T2x: Shadows of the Metal Age is a massive expansion pack for Thief2.
built by a talented group of avid fans of the Thief games, T2x is to expand the realm of Thief with a story spanning 13 new missions; boasting new characters, weapons, locations, sounds, graphics, speech and cut-scenes.
for more information on all sorts of aspects regarding the project, click here.
the website used to keep the thief community up to date with the latest developments, required some art:
- icons to identify the different trades guild members contributed to
- a cover image for the entrance page
- a complex piece of art to navigate through the site, and to frame its contents
the visual concept of the site was conceived by Avalon, and some art is based on older, existing concept art.
all art was drawn using Photoshop5.5 in combination with a pressure sensitive tablet.
the T2x entrance page [click to enlarge]
the concept behind the cover image is a near literal interpretation of the "Shadows of the Metal Age" title:|
A large, cracked, rusty gear casting a large shadow.
to get a correct projection of the teeth of the gear 3d-modeling software was used, which is odd because if anything doesn't look 'right' about the image, it's the shape of the gear :/
All coloring, highlighting, the crack and the vines -the latter rather obviously- were drawn by hand.
MAIN PAGE ART
the graphically rather complex main page has an equally complex history, though in hindsight it doesn't divert much from Avalon's initial concept.
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