Art Direction & Vis Dev for Light and Wonder's game: Jewel of the Dragon A thousand Warriors™ this is the first one of the series of four. Created concepts for symbols, game title treatment, characters, backgrounds, and the overall look of the game both in 3d and 2d. Software used: Photoshop, Illustrator, Zbrush, Substance Painter.
Concept: The Four Symbols are four mythological creatures appearing among the Chinese constellations viewed as the guardians of the four cardinal directions. These four creatures are also referred to by a variety of other names are the Azure Dragon of the East, the Vermilion Bird of the South, the White Tiger of the West, and the Black Tortoise (also called "Black Warrior") of the North. Each of the creatures is most closely associated with a cardinal direction and a color, but also additionally represents other aspects, including a season of the year, an emotion, virtue, and one of the Chinese "five elements" (wood, fire, earth, metal, and water).