Our concept artist for the animated series, Nicholas Kole, released new images (and a video!) for Yurgen on Saturday. Check this out—and notice Leeli for scale!
Happy Friday! A little update ahead of your weekend 🙂 Yurgen: oldest, scarred, grey father of Sea Dragons. A while back I had designed his head for the #WingfeatherSaga poster, but was delighted to get to circle back and get into the details. It's always been a childhood dream to design dragons for a living, and Yurgen is one of the purest, gnarliest dragons I've gotten to take a swing at in my years of concept-arting. I was inspired by a lot of the shape language and design I was seeing out of research into the adoptables community (yes, that adoptables community) and tried to pull in some of the long shapes and elements of seal/sea-lion anatomy to hopefully create a unique spin on the old leviathan 😉 Swipe for the process video and a few details. Hope you're all well! The #WingfeatherSaga is still alive and kicking- hopefully very soon there will be a bouncing baby pilot to share! Stay tuned. 🎶 from Vikings #illustration #characterdesign #visdev #procreateapp #applepencil #conceptart #ipadpro #dragon #artistsoninstagram
If you are able to swipe through to the video, it’s super fun to watch him draw. On a mobile app, that works just like it sounds: swipe your finger to the left. On a laptop or desktop computer, hover your mouse over the photo above and arrows will appear. (I think. Let me know if that works.)
Nicholas posts all kinds of things on his Instagram, including Wingfeather art, other projects he’s working on, and his own creations, Jellybots.