In a previous thread I posted some of the zbrush models I did for the game Afro Samurai....It was suggested to me recently, that I upload a bit more where that came from and show a bit of process...On this project, there seemed to be nearly as much 2d developement as 3d execution...Posted here are most the models I made, with the concept aid of Paul Sullivan and Khari Evans (and a dose of the original artwork of Okazaki and Gonzo's anime).
When I signed up at Namco, there wasn't a ton of concept support so I filled this role for a bit, but the team could heave a sigh of relief when Paul Sullivan came on, he seemed to be a machine, so I could sit back and concentrate on modeling...Prior to Paul joining, I would just interpret and elaborate on comparatively rudimentary artwork from the original anime production. Later Khari Evans joined, and helped in several designs. The content was a blast to work with; by the end of the project I think we all felt like we were 'just warming up...' I'd like to see more happen with this franchise, but for now, here's some production and previs art.
to see more of Paul Sullivan's artwork, go to www.pencilprimate.com and www.pencilprimate.blogspot.com