I'm a big fan of that rough, unfinished look. I imagined the above as sort of a conjured warrior in a constant state of flux, never satisfied to be still. Contrasted with, well, bright passages of color. Mixed media, photoshop.
Concepts for a farming game that got canned.. Sigh.
I was shooting for that classic, old Warner Bros vibe. I also borrowed heavily from the art style in Home on the Range (Disney).
Pencil and photoshop.
Here are some of the many game assets I created for a free-to-play tropical island game, My Tribe, during my time at Big Fish circa 2010. Fun times. The science center in the middle is my favorite. Click to watch it on the big screen.
Basically, you have to keep upgrading your huts to give the players something to do. (Hence the ongoing renovations). The little fish on the bottom one tells you that its a storage warehouse for food :D