I will be doing a timeline-style infographic on the most popular Nintendo consoles released up until 2018 this year, from the NES all the way to the Switch. The well-known Japanese multinational consumer electronics company has developed 7 home video game consoles and multiple portable consoles for use with external media, as well as dedicated consoles and other hardware for their consoles.
I plan to organize the timeline in the style of world selection seen in New Super Mario bros, as seen here:
Instead of castles/posts/mushrooms/screaming pink princesses, I will replace the graphics with illustrations of the console I am representing. Indesign does have an option to create an interactive PDF, so I will have the information of the console pop up in a new window or speech bubble when the mouse rolls over it. If I am unable to make it interactive due to excessive frustration, I’ll just place the info bubbles below the console.
I made two different pixel animations to represent Bitcoin, currently the most well known trending cryptocurrency. I decided to go with pixel animation to reflect the fact that it’s a digital currency and does not carry a physical form.
I imported the background into After Effects and downloaded some ink spread effects to use in the intro. The mock intro isn’t able to be interacted with outside of viewing, but I tried to make it look as legitimate as possible.
Rendering a traditional sketch into digital version as well as separating the body parts into layers for rigging in animation.
Animated intro short to the game I made on After Effects.
Another ink study of a landscape, except done digitally. I downloaded a good amount of watercolor brushes to try to mimic the look of a traditional ink painting.
Some ink studies done in landscape. This was done in a sketchbook with India ink for me to get a general feel of how to work with it.