I worked as concept artist and contributed heavily to the art direction of Shogun 2. Total War is the most respected brand in the PC strategy market an it was thus a huge honour to have such a prominent design role on this project.
Shogun 2 took over two years from high concept/blue sky stuff down to the final details. As well as producing hundreds of illustrations guiding the design of the map and 3D assets I also Made a large selection of the UI assets.
All of the work had to be a convincing imitation of Ukiyo-e prints and silk paintings. I spent a lot of tim edeveloping techniques to digitally simulate natural materials. I also studied the style intensively so I could capture an authentic feeling
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