Friday, August 14, 2009

MySims Agents Art

I love being on the MySims team and I'm really happy to have been able to design so many characters for the game. Now that MySims Agents is coming out on Sept. 29th, I would like to share some of my concept art. It's funny to see the difference between when I first started on the team and how I currently draw the characters because at first, I didn't get the proportions quite right. Now that I'm more comfortable and familiar with the style, I can see the difference...

A poster of all the NPC icons you will encounter in the game as you talk to characters.
Various Yeti concepts



Color test
The version of the Yeti they used in game.


One of my favorite designs - Luke
Gabby's wall eyed dog, Grit
Madame Zoe
Poppy's Dog, Dogwood
Chaz & Tim
These are designs for some CAS outfits you can unlock in the game...




Steampunk gear




Preston in a Yeti suit.
Skip Rogers
Gothboy Version 1
Gothboy Version 2
Professor Nova Concepts
Morcubus, the main villain
Magellan the lemur
Zombie Carl
Violet - early concept
They ended up using a simpler design of Violet so I used her detailed version to make a Geisha outfit you can unlock.
Buddy Outfits - Before & After
Here are some of the characters in-game so you can see how the 3D modelers brought the characters to life from 2D to 3D. My friends, Serv, Robert, Paul and Kampol modeled the NPCs while Ethan and the outsourcing group worked on CAS. I think they all did an awesome job modeling, rigging, texturing and lighting the models. To see more characters, go to the MySims Agents Official Site.












~Genevieve

35 comments:

Corrick said...

Hahaha, wow! So many good things here, just packed with your trademark expressive style! I'll be sure to plug the game when it comes out.

Banewulfe said...

Thanks for the kind words, Corrick! And it's so nice of you to plug the game on your review site. Are you also going to do a review on District 9 and/or its soundtrack?

YuRi said...

I think that your work is like a graphic designer of nintendo because they're very worked, I need to learn too much about design but your designs are very cool sweetie ;D. Many kisses

Corrick said...

Yeah! I think I will do a review of one or the other (District 9) because I have to plug my Back to the Future tie-in/alternate ending! Hehehe.

I wonder if MySims Agents is on the reserve list for work. HMM.

Jeff Adams, Concept Artist said...

Wow, this all looks great! Seems like you're really hitting your stride on MySims. Keep it up!

jason hazelroth said...

These are awesome and theres so many of them

Anonymous said...

Hmm I wanna know whom the other characters are? Cuz like im very curious as I am a fan of the series truly. But that is not all the NPC icons cuz Sapphire is seen in a trailer. If you wanna please tell me?

Banewulfe said...

Jeff - Thanks so much! I definitely feel like I'm getting more familiar with the style/proportions and I'm really enjoying it! I think I'd like to challenge myself to do something more painterly though, instead of the 2D cell-shaded stuff. Not for MySims, of course, but for myself and if anything, to update this blog more. ^_^ I'm starting on a couple new pieces which will hopefully be a little different. It'd be fun to experiment with colors and textures and light, which I don't have enough of in my body of work.

YuRi - Thank you, you're very sweet! I really like your character designs for your print ads and posters, too! Very nice colors.

Jason - Thank you for your kind words and for following my updates! I love your slick new concepts for the Aurora and Silver Claw, and especially your awesome re-design of the ED-209! I've always liked that mech in Robocop; it's probably why I also like the design of the Madcat/Timberwolf in Mechwarrior.

Anonymous - I actually did a Sapphire and Daniel icon but then I was told they got cut from the game. There were a handful more that got cut but I don't remember off the top of my head. Sapphire might have been seen in the previous game but this poster is only for MySims Agents. Good observation though! ^__^

Anonymous said...

Well, I recently saw a trailer/gameplay of Zack and Sapphire dancing at DJ Candy's warehouse. From MySims Agents. Also, it really doesnt make sense because Ginny is'nt in it?

Anonymous said...

Argh, I wanna see what all em designs look like

Blanky said...

Um, what Anonymous means is dat Zack and Sapphire were in some producer preview (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bWra9CcVvA#movie_player), and they can be seen dancing in the background at DJ Candy's warehouse. Anonymous is confused as to why you say Sapphire is cut when you can see her in there (1:46-1:47). And Ginny is a very recurring character in the series, and he is confused as to why she wouldn't be in da game and stuff.

And teh Anonymousman apparently believes those are not all the characters (in the poster with all the character's big flippin' headshawts). Plus, we had some other friend of ours who claimed that there were characters he saw that weren't in there (Crystal, Edwin, and Maria). I has no idea where he found their existence. =/

Yeah, we are just a buncha weird MySims fans, very curious about teh upcoming game. *shifty eyes* dont shoot us plz

Banewulfe said...

Blanky and Anonymous - Ah, believe it or not, I didn't see that trailer till now. I'm not in charge of what characters get cut or stay in game; I'm just the concept artist and I get a list of characters to draw. The icon poster I did is specifically a collection of NPCs that you interact with or can recruit in your team. Perhaps when they told me she was cut, it meant she was cut as a recruitable NPC, but not necessarily from the game. Or, perhaps parts of this trailer was done before the designers decided to cut the characters. I do know for a fact that Ginny is not in the game this time around.

Blanky said...

I see. :O It would be strange for her to be cut, why wasn't Zack cut? o.o But I guess we'll see when the game actually comes out.

Alsoz, um...do you know teh epic genius who created/originally drew Leafman? =OOO

Craig said...

DAaaaaannnnnggg!!! That Madame Zoe design is off the charts. These things are great..are they for anything in particular?

Banewulfe said...

Heya Craig! Thanks for dropping by my blog and I'm glad you like Madame Zoe! She was one of the earliest characters I designed for EA's game, "MySims Agents." These are all concepts for the 3D modelers to build from.

StudioRisingStar said...

Great work Gen!
Great to see your new posts!
Keep in touch.

-SRS

Anonymous said...

Um hey its the Anonymous user and I played and Sapphire is in the game. I work at the www.mysims.wikia.com so if you have it, could you please upload the Sapphire box so i can add it to the site? That would be great. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Cool! i'd like to see more finished images of the characters like nicole, goth boy, tim, and maybe gordon.

Anonymous said...

Hi i also need the sapphire talk icon it would be nice to see it.

Genevieve Tsai said...

Hi Anonymous, I have sent your friend Blanky an email regarding the use of my images on your site but I haven't received a reply yet. If you could please contact him and let him know (and possibly FWD you the email) that would be great. Or please reply to this thread with your email and I can send you the email I sent Blanky. Thanks!

Mark said...

i like your drawings i also saw sapphire in the game at the industrial park at dj candys wearhouse

Skullman said...

Okay, this is the anonymous so yeah my email be gagesc@msn.com

Mark V said...

if you could leave a message back about the drawings of mysims agents characters

Blanky said...

I didn't get an e-mail from you. :O Just checked. Uh, did you send it to blanky987320@yahoo.com?

Nadia said...

Gah! The mysims stuff looks amazing! must have been lotsa fun to work on right? I'd love to work on something like that *jealous*

Pixar Fan said...

Hello i work at mysims wiki (with blanky), and we are lacking in high quality mysims agents character images so if its possible, could u email me some finished images for these characters: Clara, Taylor, Goth Boy, Gabby, Barney, and Derek. my email is jjlb98@gmail.com If u can't respond i understand.

jjlb98

Anonymous said...

A MySims wiki user said:

Hi I love these drawings, they are so amazing. Like Blanky I am from the wiki and wanted to know who that man with a scar was.

Genevieve Tsai said...

Nadia - Thank you for your kind words! ^__^

Pixar Fan - I'm sorry but I'm not allowed to release additional art for those characters.

Anonymous - Thanks a bunch! I'm not sure who you mean by the man with the scar? Perhaps you mean Madame Zoe; she has a tattoo on her cheek.

A MySims Wikian said...

I was asking about the man with a scar, Spiked brown hair, and goggles.

Genevieve Tsai said...

Ah, that is a CAS outfit you can unlock to customize your own character, so there isn't a name for him.

Pixar Fan said...

ok i understand r u allowed to to give me some of the cut character's talk icons?

Pixar Fan said...

Hallo, it's me again, Pixar Fan, and somebody on the "MySims" Wiki said something about another MySims game called "MySims Sports". I highly doubt the game is real, but I would like clarification from somebody who is in the MySims team.

Saidi said...

Where have you been hiding all my life?!?!
You´re soo amazing that IM CRYING!!! :´D

Bethany said...

Wow...GREAT DRAWINGS!! you must have a ton of requests to draw pictures of people, huh? The game rocks btw. stick with mysims. makes it interesting to see the detailed pictures.
~~Bethany

Littlerandomgirl said...

I love your art! I was so excited when I found this because I'm a big fan of My Sims, and you too, of course, and I just wanted to say that your style is amazing! Hope to see some more of your work!
I'm also an amatuer artist so I like using other styles as references. Yours; I think I'll have to learn more from! :3

And you should check out this art site called Deviantart. They have a bunch of great artists and to me, it's a pretty fun site. If you ever decide to join, you can count on me to be [one of] your first fan(s)! :D