We knew from the beginning we wanted to do a more stylised look rather than anything realistic.
At first we liked the look of the Granite and Chalk animated documentary:
The colours are very similar to another short with a similar but less flat style:
Abzu is a beautiful game (the second edition to Journey) and it relies heavily on it’s colour schemes to create different environments:
We wanted to avoid low poly but we kind of liked the higher poly low-poly style!
In the end we settled for a somewhat low poly look with “shattered” textures. Jakub did all the texture for the models and they look amazing! Jakub’s textures: Everything almost looks like it was carved out of soft wood!