Just like my recent sci-fi rifles upload, this is to patch some holes in my portfolio in preparation for Siggraph 2012 conference in L.a.
Again, Things like this are to strengthen my weapon design portfolio. The emphasis here was to showcase my ability to quickly create a variety of very different looking concepts. Not spending too much time on the details, or color at this stage. In a studio environment, an art director might have me do a few pages of these, then pick and chose the elements from several that work well, and have me develop it into a more finished concept, which would then be handed over to the 3D team for modeling.
I tried to go for a variety here, though they are all meant for a fantasy setting. From the silhouettes alone, it is my hope that the viewer might be able to get some idea for who crafted them, be it human, dwarf, elf, orc, angel, demon, etc. From left to right they obviously increase in size, but in a video game setting, this might also be a sort of level progression. The swords on the left representing lower level than the ones on the right.
This image is my intellectual property, reposting welcome, but please credit! If you would like to use any of these designs for a 3D modeling project, please message me first. Thanks!