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Pastel Lepidopterist Concept Art

Assets and concept work for the side character, Parvana, in my student capstone game Mocha Magic.

Mocha Magic is a cafe-sim bartending novel in which you seek to create the "perfect drink" and in doing so make connections to the customers that come into your shop. It can be played here: https://catpawgames.itch.io/mocha-magic

Parvana is a pastel-wearing lepidopterist (butterfly scientist) who comes to the cafe to ask for unhealthy levels of caffeination.
Her ending CG can be seen here: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/9mW0by

Visual Novel Sprites:
In total, there are 6 expression sheets for Parvana, the neutral and tired are pictured. Tired was a special expression for Parvana, to show her complete personality shift when she's low on caffeine.

Concept:
After each pass was a feedback round in which the whole team gave their thoughts on the various designs; I narrowed things down to 3 or 4 favorites, then iterated new further variations of those few designs.

Neutral Expression

Neutral Expression

Tired Expression

Tired Expression

Final design character sheet

Final design character sheet

First pass - general outfit design direction

First pass - general outfit design direction

Second pass - narrowing down outfit, with color placement

Second pass - narrowing down outfit, with color placement