Tia’s Voyage – 3D Character Art – Making of

    During the course of the 1st semester in my final year at Teesside University, we had a module called Beta Arcade. This module focused on team work, recreating as faithfully as possible, a work environment similar to that of the games industry. During this module, students across multiple courses needed to form into “game teams” of 10 to 20 people and over the period of 12 weeks, create a fully playable game demo. We had Games Programmers, Designers, Animators and Artists all coming together during this module.

     The team I was a member of, called the Beta Bunch, consisted of 4 Artists, 3 Programmers, 2 Designers and 1 Animator. I can truly say that I was extremely fortunate in having met some of the most fantastic people I could ever hope to work together with. The chemistry in our team was superb.

     My role in the team was to be the Character Artist. We decided to create a Pegi-7 rated, third-person role-playing puzzle game, which, eventually was titled Tia’s Voyage.


The trailer for our game can be viewed here:

Trailer created by Robin Coils.

    In the planning phase, we decided to go with a Polynesian look to our game, but then added a touch of Mayan/Aztec influences to everything. Not yet certain whether we wanted a male or a female protagonist, I created some quick concept sketches for both genders:

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   The purpose of this blog is to share my artworks, but most especially to have a place where I can post my works in progress, sketches and other development materials. I do not wish to clutter up my other galleries with these WIP’s, or artworks that I feel aren’t just up to my usual standards, so I have created this Blog for them and for the occasional rambling post about my interests (e.g. books, movies, games, etc.). 😀

   To summarize, this blog will mostly contain:

  1. Works in Progress
  2. Screencaps of WIP’s
  3. Sketches and other dev-materials
  4. Finished artworks
  5. Artworks that will not be posted to my main galleries
  6. and some rambling on different subjects of interest.

   That said, let’s get started.