Painting a World full of color

Painting a World full of color
After working on the original thumbnails, I switched over to going into more detail, and refining the color. It’s another fun process, figuring out which colors and ideas will work when blown up and enlarged. Some of the thumbnails, while fun, won’t work or are unreadable and so need a complete overhaul while still trying ...

The Color Process

The Color Process
  We wanted to lean heavily on color, with early levels being dark, mysterious, purple, haunting and creepy. Very spoopy, overall. And then as the game goes on it gets warmer and happier, Ori starts taking control of her world and molding it to her design. The last one is hard to read, and more ...

Developing a Character, Part 4

Developing a Character, Part 4
Both Dan and I have done some outfit designs for Oriana! I’ve tried to keep my designs extremely simple with small variations. With the exception of the overalls (which I threw in because they’re adorable) I literally just copied, pasted, and then changed a feature. Some dresses just have a bit longer ruffle, or maybe ...

Sketches and Doodles

Sketches and Doodles
In the beginning, as we were still exploring Oriana more, I did many sketches in pen. It really pushed me, as I tried to put Oriana into backgrounds, having her react to various situations and not just posing passively. I didn’t have a particular method that I used.  I’m more the type of person to ...

Testing! Testing! Testing!

Testing! Testing! Testing!
  Here’s a line test Daniel did a while back, testing out different render styles for future concept posters. Aquatic animals are definitely the best way to test out the various options of render styles!  This particular style was inspired by Mœbius, one of Blake’s favorite artists.       Abi FreelandI’m kinda a nerd, ...

Just Some Concepts

Just Some Concepts
  We haven’t made too much progress in terms of environment work for the early levels yet as we’ve primarily been focused on our main character.  Here are some really early environment concepts from Daniel and myself!   Abi FreelandI’m kinda a nerd, but you probably are too, so http://projectoriana.com

Yes friends, it is us

Yes friends, it is us
We are hard at work at many things, the big thing being this game. One of our huge priorities is making sure to keep everyone out there updated as we can! This week should be a big week for getting things done and putting things up and sharing with the world! Above is a piece ...

Hello World

Hello World
  Hello there!   We are a group of friends working on making a game, which as of now is called Project Oriana. We’re still in the concept and and early stages of development, and it’s really exciting to start on this journey! Right now, the group consists of Blake, Dan, Alex, Thomas, Kyle, and ...