Lately I’ve been feeling an itch to do something related to the Mass Effect series. Something that would integrate into the universe but still be my own take on it. I think the itch rose from seeing the new cinematic trailers for the upcoming Master Chief Collection which made me think of the Playstation equivalent: Mass Effect. I’ve always been a huge fan of Mass Effect and Bioware, and with Mass Effect 4 in the making and possibly a remake of the first 3 titles, it just seemed like the right time to make something myself.
I’ve chosen to do a full character, mainly because I thought that would be the most rewarding and fun thing to do. First I decided to do some quick sketches, mainly to get the feeling of the Wacom back (it’s been a long time since I drew anything) but also to work out the proportions of the character. I havn’t gotten to the body yet, but one step at the time :-)
Then I began to flesh out the head in ZBrush to figure out the final forms. I used different elements from the previous drawings and combined them with ideas I got in the sculpting process. Never get your head locked on a single idea – it can be very destructive in the creative process.
This is where I am right now. I will continue updating the blog, as I’m making progress on the character. Cheers :-)