Hey Concept Artists!
I have spent a few nights polishing renders over comic style linework on this piece.
I remember the first time I saw the Darkstalkers game, 1994 I believe. What a fantastic leap forwards in sprite animation it was. I returned to the arcade access town next weekend just to see these characters in action again.
So the research on this project was super fun, unpacking the original sprites and marveling at how the Capcom team got so much expression and life into these animation loops.
I would love to have time to draw the rest of the Darkstalkers!
some more of the process here on my blog