UMARA MYSTIC | A GAME READY CHARACTER PROJECT
For this project I recreated a character from a Magic the gathering card, working from the illustration on the card Umara Mystic by the artist Bryan Sola.
My aim for this project was to create a game-ready model for both the character and creature, presenting them in UE4.
this project has been extremely enjoyable and has pushed me to learn new skills throughout, I particularly enjoyed having a go at rigging the character and making use of material layers and material layer blends as a new way to layer my materials, this allowed me to have more control over my tiled materials allowing me to quickly iterate and test the new versions by simply selecting them in the Layer stack.
Feel free to get in touch, it would be great to hear what you think and as always any feedback would be amazing.
Thank you for your time.
Here is a link to my artstation post for more details.
BA Games Art | Teesside University
My name is Albie, I’m a keen character and creature artist, currently in my final year at Teesside University, studying Games Art. I’ve spent the last 2 years of my education specializing in character art, and I can’t wait to get into the industry and continue my development as an artist. I love art that draws inspiration from our natural world and wildlife.
Software & Hardware Proficiencies
|Unreal Engine 4|
Employment, Work Experience & Volunteering
I have completed our Uni’s two team modules and some Game Jams, giving me experience with working alongside the other departments within the Games development industry.
I was the Character Team Lead during our Journeyman module. managing a team of 17 character artists, maintaining communication with the animation and game teams.
I have 5+ years of experience as a WaterSports leader, developing great communication and teamwork skills
In my spare time, I like to make the most of the outdoors, going white water kayaking, sea kayaking, hiking, biking, anything that will give me great views and a bit of adrenaline along the way. I find nature to be one of the best places to draw inspiration from.
when I’m not outside I will often spend my time playing games, to list a few of my all-time favourites: Dota 2, Monster Hunter, Jade Cocoon, Final Fantasy x, TCG’s mostly Magic the Gathering.
I also love a good board game, my current favourite is Steam Punk Rally!