This is the start of a new series - every other Thursday, I will share a selection of concept art, works in progress or other tasty little bits and pieces from our development process. As always, this is all stuff that is highly likely to change - might be a little bit of change, might be a whole lotta change - or might even never make it further than being a sketch.
With that disclaimer out of the way, let's check out this week's haul!
This week I checked Hossein's (Concept Artist, self proclaimed "part-time clown and engineer of love") concept art folders, and stumbled across one with some early concepts for some of the main machines of SEED: the Assembler series. These machines will be used to produce basic goods as well as other machines or weapons.
First, an early sketch, exploring the general shape and what parts the machine might consist of.
Hossein says he was inspired by a Jack-in-the-box toy. The idea was to have the machine open or close depending on whether it's currently being used or not - it's very likely that we will go a different route in the end. But maybe you will recognize traces of these early designs in the finished models?
This one is a - for now - abandoned concept. I thought it was worth showing how our artists explore different directions, and how many designs end up on the cutting room floor.
I hope you found this to be interesting - let me know in the comments or on Discord! And here's a teaser for next WIPT's content:
Can you guess what it is? Best wrong answer wins being mentioned in next week's blog post. Can you imagine how proud your mom would be? So give it your best and let me know in the comments or on Discord. Hugs, Sabrina