PIE 1 Art, Concept Art: Project 4a – Character Thumbnails
Created Thursday, November 1st, 2012 | Added Thursday, November 1st, 2012

PIE 1 Art- Concept Art

Choose a character from the Mario, Metroid, or Zelda universe and redesign him or her. Create eight different thumbnails with varying value ranges. While these are redesigns, all eight designs must be recognizable as the original character.

Seeing as how I’m a diehard Nintendo fanboy, I had a hard time deciding which character to redesign. Seeing as how I’m a dieharder Zelda fanboy, I had an even harder time deciding which Zelda character to do (once I decided to choose a Zelda character :P). In the end, it was between Skyward Sword’s Zelda and Fi. As you can see, I chose Fi.

I drew the thumbnails in Photoshop and arranged them on a page. We printed our redesigns out (the last image below) and hung them up. Then we picked our three favorite redesigns from each person’s work. The votes were tallied up, and whichever redesigns got the most votes were the ones we could choose to work on in the next assignment (in the case of a tie, the artist chose which one he/she wanted to work on). Which ones do you like the best? 🙂