Stilts Grassy Platform Level Design

Grassy Platform Level Design Drawings with Quirky Wooden Houses

Drawing of a larger and small quirky wooden house with thatched roofs. The grassy, earthy ground has wooden stilts propping up the different platform levels in this environment concept design. Continue reading “Grassy Platform Level Design Drawings with Quirky Wooden Houses”