Monday, September 18, 2006

Bat Lady... With Flapping Action!

This is Thirsha, head honcho of Zhon from Kingdoms. A fine leader in spite of her wacky ears.

An amazing amount of content is created for nearly any game. We had over twenty artists on the team for Kingdoms plus another half dozen or so contract artists working off site. In addition to all the units, maps and interface art there was an incredible heap of pictures made for the cinematic sequences known as the Book of Darien.

This painting is by the brilliant illustrator Greg Call. Greg did portraits of the four monarchs as well as the superb box art for Kingdoms. He was a real treat to work with. Besides being a talented artist and a nice guy, Greg put a lot of effort into learning about the world and its characters before tackling this assignment. I especially like the winged figure worked into the vambrace and the subtle Zhon insignia on the spear.

This piece was seldom seen in its original state. It was cropped and heavily compressed in the movies or reproduced at a small size in various print ads. Here's the whole picture in all its batty goodness.

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7 comments:

Jerry60k said...

The Kingdoms art was very good.I would love to see anything you might have left.

Clayton Kauzlaric said...

I'm sure I can dig up some more somewhere.

Peter said...

Can you dig up the Thirsha mannequin?

Clayton Kauzlaric said...

Ah... The infamous Kingdoms mannequins. They will get a whole post of their own. Oh yes.

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