Development ideation for Maneki Neko, a luck-based hero unit from our scrapped MOBA project. Did these very quickly over internet reference photos. Here's the final product:
Of course, we had a lot of different directions we could've gone besides the Pixar/Dreamworks style chosen for the final. We looked at everything from house cat, to big cat, to monster and, of course--a sexy cat girl. The game needed a little cute character, so it was logical to go the way we did, but y'know, that cat girl would've been cool too...
More from this series:
And see the complete PROJECT MERCURY Gallery here: [link]