Client: Cascadia Games
Project: Cascadia Games BrandingProject specifics:
- Character Illustration
- Website Design
Client location: USA
This was SUCH a wonderful project! I love illustrating characters, but this grizzly bear for Cascadia has to be one of my all times faves! Cascadia Games have quite a meaning behind their name, so there was a lot to accomplish within the brands feel. The bear couldn't be too cartoony, or too realistic and had to portray both strength, courage and power without looking mean, nasty or overly scary. I ended up taking a lot of influence from Disney with this character, as those guys always manage to make great heroic characters that give off both gentle and strong vibes. You know how Simba goes from being a shaking little kitten to becoming a powerful heroic Lion that defends his friends? Well, that was what I wanted the Cascadia bear to do. This was a wonderful project as I explored a style I've never experimented with before. Very fulfilling! Overall this was a fantastic challenge and one that both the client and his fan base were really happy with!
I could not believe my luck when I got contacted by Zeixs. I was asked if I would like to be published in the next Websites book...aptly named Websites 2...OMG yes was my response to that!
Don’t ask, I have no idea. He hee, well, I just got a little caught up in some good issues of ImagineFX, one too many fantasy movies and a couple of great new books, needless to say I thought I’d throw a mix of traditional painting with my usual cartoony style...and got this.