Conscious Mind – Worker Enemy

I am free to show some concepts I did for the upcoming “Conscious Mind” horror game from Moonville Entertainment.

Here is the process behind the concept of one of the enemies, the worker. It had to look like a human factory worker from behind but with a twisted face in the front.

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Final approved concept

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First I started with the face, going wild with the designs. The client liked numbers 2, 4 and 6

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Based on the previous ones the client liked, I did more versions. Number 7 was approved

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I then went for the body and clothes, trying some variation

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The client liked the overalls and vests, so I did more versions

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Deciding on the overalls, I did more iterations. The final chosen one is number 11

Iemanjá/Yemoja

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Hi everyone,

Here is a new work I did.
This is Iemanjá/Yemoja, one of the main orishas of the afro-brazilian and yoruba religions. I wanted to show a different version of her, inspired by the shapes and powers of the sea. I did this image for the wonderful “Contos de Òrun Àiyé”, a comic book project by Hugo Canuto. More details about it here (portuguese only).

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I did a good research, learning some important aspects of her: she is a mother, queen of the sea, sometimes called and depicted as a mermaid. Symbols: the waning moon, starfish, waves, pearls.

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I ended up with the mermaid version, since in my opinion it was more primal and symbolic and had a good balance between power and beauty with a unique shape and silhouette.

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The final design is made to enhance the mother characteristics: big belly and breasts, the body paint of the womb (she gave birth to almost all deities). You can see my exploration and final design of the fan/mirror.

And here is a little making of.

Books 2016

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These are all the books I finished in 2016. Most about Brazil, one way or another.

Deuses de Dois Mundos – O Livro do Silêncio – PJ Pereira
Deuses de Dois Mundos – O Livro da Traição – PJ Pereira
Deuses de Dois Mundos – O Livro da Morte – PJ Pereira
Tesouros, Fantasmas e Lendas de Ouro Preto – Angela Leite Xavier
Lendas Gaúchas – org. Pedro Haase Filho
África e Brasil Africano – Marina de Mello e Souza
Povos Indígenas no Brasil Mirim – Instituto Socioambiental
Nossas Lendas (1951) – Nair Starling
Maldito Sertão – Márcio Benjamin
Night Shift – Stephen King
Fahrenheit 451 – Ray Bradbury
Galicia – A casa da árvore – Marsal Alves Branco
Mapinguary o dono dos ossos: contos indígenas de assombração – Yaguarê Yamã

Potira and Mapinguari

Hi everyone,

Here is an art for the upcoming game “Potira”. It takes place in the Amazon and follows a female indian called Potira.

The Mapinguari is a folklore creature that inhabits the Amazon jungle. Some say it is a huge one eyed ape with dark fur that eats people. Others, that it is a reminiscent of the Giant Sloth, which coexisted with indigenous people in the past. I chose the latter to make good character and similar to a tuxaua (leader), that would aid you on your quest.

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