Fantasy Feudal Japan Characters

Final Line-up

Final Line-up

Daimyo. Inspired by fireflies. Contrasting blues and purples against yellows and oranges!

Daimyo. Inspired by fireflies. Contrasting blues and purples against yellows and oranges!

Villager. Cute kid in a rice hat who rides a magical scroll-carrying frog. Pushing a vibrant, childish green color here.

Villager. Cute kid in a rice hat who rides a magical scroll-carrying frog. Pushing a vibrant, childish green color here.

Empress. Wanted to really emphasize that she's in charge, so I stuck with an outfit radiant with gold.

Empress. Wanted to really emphasize that she's in charge, so I stuck with an outfit radiant with gold.

Shogun. Red is intimidating and a little bit of dark olive green contrasts nicely against the red as a secondary element.

Shogun. Red is intimidating and a little bit of dark olive green contrasts nicely against the red as a secondary element.

Geisha. Had the most fun with her. Chopsticks through the hair, what more can we want? :D

Geisha. Had the most fun with her. Chopsticks through the hair, what more can we want? :D

Samurai. Wanted to play with wispy chi. Chose two primary colors and white as the main palette for this guy.

Samurai. Wanted to play with wispy chi. Chose two primary colors and white as the main palette for this guy.

Ninja. Chi chain scythe wielding badass girl. Wanted to experiment with irregular ninja clothing, and ended up with raised shoulder pads and an almost Arabian vibe.

Ninja. Chi chain scythe wielding badass girl. Wanted to experiment with irregular ninja clothing, and ended up with raised shoulder pads and an almost Arabian vibe.

The mythical creature. I wanted to create something avian, so I went with the Karyobinga and went with the artistic direction of designing it as 100% bird.

The mythical creature. I wanted to create something avian, so I went with the Karyobinga and went with the artistic direction of designing it as 100% bird.

Initial character sketches

Initial character sketches

Fantasy Feudal Japan Characters

A series of characters created for the ArtStation Feudal Japan challenge a while ago. I started pretty late, so I didn't get to render them all out in the style I am used to rendering in, but that did leave it inadvertently with more of a still-desirable cartoon-y effect. Overall, it was a pretty crazy learning experience, creating such a large cast of characters in so short a time (in the middle of a very busy semester as well). I learned a lot about color and thematic cohesion during this process. Definitely looking forward to practicing those character design skills in the next challenge!