Concept art for a mechanical mosquito for the game project Kaodes.
The project is a creature collectioning game set up in a post-apocalyptical world.
The mosquito is a monster found in a swamp zone, and my first idea is to relate it to environnement exploitation (one of Kaode's main themes).
The first idea, and some studies to catch the mosquito shape.
Various sketches, searching ideas.
I decided to give the mosquito a more modern, motor look so I studied some as well.
Precising ideas with shapes.
I took an aggressive shape and then draw upon it. Duplicating the layer allow me to try various sizes and shapes for design elements (wings, head, weapon).
I chose the needle design, more related to mosquito. I finish the design part by trying different colors. Sickness, shiney metal, danger, rust are ideas I declined here.
I do sketches to find the posing for the final artwork. I search something dynamic and still understandable.
Last step, inking and painting the final artwork! Kaodes is a game using illustrations so it doesn't have to be animated. I may change it a bit after working on the others monsters.