Welcome to this week’s artist blog. Every week we hope to post an artist blog to show a couple of interesting art assets that may or may not make it into the final version of Through the Woods. These could be character models, environments, concept art, monsters, objects in the game world, and so on.
Here’s this week’s art blog, featuring some Viking Equipment
Hello, there. This week is just a quick blog to show off a couple of art assets that you can find in and around the world of Through the Woods. These are mostly pieces of Viking equipment, ancient tools and such.
So here we have a few assets created by Kenneth, one of our 3D graphics guys. The items are pretty much historically accurate, modelled after real ancient artifacts.
Kenneth says, ‘I found this great page from a Norwegian university that has handdrawn old Norse things that are in museums, so I am actually modeling them after real pieces of Norwegian history. As well as taking some small artistic freedom’.
Stian, another of our artists, created this wooden structure for hanging pots over a fire to boil. You will find these objects strewn through the island, in abandoned villages and huts.
Of the shield, Stian says, ‘The reference for the shield was found via Google, but I spent some time earlier in University studying Viking culture and clothing. I have a book as well where I found a pattern similar to this, but it’s in black and white. The design is hand painted’.
This screenshot shows a little of Kenneth at work. Doing some polygons and such, I think.
And finally, this is not really Viking equipment, but more of a crow.
Ok, that’s it for this week, hope you enjoyed a little look at our Viking equipment and keep your eyes peeled for next week’s art blog.
Until next time!