Graphic Design | Gilbert The Golem

Inspiration Gilbert the Golem Graphic Design Jarell Alvarez Portfolio

Project Details

Client: BCIT Second Term

Date: 18 April 2016

Category: Graphic Design | Infographic

Software: Illustrator

Role(s): Lead Designer

Purpose Gilbert the Golem Graphic Design Jarell Alvarez Portfolio

Purpose

I was given the task to create a design for a golem character to be used in a worldwide challenge to create a game in 48 hours. The golem character had to fit within the concept of a “rock, paper, and scissors” mechanic of defeating each enemy as a dead soldier's soul. The golem character had to feel completely original and was inspired by a gorilla's body, a traditional golem's body and other game characters that had a gentle soul.

process Gilbert the Golem Graphic Design Jarell Alvarez Portfolio

Process

Wispers of the Afterlife was a team collaboration that mainly took place on Skype, Trello, and Facebook. There were three developers and three designers who each took on individual tasks such as designing the slime character or programming the physics of the characters. When I was given the role of designing the golem, I immediately started coming up with sketches of traditional golems. Afterward, I began designing the golem in 2D, studying how the rock formed and body shapes to make this character feel unique. There were many group meetings on skype and lots of deliberations on how to go about making the sprite sheet but we were able to pull off a proof of concept by the end of the challenge.

Final Outcome

The final design was submitted within the developer's deadline that was needed to incorporate the characters properly. The majority of the creation of the character came from designing the movement for exact dimensions of the sprite sheet and turning a paper prototype to a full-fledged character with personality.

The second last image is a photoshop project that required us to use the brush in photoshop and painting an original or non-original image. This was my tribute to Gilbert the Golem.

Final Image Gilbert the Golem Graphic Design Jarell Alvarez Portfolio
Sprite Sheet Gilbert the Golem Graphic Design Jarell Alvarez Portfolio
Sketeches Gilbert the Golem Graphic Design Jarell Alvarez Portfolio
Painting Gilbert the Golem Graphic Design Jarell Alvarez Portfolio
Ludem Dare Wispers of the Afterlife Graphic Design Jarell Alvarez Portfolio