Featured Valve artist Drew Wolf's new website reveals Team Fortress 2's female cast and more

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    Valve artist Drew Wolf's new website reveals Team Fortress 2's female cast, a Dota 2 cartoon, and concept art for multiple projects. For more information and images, you can click on associated links under project names.

    • Team Fortress 2 - Alternate Characters
    • Dota 2 - Cartoon
    • Dota 2 - The Last Castle (Comic)
    • Dota 2 - Heroes
    • Dota 2 - Hero Illustrations
    • Dota 2 - Items
    • Dota 2 - Aegis of Champions
    • The Lab - Xortex
    • Valve - Character Designs (Artifact)
    • Valve - Graphic Illustrations
    • Valve - Update Pages
    • Untitled Fantasy Game - Characters (may or may not be a Valve project)
    • Untitled Fantasy Game - Creatures (same as above)

    Team Fortress 2 - Alternate Characters
    drewwolf.com/tf2alt

    An internal pitch project aimed to bring female characters to the cast of Team Fortress 2.

    I was responsible for story, character development and visual design. With the exception of their class function, It was important that each design presented an entirely new character. I wanted to these characters to live on their own and add dimension to the current roster of in-game characters. The goal of the project was to dive deep into possibilities and facilitate creative discussion.

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    Dota 2 - Cartoon
    drewwolf.com/dotatoon

    Character designs from a Dota related cartoon.

    The goal of this work was to develop a streamlined visual style that would translate well into a 2D animated feature or series. This work was a crucial in between step from in-game assets to final 2D model sheets. I also used the character art to develop lighting and direction for shot locations.

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    Dota 2 - The Last Castle (Comic)
    drewwolf.com/axecomic

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    Dota 2 - Heroes
    drewwolf.com/dotahero

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    Dota 2 - Hero Illustrations
    drewwolf.com/dotaillo

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    Dota 2 - Items
    drewwolf.com/dotaitems

    dota2items4.jpg dota2items2.jpg

    Dota 2 - Aegis of Champions
    drewwolf.com/aegis

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    The Lab - Xortex
    drewwolf.com/xortex

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    Valve - Character Designs (Artifact)
    drewwolf.com/artifactchar

    Valve developer Jeep Barnett confirmed that these images were created for Valve's Artifact.

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    Early designs for characters that were intended to to expand the Dota universe. Each piece was intended to serve as both concept art and promotional art.

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    Valve - Graphic Illustrations
    drewwolf.com/graphict

    tfshirt1.jpg dotashirt1.jpg

    Valve - Update Pages
    drewwolf.com/updatepage

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    Untitled Fantasy Game - Characters
    drewwolf.com/rndchar

    Warning: We don't know if these images were created for a possible Valve project or not. We'll contact Drew Wolf and update the thread.

    Character development for an internal R&D project. The project was a fantasy adventure game centered around cooperative combat and driven by story.

    Development of these characters started with a round of loose sketches. The goal was to present as many groups of four adventures as possible in order to establish a diverse cast of archetypal characters. After discussion and feedback the group was paired down to ten characters. They would become the projects main characters.

    During the development I created a mood sketch for each character. They were done in a classic sci-fi/fantasy book cover. Each sketch represents a slice of the world each character came from as well as a hint at who they are and what they do. This collateral art helped convey the direction quickly and facilitate creative discussion for each character.

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    Untitled Fantasy Game - Creatures
    drewwolf.com/rndcre

    Warning: We don't know if these images were created for a possible Valve project or not. We'll contact Drew Wolf and update the thread.

    Creature development for an internal R&D project. The project was a fantasy adventure game centered around cooperative combat and driven by story.

    rndcreature1.jpg rndcreature4.jpg
     
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