« Art process: Select your ship

Select your ship

The stage select screen comprises of a series of ships which the user scrolls through horizontally. I wanted something that looks like an scroll depicting ancient folklore. Nintendo did it with Zelda, as did the ancient greeks:

Exekias, Ajax and Achilles Playing a Game of Dice, 530 BCE via Fischer Art History

Image via Sigrid Rodli Illustration

I was also influenced by the amazing light on dark work of Norwegian illustrator Sigrid Rodli.

The concept art with pale ghost ship as seen through a telescope.

Working version with parallax animation.


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