game design portfolio

Advanced 2D Techniques

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/165645/creating_a_winning_game_industry_.php?print=1

Summary of tips on how to create good Game Design portfolio :

  • GOOD ART

– include only your best work,

– look at the best artists in the industry,

– make your work memorable

– good art is more important than experience

  • ART FOR GAMES

– include art that would be used during the production of Video Games

  • ART SKILLS

– demonstrate a specific traditional art skill with each piece

  • MATCH THE STYLE

– include art that fits the style of games that the developer makes

  • CONCEPT ART

–  concept art shows off your artistic ability and it should look like concept art used in game development,

– full set of concept art for game is more impressive than stand-alone pieces

–  establish a look and feel for the game make sure that everything works well together

– have more than one full set of concept art in different and visually stunning styles

– apart of action shots include art that would be used in production for example T-pose from front, side, and back

– include a description of how the character will move and be animated

– describe why you have designed the art the way you have

– include an “art bible” to communicate what the final game should look like

– create a piece of art that looks like a final game

  • 3D MODELS AND TEXTURES

– show something that highlights both your artistic ability and your modeling ability

– show a high resolution model along with a game-ready version that still looks great

 

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