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Character Designs by DerekLaufman Character Designs by DerekLaufman
Here are some character designs for a project we put on the back burner. These initial designs were very much inspired by Castle Crashers. We may make a game featuring these guys one day.
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:iconbacxaber:
Bacxaber Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016   General Artist
Absolutely terrific. I especially like the orc and the bomb guy.
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Doodlz18 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016   Artist
these are awesome designs :D
I love the one with the giant bomb on its back 
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:iconmasterchica1987:
MasterChica1987 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! Imagine if this was some kind of DLC for Castle Crashers... X3

I LOVE that game... ^^
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:iconlevia26:
levia26 Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
so badaas an cute X3 (look like castle crashers :3)
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:iconhambrita:
hambrita Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
it's very cute!
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:iconkawaiianimio:
KawaiiAniMio Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they look like team fortress 2 medieval version
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:iconbwwd:
bWWd Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
nice, i hope you will keep that style in the game :)
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gillespie-art Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Really cool designs!
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:icondereklaufman:
DerekLaufman Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers!
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db-bun Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Your characters are really beautiful ! I love the way you play with the basic pattern.
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:icondereklaufman:
DerekLaufman Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I appreciate that! Thanks!
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Tenoh82 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
how do you manage to get all your characters and world objects to be in the exact same perspective. Is there a tool or grid that you use as reference or do you just freehand it al and are that awesome!. Also do you color everything in photoshop or do you use illustrator for vector? I am starting some game graphics for a friend but I am unsure of what is the best method or if it even matters.
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DerekLaufman Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I do you a grid for in game characters and world objects if the game is in perspective view. Just google "iso grid" and you will find some samples. Also I color all my stuff by hand in PS...no vectors, just using a default hard brush.
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Tenoh82 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
Oh that's awesome! Thanks so much for the help! You do amazing work!
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:iconemerson-fialho:
Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Professional Artist
Amazing work!
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:iconwaykokid:
waykokid Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
i love these designs and how you stay true to the castle crashers look but make some awesome improvements in them too would love to play as these guys someday
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:icondereklaufman:
DerekLaufman Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks:D
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:iconrabidelf:
RabidElf Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I can certainly see the Castle Crashers influence, These guys are very awesome
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:icondereklaufman:
DerekLaufman Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconrabidelf:
RabidElf Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Anytime
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SuzyQ2pie Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
Oooh, I love these! I think the fourth from the left is my favorite. :)
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:icondereklaufman:
DerekLaufman Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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SuzyQ2pie Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
My pleasure. :3
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:iconthundermegasaur:
thundermegasaur Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hahaha this look like a medieval version of Team Fortress
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:icondereklaufman:
DerekLaufman Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Good comparison! Thanks:D
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:iconthundermegasaur:
thundermegasaur Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You have an awesome portfolio dude, congrats (:
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:icondereklaufman:
DerekLaufman Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I appreciate it!
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:icontheemadman:
theemadman Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
its like tf2 fantasy!
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:icondereklaufman:
DerekLaufman Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconthegreyninja:
TheGreyNinja Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
love these guys.. archer is RADDD!!
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:icondereklaufman:
DerekLaufman Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks bud!
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:iconjoverine:
joverine Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow, i fav'd this awhile ago-Funny that you know :icond-gee:=small world! :D
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DerekLaufman Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I know eh? Small world. It's funny to think that I sat next to Dax in high school art class. I had a bunch of your art fav'd before I knew who you were. So now that I know you a bit I'm an even bigger fan of you!:D
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joverine Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
lol
bananapants!
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AdamC11779 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
They look like Castle Crashers on steroids....eeeeevil steroids.
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:icondereklaufman:
DerekLaufman Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
haha thanks!
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papertoyadventures Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
Cool designs. Reminds me of castle smashers.
I especially like the archer.
Way to go.
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taintedutopia Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Every time I see these I have the same though, so this time I'm going to comment.

These character designs are simply wicked. Would love to see them animated... Or even in a game!
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DerekLaufman Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers man! I'm glad you like em. They may just make it into a game some day.
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:iconkingsweeting:
Kingsweeting Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Student General Artist
it looks like castle crushers
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:icondereklaufman:
DerekLaufman Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That game played a big influence in these designs. Wanted something playful yet menacing looking:)
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:iconkingsweeting:
Kingsweeting Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Student General Artist
yeah they look cool, cant wait to see the game if it arrives :)
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cheeks-74 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011   General Artist
dude! these are tiiiiiiiiiiiiightttttttttttttt!
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:icondereklaufman:
DerekLaufman Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Sean! :D
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SpiderGuile Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Cute and wicked!
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:icondereklaufman:
DerekLaufman Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you sir!
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SpiderGuile Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome, sir! ;)
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HsnGoneWild Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great characters :iconthumbplz:
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:icondereklaufman:
DerekLaufman Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you:)
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Marikmizuki Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Student Interface Designer
They sort of remind me to those little knights of the Xbox 360 game Castle Crashers :D
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