Thursday, May 27, 2010

Animal Fashions

Some silly animal sketches, and the silly animal fashions they inspire. Not all of these animals are actually going to be in the world. but they're all exploring directions we might take things.

Using animal parts as a fashion accessory is going to be very common, even in the more "civilized" parts of the world. There's no mysticism behind it in many cases, they just think it looks cool and treat rare/interesting animal parts like gems.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Early Airship Concept Sketches

Some of the earliest concept images for the ships in Ireta. From the start our ideal was to have the ships reflect boat designs, and most would incorporate elements of Zepplins and Blimps.

Some of our other early concepts for ships began by pulling design inspiration from various animals we planned to incorporate into the setting. These were based primarily off of beetles, with some wonderfully silly results. (one of these sketches saw use in a variant for this image)

That's all for tonight, more sketches to follow in the next few days.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Planetrise and a Baroque Building


A fog-level mansion in one of the western Kantori regions. The trendy baroque architecture currently favored by the upper class can be seen very clearly here. Also visible in the background is the planet Ireta orbits rising over the horizon. Always a stunning sight.

We did mention Ireta is a moon, right? Well it is.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

More Monster Illustrations


A finished version the earlier squidwolf wuhrend art. These guys are turning out to be a fun archetype for a lot of our land-based creatures. The extra sets of eyes and split jaws are something we're really enjoying and bringing into other creature designs. This won't be the last you see of these critters.



Another fun monster creation, the Lung Eel. Fast, dangerous amphibious predators that can grow up to 30 feet in length. A serious threat to travelers in the in the southern regions of Ireta, they inhabit brackish and fresh water including lakes, rivers, and swamps.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Another art


Sniping airships is something you will probably be able to do ingame.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Pink


Some concept art for the small kingdom with a monarchy that is traditionally very skilled in the whole death magic thing. It's supposed to be very baroque and fancy. Ended up being very pink too. Might keep that, I donno, it's kinda funny.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010