Tuesday, February 08, 2011
My character concept art test for Neversoft
Thought I'd post the results of my art try out I was asked to do by Neversoft for their character concept artist position. The Halo gig and this were occurring during the same two week period and originally I was pushing for the Neversoft one due to the promise of more stability. However the deal with 343 Industries and the project itself swayed me and I chose them before Neversoft even replied. It wouldn't have mattered anyways, they turned me down. The response I got back from the recruiter was they thought the painting was "too cartoony". Well, it would have helped to have known that before I started, maybe I could have done something a little more real for them. I also found their response amusing. It's kind of like an architect builds a three-story house, turns to the client and asks, "What do you think?" Then the client replies, "I don't like the paint." Uh... okay. How'd you like the concept guys?
Whatever, the 343 deal was a much better scenario and I ended up with the sweeter job anyways.
So, here's my painting for y'all to peruse. Attack it as you may, it's up for critique. Neversoft wanted my take on a United States infantry soldier set 50 years in the future. I decided that in the future soldiers would still be wearing pants. I went from there.