Jul 172013

Hey everyone, Bill Stiernberg here.

Have couple of things to share today!  For starters, Shin Megami Tensei IV came out yesterday for the 3DS.  To celebrate the release of an awesome game in an awesome series, I decided to produce some fan art of a main character, Isabeau.


Isabeau - Shin Megami Tensei IV (Bill Stiernberg)

Isabeau – Shin Megami Tensei IV (Bill Stiernberg)



Isabeau  is strong willed yet dignified, and there is a side of her the others must never discover. For this reason, Walter calls her “Iron Face” which does not please her at all.I tried some new things with coloring on this one. I minimized the lines some which I normally don’t do.  I also think that smoothing and mixing some of the colors produced sorta almost a slight painted look.  I think it turned out okay although it took quite a bit longer than usual.

So today I’m also going to post the logo I’ve been working on for Cosmic Star Heroine.   The game is takes place in the future, and is obviously scifi.  But, it also has a huge focus on the secret agent aspect of the main character.  Lastly, there’s an element of Alyssa being on the run, as she is targetted by a variety of criminals/organizations that she helped take down in her role as a spy/agent.  So to tie these all together, I went for a smooth scifi themed logo and featured Alyssa behind a targetting reticle / crosshair.
I messed with the logo quite a bit so that it would look good against both a dark or a light colored background.  I think the flare from the star in the image makes it look better against a dark background generally, though; but with the alpha channel transparency and some of the extra outline work I did, it works well against a light background too I think.

OK, that’s it for today’s Art Column, seeya next week!

-Bill Stiernberg (bill_at_zeboyd on twitter.  Deviantart page.)

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