Hope you all had a good Halloween! I am here to talk about my mini fanart series that I found was a fun experiment.
It all started from wanting to use this title in July. An Alternate Universe of my current obsession, Tales of Vesperia, where the characters are Demons (vampires pretty much) and Demon Hunters.
A Pair of Demon Hunters, Dr. Oltorain & Scholar Scifo go around saving the world, and occasionally “team up” with their informants, a Chaotic Pair of Demons.
I wanted to try a completely different style, that was more reliant on form, line-art, and celestial little symbols. And a limited color palette. Immediately, I knew I wanted red (for obvious reasons). Blue was an experimental color, only cause the characters had blue in their design.
The symbols themselves are more from the game’s motifs of suns, moons, and stars. Clouds fog the background. There’s a Black Sun/Halo symbolizing False Life/Death vs the Golden Sun/Halo. The Victorian Age influenced the clothes but so did a little bit of the East (thank you, Elie Saab).
I like to think the setting is literally a combination of Industrial x Middle Eastern. (If you ever watch Vampire Hunter D, you’ll understand my need for clashing settings). Alas, I didn’t pick a specific age or location….It was very subconscious, probably from being influenced by Elie Saab in the first place. So uncultured, I know! If I had more time, it’d be awesome to go ham like I do with my Moon Cakes Series. oTL
"𝔧𝔲𝔰𝔱 𝔞 𝔩𝔦𝔱𝔱𝔩𝔢 𝔟𝔦𝔱"
One begs for Life, one begs for Death.
There was, however, a TON of reference from Baroque sculptures and art. The poses, expressions, and compositions…. It was an awesome revisit to one of the craziest eras.
Here is also some sketches exploring the characters in this AU for fun.
The limited palette was a real challenge; you would think having less colors makes it easier but it’s a whole ‘nother way of thinking. Values and eye movement are very hard to hold down when you only use 3 colors haha.
There’s a lot I want to improve on as usual, cleanliness of lines, as well as amount of linework necessary. And more lettering;;
I want to apply these even more in the future!