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"Corrupt Cartridge" - Character Design: Huxley

Corrupt Cartridge is an independently developed video game project currently in development by myself. This is the design process for the story's co-protagonists: Nick and Huxley.

The difference in how I intend for Nick and Huxley to feel to control for the player and the contrast in the way they both animate and traverse the game world was a major influence on the art direction of both characters.

Huxley is a wiry survivalist. Gnarled, but serpentine - the attacker.
Where as Nick is a wall; steady and planted, the gentle giant character - the defender.

Everything, from their shape and colour design to their body language was crafted in order to sell their personalities and history. But also their differences. Contrast and readability was a must.

Craig mullins 01 huxley initial shape concepts

Huxley - Initial shape sketches

Craig mullins 02 huxley initial shape concepts

Huxley - Early design pass

Craig mullins 04 huxley costume concepts 01

Huxley - Outfit design

Craig mullins 07 huxley finished lines

Huxley - Version 2

Craig mullins 09 huxley colour concepts 02

Huxley - Colour exploration

Craig mullins 08 huxley colour concepts 01

Huxley - Colour exploration

Craig mullins 10 huxley colour concepts 03

Huxley - Colour exploration

Craig mullins 11 huxley work in progress

Huxley - Final colours

Craig mullins 06 huxley costume concepts 03

Huxley - Outfit design - Cloak

Craig mullins 12 huxley cloak a

Huxley - Cloak - design and colour exploration

Craig mullins 13 huxley cloak b

Huxley - Cloak - Colour exploration

Craig mullins 17 huxley cloak e

Huxley - Cloak Structure and final colours

Craig mullins 16 huxley cloak d

Huxley - Cloak Structure and final colours

Craig mullins 18 huxley version 2 turnaround

Huxley - Version 2 - Turnaround Refining

Craig mullins 19 huxley version 2 turnaround

Huxley - Version 2 - Turnaround Refining

Craig mullins 22 huxley version 2 turnaround

Huxley - Version 2 - Turnaround Refining

Craig mullins 23 huxley version 2 turnaround

Huxley - Version 2 - Turnaround Refining

Craig mullins 24 huxley version 2 colour turnaround

Huxley - Final Design

Craig mullins 31 huxley and nick size reference

Nick and Huxley - Size Comparison