This project was a redesign of one of Hayao Miyazaki's first movies, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. I wanted to update the characters and style to something more modern, while influencing it with notions of dark fantasy and sci-fi adventure being mixed together.
GINKGO ELF PROJECT
Based on the shape language and colors found in Ginkgo Trees, I wanted to design an elf that would inhabit that environment, rather than the stereotypical fantasy wood elves we've seen time and time again. I also wanted the clothing to reflect the real-world location the Ginkgo tree inhabits, China and Japan. Because of this, I took a much more asian-inspired theme to the armor design.
TWO TRAVELERS PROJECT
This was a project to design two warrior travelers who meet through unlikely circumstances, leading to a dynamic duo of a team.