Monday, July 9, 2012

Lost Dragons [Fairy Tail: Battle of Magic]

Recently on the progress making a new environment area that gonna be the secret dungeon on my Fairy Tail: Battle of Magic fanmade project. I'm trying to make the dungeon having a dragon-ish looks, or at least fit best for a dragon's dungeon. And yes, since it's dragon themed dungeon, there will be Igneel, Metalicana and Grandine plus one original dragon that made based-off from me is gonna be the 4th Dragon BOSS on that dungeon. Beside the necessary animations, I'm also currently giving the dragons several extra animations that I need for the BOSS battle and the cutscenes purpose on the game.

Grandine, The Sky Dragon
"An ancient sky dragon, Grandine specialize in extremely strong healing magic."
— Description

Originally a foster mother of Wendy Marvell, Grandine is the 1st Dragon BOSS that player gonna face on the secret dungeon, Dragon's Den.

Grandine's HP is extremely high and she has ability to heal herself. Beside able to use healing and supporting magic, Grandine's Sky Dragon's Roar signature move is also capable to dealing a huge amount of damage to player.

Metalicana, The Iron Dragon
"An ancient iron dragon, Metalicana body is as hard as steel itself. Only few able to pierce his defense."
— Description

Originally a foster father of Gajeel Redfox, Metalicana is the 2nd Dragon BOSS that player gonna face on the secret dungeon, Dragon's Den.

As the Iron Dragon, Metalicana's has extremely high defense and can automatically block certain magics. Beside dealing damage, Metalicana's Iron Dragon's Roar signature move is capable to damaging player's MP.

Igneel, The Fire Dragon
"An ancient fire dragon, Igneel's fire is said able to burn almost anything. None ever dare to face his wrath."
— Description

Originally a foster father of Natsu Dragneel, Igneel is the 3rd Dragon BOSS that player gonna face on the secret dungeon, Dragon's Den.

Igneel has extremely powerful attack that can deplete a significant amount of player's HP, especially his Fire Dragon's Roar signature move. Team work is obviously needed in order to beat him.

Lost Dragons Appearance In-Game
Sneak peek screenshots for each of the lost dragons appearance in the game. Not only their size, these monstrous dragons is also gifted with huge destructive power. I'll keep the 4th dragon as secret until the project release date is near.

Grandine as the 1st Dragon BOSS on Dragon's Den
Metalicana as the 2nd Dragon BOSS on Dragon's Den
Igneel as the 3rd Dragon BOSS on Dragon's Den

New Area WIP: Dragon's Den
The current work in progress looks for the new area: Dragon's Den, the secret dungeon where the current powerful bosses - Lost Dragons lives. I ended up making the environment theme into earthly brown for some reason with orange lacrima crystals decorated on the edge of pathway.

Dragon's Den Work In Progress Environment

Friday, July 6, 2012

Natsu Artwork [Fairy Tail: Battle of Magic]

Natsu Artwork that I've just done for my Fairy Tail: Battle of Magic fanmade project. It's when he release his full potential of his Fire Dragon Slayer magic which so said the power is equal with the real dragon. I post the full quality size with 1200x1707 dimensions size so you guys can see the full version of it.

I never thought that making the fire part really can be this interesting.. and fun. And okay, definitely this is the last artwork for this week, going back to develop Angel and Cobra as well as finish animating them. Next week is gonna be a busy bee so I wouldn't be able update the project for a while.

Dragon's Force! (Obviously it's the name of his final form
Dragon Slayer magic, not that legendary speed metal band)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Angel Custom Remake [Fairy Tail: Battle of Magic]

Hello beloved readers! This chance I'm gonna show you a custom remake of Angel that I've done when I was having a random idea of her looks with a long hair, long angelic skirt and 6 pairs of wings. And so I ended up making this one since I just couldn't resist to not making it. Anyway, That 4 caelum spheres around her was honestly inspired from a gundam. lol

I know that this one is now more likely an arc angel rather than a wizard. But hey, it's never wrong for having a celestial spirit wizard with angelic looks, isn't it?

Model Preview in Different Perspective

Featured Shot
And by the way, I've also did a featured shot of her. Retouched the shot on Photoshop CS 3 so I can as well make it as background.

The Arc Angel has Descent!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Dragon Slayers 1st Generation [Fairy Tail: Battle of Magic]

I'm taking a break from developing characters from Oracion Seis guild for awhile and now revamping stuff from the old version of Natsu, Gajeel and Wendy. Trying to make them visually better, eye-candy with neat effects.

I don't know why but it seems that Dragon's Slayer is not a special magic anymore since recently there is several guys revealed to be the new generation of Dragon Slayer magic user, even those guys from Saber Tooth; Sting and Rogue is considered themselves as the dragon slayers 3rd generation, I hate them. But the 1st generation is definitely the best. However, these are test screenshots of the brand new Dragon's Roar looks for each of them:

Natsu's Fire Dragon's Roar
Wendy's Sky Dragon's Roar
Gajeel's Iron Dragon's Roar

New Feature
Keyboard Movement: As an extra feature on the game, now it's possible to move the characters via keyboard direction button instead of using mouse to move them.

I also remove the circle between character's leg to make the game more like a typical mmorpg and looks more realistic.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Hyper Mode Activated! [Fairy Tail: Battle of Magic]

"In the arms of the angel, fly away from here.
From this dark, cold hotel room, and the endlessness that you fear.
You are pulled from the wreckage, of your silent reverie.
You're in the arms of the angel, may you find some comfort here."

— Angel, Sarah McLachlan

Does anyone loves Oracion Seis' Angel? I somehow do since the name itself does sound like a nostalgia to me as well as remind me with one of my favorite song all of the time, Angel by Sarah McLachlan. And the name is also quite remind me with a friend of mine.

Alright, back to topic. Today I want to introduce you Hyper Mode command that will be available on the game. "What's Hyper Mode?" Well, Hyper Mode is a feature that can transform character into their powerful alternate state. While on this state, character will have powered-up sort of between specific damage, speed, defense or such for a certain duration. Each of character will have their own respective Hyper Mode.

Preview Screenshots
Here is the testing screenshots from my Fairy Tail: Battle of Magic fanmade project. These grassland area environment is still on WIP so it may looks quite empty at the moment, have to add rocks and trees later on along the process. And also by the way, I didn't place any enemies yet since it's only for a visual looks testing purpose.

Hyper Mode Transform (Begin)
Hyper Mode Transform (End)
Angel's Hyper Mode: Caelum Sword
Angel's Hyper Mode: Heaven's Dance (Charging)

New Artwork
Oh yeah, I also did another artwork for Angel as well. The pose honestly was inspired from a victoria's secret model that I was randomly seen. I personally think Angel is actually gorgeous though, just too bad her evil and cruel personality ruin it.

Midnight Angel Artwork