Mockup showing my images and character sheets (taken from the project’s Facebook page)
Ian Fraser, a brazilian writer, successfully financed his latin american inspired fantasy book “Araruama – O livro das sementes” through crowdfunding here in Brazil and invited me to illustrate an RPG adventure that was one of the stretch goals.
If interested, you can buy the book here (portuguese only).
“As Verdades do Turunã” (The Turunã Truths, as a free translation) features five characters and is based in a free system called Old Dragon.
I was tasked with making the characters and some illustrations.
You can see the latter below, with some sketches too.
I am studying more and more my country and our latin brothers. We have such an unexplored cultural richness.
Next post: the characters.
Here is the final illustration I did, ending the Pennywise posts.
I hope you liked it!
Close of the face
Now, it was time to go for the clothing.
I have been recently using Marvelous Designer for clothes and physical simulations, so here are some screens of it in action. I’m no expert in it, so don’t expect to see perfect seams and parts.
I bought a clown costume from TurboSquid to serve as a starting point, to help with the design.
I also exported the model to Mixamo for rigging and then went to pose it in 3ds Max.
Marvelous Designer screens, showing both poses
After some tests, it became clear I needed to make a full realised illustration.
At first I thought only about making the character in a pose, with no detailed background
So I put him in a sewer and changed the lighting to make it more dramatic.
The pose was a reference to my old drawing, updated to show the character calling you closer, but also at the beginning of a walk towards its prey. I also later added a skull and a paper boat to the background.
I used 3ds Max, ZBrush and Photoshop for the models, textures and editing
I forgot to post this image I did last year as a commission for the writer Deco Farnesi, based on a scene from one of his short stories, titled “Pausa Noturna” (Night Break).
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).
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.
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.
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.
Studies in color, composition and storytelling from one of my RPG projects.
Here is a job I did for Flex Nutrition through MuscleHeads agency.
A strong werewolf to figure in a campaign for a new line of supplements.
The final approved sketch
The final version, where the jeans and handcuffs were provided separately
The first promotional image featuring the werewolf (the rest was not done by me)