Game Jam 2022
Four mythical creatures for a weekend game jam! The concept was of a tamagotchi-type game taking place at a circus of mythical creatures. I chose a gryphon, a unicorn, a chimera, and (my favorite) a little loch ness monster.
I've broken down my process here with the gryphon.
First was the sketch. Then, my first draft of line art, and a fill of a bright color so I could check the animation in Unity before committing to a color palette.
Then came a color pass- as you can see the palette only changed a bit. Before finalizing the animations, I re-drew the lineart to better match the background artist who used a thicker brush.
Then I tossed all the key frames into Unity, and viola! A little animated creature.
Because the game jam was over a weekend, I kept the animation details very small. Each animal had 3 wag frames, usually of the tail moving, and 1 blink frame.