This set of frames was recently completed for a short animation project for the Dutch Goverment via KonaCoast. It was a fun project with an opportunity to try out a style that suits this short animation assignments. Delivering the story with style.
Whilst I am busy with the concept stage for the card art, I am also working out refinements to the game design. I really enjoy the challenge of trying to make this game. One of the things I really like about illustration is the problem solving. Designing this game is that but ten fold. Keeps me on my toes and is a great learning experience. Nice to have my cat along for company.
Over the winter I illustrated a variety of game boards and numerous other assets for this new and ambitious Escape room board game project. I worked closely with the design team at Identity Games, not just to deliver exciting illustrations but also to help with problem solving and refining the look and feel of the whole project. The game is now at the manufacturers. I am eagerly awaiting a copy.
This week I begin work on the first of two expansions. Looking forward to getting my teeth into that!
It was a pleasure working with you on our biggest (and most difficult) project ever! Always thinking with us to find the best solutions and always accurate and on time. We are very happy working together!
Marijke Otto - Board Game Developer at Identity Games
Playing with some digital watercolour as a test for a possible job. Going to explore it a bit more. Fun stuff!
These are the final versions for the Cluedo character redesigns. There may be some minor balancing to do once all the rooms and weapons are done but for now I am happy with these.
I finalised last three character cards this weekend. All six still need to be balanced when the whole set of cards is completed but I am really happy with the results for these. It is pretty interesting to look back over the cards developments.
Since October I have been working on on a great project that is very exciting. I can't wait to share it with you but I won't be done until April and then if I am lucky I will be able to show you something around July. Don't hold your breath though :P
In the meantime... to keep fresh creatively on the long project and to do some character work I started redesigning the Cluedo character cards. I had the idea to show two side of the characters and mimic the royalty cards in a normal playing card deck. I am pretty pleased with the idea and the results so far.
As the project is going so well I am planning to complete the whole set including room and weapon cards. I plan on getting a batch printed when I am done. I will get a few weeks off between contracts soon so I hope to make a be push then. In the meantime you can follow the development process over on my Behance page - https://www.behance.net/wip/1001311