Friday, December 28, 2007
Sorry I don't post anymore for my two readers, but I've been writing for a bunch of other sites, namely Metal Lungies but also another blog I recently joined as a writer, the great Bounce/oz.
But yeah, I saw this on 1up and just had to share.
When I was really young, I wanted to be an artist. Later on that dream was refined into a desire to be a character designer/artist for a videogame company.
This guy is living my dream.
I always find character design fascinating, and interviews with people in charge of character design give insight into the process by which characters come to be.
This interview with Capcom art director Daigo Ikeno goes into topics like staying true to Street Fighter characters' personalities and thigh thickness among female characters in the series (really.) It's billed as part of 1UP.com's preview for the upcoming Street Fighter 4, but it's interesting on its own.
These are some great sketches by Ikeno throughout the article, including the one posted at the top of this post.
It's definitely a worthwhile read.