Character Design: Primordial (Moodboard & Concept Sketches)

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Primordial Character Design (Reference Moodboard)

For the Character Design assignment I have my goals set to create a giant primitive monster. Visual references in the mood/inspiration board in the above picture are from Blizzard’s Diablo, Neon Genenesis Evangelion, Pacific Rim, John Carter as well as other various sources. I drew the concept sketches below trying to conceptualise a character that is ancient, primordial and destructive. I wanted it to have four arms with three fingers on each hand, an elongated body and no eyes.

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Primordial Character Design (Concept Sketch)

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Primordial Character Design (Concept Sketch)

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Primordial Character Design (Concept Sketch)

My initial inspiration for the character was from Ridley Scott’s Alien (Xenomorph) creature which was conceptualised by H.R. Giger. I am fascinated at the concept of how creatures without physical eyes can still sense and navigate with confidence and in this case; a primal sort of malice and destruction.

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Xenomorph/Alien (1979) Source: Tumblr

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