CHARACTER DESIGN SKETCHES WOOOO these are in chronological order, so you can kinda see how things progressed. i really wanted to stretch my boundaries on colour palettes and facial features, so most of these were kickstarted using this random palette generator (though with heavy modifications).
they’re all for a particular ships-themed project, which is why a couple of the characters are a little nautical.
so, man…me and my girlfriend have been playing through xenonauts lately. its such a freakin stressful game. every move i make i feel like i’m gonna kill another soldier that i’ve gotten attached to. probably because that’s literally what’s been happening throughout the game, we’ve gone through maybe three teams by now. this game is so tough, but so strategically interesting which keeps me going despite all the disasters piling on. i’m a big fan of xcom and its been great playing a game like it but with more of a challenge.
anyway, after about a dozen soldiers down (probably more) we found out that unlike xcom, this game doesn’t create a soldier memorial. so i’ve started taking screenshots of every new recruit we get to remember them by when they inevitably die. i’ll put this under a cut because its gonna get super long, but here’s all our people so far…
got another random burst of weapon inspiration
in this second episode of incredibly impractical weapon designs: “glass, seriously?” and “is that a really unwieldy sword or a spear i wouldn’t be able to grip properly?”
a few extra sketches i did while playing heroes rise! wow i hardly never scan this kinda stuff.
the centre pic is balter and his boyfriend from the first game who was described as looking inexplicably like kanye west. sorry for my terrible rendition of kanye west.
not-fun replied to your post: i recently finished the heroes rise ga…
was that that game you showed me like ages ago with the free preview cause i liked that game
IT WAS THAT VERY GAME its come so far now hahaha, the trilogy’s completely finished and its been re-released on steam! there’s a review of the steam release here if you’re curious :3
i recently finished the heroes rise game trilogy! i plugged in a randomass name at the start of it for my character and ended up getting really attached to the little guy. he was always just a normal young dude way out of his depth and having to make crazy big decisions and getting almost killed by assholes.
play the heroes rise games they’re really good (and really cheap)
i saw wicked while i was in oklahoma a couple weeks ago and here’s short haired glinda because you can’t control me