This was one of the recent games I've been assigned to work on. If you've seen the film, Priest, on the opening prologue, there was this animation done by Genndy Tartakovsky and we were instructed to base our work on that short film, hence the art direction style that i picked.
The animation Genndy did was about a bloody war between men and vampires but it was shown in a beautiful but violent way. In the project, we wanted to have that same feeling of tension so, starting with the battlefield, split in half where the land is covered in blood as the rest is blanketed by the midnight sky where blood rained. I actually did a lot of animation prototypes as usual but it was removed in the end of the project due to client specifications.
The ones I am showing here are not equally the same in what we released but these ones here were the original art direction I had in mind. At the end of this page, you will see the production notes and sketches that I did on the early stages of the work. The final illustrations were not done by me but were done by the in-house illustration team.