For assignment 3, we were given the task of finding concept art, or making your own to create a 3D model out of. What we did not know however, was that we would make concept trades when everyone had chosen and written a background on our characters.
This was the concept I found and wanted to create, but traded away to Oscar Mohlin, in the link, you’ll find his work on the concept.
The original creator of the concept is called Fightingfailure on DeviantArt.
About the character:
Name: Distant Feather Tawhito
Age: 11, He is very mature for his age however, having a good sense of duty.
Physical health/ attributes/ handicaps: He is a healthy boy with a lot of energy and playfulness. At the same time he is very interested and serious when it comes to his shamanistic duties.
Movement: He runs wherever he goes, his movements are a bit clumsy because of his very big poncho however.
Appearance/ Hygiene: Hito does not care all too much about his appearance, he has his big poncho covering most of his body, a headband to keep his dishevelled hair in place. And two giant feathers that he got as a gift from the great eagles, which are his most prized possessions.
Favourite food: Despite being small in size, Hito eats a lot more food than most of the tribesmen, he does really enjoy when he gets vegetable stew with lots of meat in it.
Intelligence: Hito is incredibly eager to learn new things, and is a natural talent at shamanistic magic. And being the youngest shaman-in-training they’ve had in the village, he is very skilled when it comes to communicating with the eagles.
Culture: The tribe that Hito lives with is a peaceful people that respect nature and lives alongside the giant eagles of the green plains. The village folk worship these giant eagles, using shamans to communicate and take care of them. Becoming an Eagle shaman however, takes many years of training in the old arts of magic.
History: Hito was brought by an eagle to his tribe when he was a baby, with only a blue orb around his neck on him. The shamans of the tribe saw his green eyes and pale skin as a revelation from the spirits, and took him in as one of their own, teaching him the ways of the shamans. Hito was a natural when it came to focusing and controlling the spiritual powers of nature. He could also at a very young age, talk to the eagles at will. This shocked the shamans, since it usually takes half a lifetime to learn such complicated magic.
Religion: He comes from a village that worship giant eagles; Hito himself is the youngest eagle shaman-in-training in the village’s history.
Income: They do not have a currency in the village. They all distribute and share their food, crops and water like a big family.
Education: Hito is studying to become a shaman of the village.
Why did he have choose this occupation?
He was raised in the ways of the shaman; it is expected of him to become an eagle shaman of his village. And he is happy to do so.
Hobbies: Hito really likes learning new things and exploring the fields with his pet; Breko, hoping to find treasures or ruins to explore. When he is not exploring or learning new things, he sits atop the eagle nest, talking to the great eagles, asking them questions so that he can take part of their wisdom, or he just sits with them cuddling.
Family: The village is his family, with the head shaman being the closest thing to a father he has.
Friends: Hito does not play all too much with the other children of the village, since he has shaman duties and practices. He does have his pet as company most of the time, called Breko.
Inner rhythm: Hito is calm and collected most of the time, thinking carefully about his next moves. He is still a child however, and does get spontaneous from time to time. He also finds himself pondering on where he came from originally, who were his real parents, what kind of village could be found there?
His main goal in life: He wants to become the head shaman one day, making his village proud.
His biggest secret and why: The great eagles once told him that grim times were on its way, an entity that spouts fire wherever it goes, and will turn the great green fields to ash. The eagles told Hito not to tell the others, as it would just cause panic among the villagers. They did tell Hito that he had a part in solving this problem, just that they have to wait a little longer until he was able.
Does anyone else know this secret? Who? Why?
Only the eagles are aware of the incoming threat
About the game:
What platform(s) is it aimed at?
PC, ps3/4 , Xbox one
Who’s your target audience?
People from 14 and up
describing the game world in one paragraph:
The great plains, with grass and trees as long as the eyes can see, with ruins spread out across here and there, architecture from another time long forgotten, a time of great prosper and bustling cities. The world is now silent however, with small tribes spread out across the fields, and giant eagles ruling the skies. And who knows? Maybe the constructs of old are still operational somewhere in the world? This is nothing that the little shamanistic village knows about. But maybe they will soon enough?
- Giant feathers x2
- Gold ornaments
- Leaher boots
- Leather pants
- Shamanistic poncho
- Headband (red)
- Bone necklace
- Mystic pearl
This was the written information I made about my character, and gave away to Oscar, so that he could identify who he was, what he did and so on, bringing that into his 3D modeling.
And that’s all I have about Tawhito the eagle shaman.
Until next time. Cheers!