TOOLS: Adobe Photoshop, SketchUp
SKILLS: Painting, Photo-bashing, 3D Modding/Compositing
"Secrets will be revealed, limits tested, choices made, and blood will be spilled." - Mysterious Killer from The Truth Hurts Visual Novel
Gas station from the bonfire artwork with references for lighting and atmosphere built with the help of 3D models
Sketches of thumbnails and process in my separate journal dedicated for this project! :)
Usually in visual novels, the backgrounds while detailed are made sure that backgrounds do not upstage characters.
"Is their story and world real? Is it fake? That's up to the viewer to decide."
The brush-work style represent the cloudy judgement, bias and foggy memory when a character narrates their story in first person. This set up makes the viewer distrust the cast, even the very environment that the game takes place in.
I painted Siwon, one of the lead characters in the game as a gift for the team!