It's really starting to getting cold these days, huh... Halloween is coming up, so I'm looking forward to some pumpkin-based food and sweets. I could really go for some fried oyster!
Anyway, regarding the new characters in SSF4, we've already announced the trio of Dee Jay, Hawk and Juri, but there'll be more! Ono said something like "we want to include 8 characters", in interviews, after all. B-but, can we pull that off?
Speaking of adding characters, the team of designers are currently hard at work drawing new Character Select illustrations! So today, hot off the presses, is Dee Jay's Character Select portrait!
The Character Select illustrations aren't drawn by hand completely from scratch, they're in fact retouched screenshots of the actual game models.
The first step is to find poses that would fit the Character Select screen, and take lots and lots of shots!
Candidate shots like these ones are then handed in to the chief designer. The chief designer then goes through the pictures until he has a revelation, like "This one! This is it!", and then he goes to work on painting over the chosen picture.
This is the picture that was chosen with a little divine help. And in the end, it evolved into these two pictures! Wait, two?
Oh, they're different! They look almost the same, but they really are different!!
So... what's going on? For some reason, there are now two illustrations of Dee Jay. (Actually, the reason is that the final picture hasn't been decided on yet.) Which one do you guys prefer??
So using this process, Character Select illustrations are created for all the characters. And while I'm at it, I thought I'd show the illustrations for T. Hawk and Juri. Here they are!
T. Hawk looking like he's trying to keep a lid on that kind and powerful determination of his...
Juri's coldhearted eyes and sly smile...
And right now, as I'm writing this, the team is working diligently on the rest of the portraits!! For those guys and girls you don't know about yet, too... He he he. They will be announced successively, so stay tuned!!
OK everyone, maybe you'll get to see something next week too?!
source: Nakky Blog
Special thanx to Jigsaw from SRK