Name: Jourdan Tuffan
Website : https://artstation.com/jtuffan
Spurred on by the encouragement and participation of my friends, I have decided to join this year's ART WAR!
I joined last year's WORLDS contest and I'm excited to jump into characters this time around.
You can find the link to my piece on my Artstation
Here is a quick description of my concept
A once rebellious Fugumaru, eldest son of a family of fishermen, becomes the unlikely savior of his village after gaining super powers from eating poorly prepared Fugu, defending his people against the terror of pirates.
I have done some rough explorations based on a mind map I started off with
I decided that the theme of a fisherman ties in with the narrative best, and gives him the look of a rugged and in-your-face kind of fighter, rather than overly ornate or coming from a more opulent background.
With this in mind, I did further explorations down the direction of a Fisherman
I played around with different clothing, and weapons. Since he would be a capable fisherman, I thought it would have been cool to have weapons that he had wrought from some sea monsters he had slain. As much as I liked them, I wanted to repeat the motif of the puffer fish and ended up settling with a spiked mace, and a harpoon, to emphasize his profession.
I also ended up going with clothing that looked more ragged, to make him look more battle-hardened, and to tie it back to his humble beginnings.
I will continue to post up my progress here as the deadline nears, so I hope you all like what I have so far!