A new castlevania 3 - Dracula's Curse piece, staring Trevor Belmont, Alucard, Sypha Belnades, and Grant Danasty made for Michele Legendre's upcoming Pixel Love art show. I'm so excited to participate in this and it gives me an excuse to be a video game nerd
now a brief behind the scenes of this development.
This has been in development for a month, long time just studying crypts. But still the idea is focusing on the heroes, so I just jumped into it and immediately drew the crypt with rough idea of the heroes.
Now carving out the shape of the heroes I designed shapes of the monsters. Making them more into shadows then actual designs of individual monsters.
Now sharper designs of each monster, fallowing sprites from the game. Except for Peeping eye, which is a monster I always enjoyed. Alucard's face was something I was getting annoyed with. So I decided to redraw him on a separate sheet of paper. I deeply considered redesigning his Costume since I was basing it off of Castlevania 3, but still his design from Symphony of the night is so iconic it's hard to eliminate all of it. So I went for a sleeker design
Now some early color schemes, I always intended to wash out the contrast as they blended into the colors of the background but also showcasing their own individual color schemes.
Now the effects around each character, to help illustrate their color schemes individually.
Now focusing on the background. There has to be two or three different colors on the wall, helps give the illusion of dirt and grime but still keeping that one color sceme. Also if you notice Trevor keeps getting his face redrawn but more importantly there's now another arm, helping him get some balance in his body movement. It's always a work in progress.
That's about it, until we get to the SUPER TIGHT Detail to enjoy.