Concept to Crate: Bride of Arkadius

For this week’s concept art Insider, I’m going to walk you through the concept art process for the creation of the MiniCrate VIP subscriber exclusive Bride of Arkadius!

Inspired by the Bride of Frankenstein, the idea here was to key in on the mad scientist vibe, and Andrea Uderzo nailed it out of the gate with all four of the sketches he provided.

Concept number three was the clear winner for her design, with the pig being replaced with the pig from numbers one and two. The only caveat was to remove the stitches from the pig’s leg, as the density of the detail was too high. With that, Andrea was cleared to proceed to final.

With the final line art in place, all that was left was for me to establish a studio color scheme for reference purposes.

A short time later, the final color concept for the Bride of Arkadius was complete! As you can see, this concept came together rather quickly, with Andrea delivering fantastic design options right from the word go.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this brief look behind the concept art process for this model. Because this isn’t a regular release, you’ll need to secure yours as a MiniCrate subscriber so head over to the site and subscribe today!