Here’s a piece I did late summer/fall for the release of BLAZBLUE Continuum Shift, my apologies as I finally got around to posting this now! This was used as the box-art of the game for European release, including all of the bleed and trim. The final box-art was severely cropped from this version you see here depending on the platform, so much of the bleed areas had to be painted in as more of an afterthought thanks to DOE!
The concept was pretty simple, I wanted a vortex/swirl originating from the center point and have all the characters or directional lines to osculate outwards from there. Clockwise from the top is Ragna, Taokaka, Iron Tagar and Tsubaki.
The center point and characters eventually had to be painstakingly shifted from the original pencils by DOE to accommodate for the logotype, which was really really BIG. So if you’ll excuse us, that explains the vast negative space in the middle!
The entire process from thumbnails to the final product has been uploaded to my facebook album HERE
Hope you like it! Cheers!
Pencils by Alvin Lee
Colors by the man they call DOE, a badass MOFO!