Game: Prof. Piglet

Game Art Concepts. Just an idea or two. All of these digital pieces are done in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop. The animation walk-cycle was rigged and animated in Spriter.

I’d love for Prof. Piglet and his friends to have their own book—or story app—or games!

pig walk cycle in spriter app
Artwork: Created in Above: Adobe Illustrator and sliced up and exported as PNG sprite files. Animation: Spriter 2D Game Animation Software. I built the skelton, rigged it, and created the keyframes from scratch.

Finished Art

professor piglet character design in action
Above and Below: Adobe Illustrator Vector Artwork

professor piglet character design close up

Concept Art & Sketches

I started vector-drawing this, on top of the pencil drawing, with perfect shapes; but then switched to following the hand-drawn version instead. It has more life and is less stiff.

game animation pig design in progress
Above & Below: From Pencil to Vectors

game animation pig design in progress

animated gif character turnaround
Above: Pencilled proportions on paper, to a rough Photoshop colour concept
game animation chracter design concept sketches
Below: Pencil on paper
animated gif of game animation characetr design turnaround sketches
Above: I did some rough character turnaround sketches and made an animation from them. Below: Rapid character ‘turnaround sketches’

game animation characetr design turnaround sketches Earlier Versionsgame animation animal character concept designs

game animation animal character concept designs

game animation animal character concept designs
Above: with and without ‘outlines’

Originally, I was wondering if I could create a range of animal characters based on the same proportions and similar shapes. Perhaps a kid elephant could be the same size as a kid mouse?

Perhaps it would be possible to make their skeletons, props and even outfits interchangeable. The pig in the first page below was the one that spoke to me most forcefully. As soon as I drew him, I loved him.

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Illustrations: John White
Media: Pen, Pencil, Paper, Photoshop, Illustrator, Spriter

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