Thinking of the character designs and how we could alter them. I thought of the game ‘Dont Starve’ a survivalist RPG game nearly in the style of Tim Burton. Created by Klei Entertainment where you play a 2D character in a 3D world where you survive in an open world.
I found the style quite relevant and creepy and it’s sketchiness adds to the manic presence of the world. A style that the group could imitate and alter to the existing designs created by the previous group.
The group seemed to like the style. Features like the eyes which are empty white and the petite facial features maybe good to recreate. That along with the scribbles and sketchy aesthetic of the body which we could use to add texture to our gatekeeper creatures.
Incorporating this style into my two gatekeepers; the spider and the cat/panther i looked at the previous designs. The spider and the cat/panther from Dervla’s concept drawings. As much as I love the style; to fit into one world the designs needed to be altered.
Below are my rough sketches for the characters, trying to keep with the ‘Don’t Starve’ roughness: