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Grieverjoe (Jose Alvarez) is NOT a whiny emo as his name would suggest. He's an IT student with a love for art.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Boss Fight - Cassius

Here is another concept sketch of one of the main characters for the Boss Fight challenge. I decided on naming him Cassius, because it's a Greek name and that's about it.
He is sort of a legend amongst the local populace and Gladiators for having survived for so long. His arena name is The Black Stinger, and he wears a scorpion on his armor.
Despite being a slave, Cassius has fathered one son, Cirillo, whom he loves dearly.
Next, I will work on the other character. :)

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Boss fight concept

Here is the first concept of one of the characters for the boss fight.
I don't know his name yet, but he is the older one. I imagine him as a gladiator/slave who has made it through countless battles, so now he's kinda regarded as a hero amongst the community. I went with the scorpion motif for his armor, because when I was researching Roman armors, I saw a similar one, and I thought it looked awesome. :)

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Boss fight - initial concept

There's this contest going over at Polykarbon where we have to design a final boss of a hypothetical game. So I thought, what if the guy you're fighting, who you thought was the final boss, is on his own quest, and YOU'RE the final boss of his adventure?
There's more story to go with it, but I'll wait til I have it more fleshed out before I post it. :)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Snow White - Disney Princesses gang fight

Last of the bunch.

From an early age, Snow White has lived with her stepmother, who was vain and narcissistic, and would often neglect Snow as a result. Because of this, Snow White spent much of her childhood playing alone with wild animals, and now, she's extremely comfortable when surrounded by them. She is especially fond of birds.
When she came of age, she met Ariel and Tiana, and together they formed The Wonderlanders. Despite being extremely shy, Ariel and Tiana chose her as the leader of their gang.
Snow White has a gorgeous singing voice, though she rarely uses it. She seems to attract animals wherever she goes. Ariel jokes that she can communicate with the birds, but we all know that's silly.


"I'm awfully sorry. I didn't mean to frighten you. But you don't know what I've been through."

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Ariel - Disney Princesses Gang Fight

Fifth one of the bunch.
Ariel grew up in a nicer part of town than her friends. However, in typical teenager fashion, she never got along with her father. From a young age, Ariel has been fascinated with collecting random knick knacks, and never throws anything away.
As soon as she was able, she got a job down at the docks, helping to load and offload cargo. This helped her develop massive strength. Hanging out at the docks all the time, she quickly befriended the sailors that come to port, and is now considered one of them. She got her first tattoo at age 16, the second one at 17, and the latest one, a mermaid, when she turned 18.
She is quite proud of her impressive physique; so much so that she asked the tattoo artist to model the mermaid after her.

"You're not getting cold fins now, are you?"