Ghost Character

Digital painting of fantasty style spooky ghost lady. 2D character rigged for puppet-style animation (floating idle loop) with Esoteric Spine software.

Illustration includes:

  • An original character design
  • Volumetric rendering of different materials including cloth, skin, hair, wood and metal
  • Dramatic contrast of light and shadows
  • A color scheme conveying an eerie, haunted ambiance
  • Artwork divided into separate layers for easy import and setup for puppet-style animation

Animation includes:

  • An idle animation loop of character floating in mid air
  • A basic rig using deformation meshes, forward and inverse kinematics, point and curve constraints needed for ease of animation
Digital painting of ghost character
Digital painting of ghost character
Digital painting of ghost character, stages in the drawing process: sketch, flat colors, final image
Digital painting of ghost character, stages in the drawing process: sketch, flat colors, final image
Digital painting of ghost character, closer view of details.
Digital painting of ghost character, closer view of details.
Digital painting of ghost character, parts breakdown
Digital painting of ghost character, parts breakdown
Ghost character idle animation loop
Ghost character idle animation loop (click to play)
Ghost character idle animation loop with bones
Ghost character idle animation loop with bones (click to play)