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Character Concept Art - South Sea Turmoil

Character concepts for South Sea Turmoil, an adventure sim videogame with fishing and detective mechanics taking place on the 18th century during the turmoil at Dutch Republic of the Seven United Netherlands. The story, driven by travel and discovery, follows 3 siblings from a small fishing town throughout several moments in their lives. It was important for this phase of the project to explore the personality and dynamics of the characters visually. The goal was to create a rich and alive exploration and set a tone for further visual development, while keeping historical accuracy.
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South Sea Turmoil being developed by Matthijs de Rijk:
https://www.artstation.com/mrtherich

Two different lineup versions

Two different lineup versions

Pose and personality exploration

Pose and personality exploration

Moments of interaction between the characters

Moments of interaction between the characters

Aging exploration done once the character's portraits were established

Aging exploration done once the character's portraits were established