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kouri's Ib Gallery
kouri made a page on his site
called "Ib Gallery" with some additional images and design stuff. There are some spoilers, so probably don't look at these if you haven't beaten the game.
Illustrations and Storyboards
The design concept for the game was something like a foreign storybook.
But the characters were designed to be more globally-relatable. (Or, maybe just Japan...)
"Fleeting Thoughts on a Moonlit Night"
A peaceful moment in the violet area.
The proportions here ended up a bit extreme...
"Rough Sketches and Design: Ib"
The heroine, Ib. Red-themed.
Her family is upper-class, so her skirt goes just down to her knees.
Here's the first design of Ib.
The expression isn't quite right, but her clothes hardly changed.
She loves her mother.
Of course, she gets along with father too.
Initially, I planned to have the menu image change for every petal you lost.
So she'd look more like this when she got down to 3... but it was too much of a hassle.
"Rough Sketches and Design: Garry"
Ib's support, Garry. He's got a stylish design.
It was hard drawing distinctive expressions since he only shows one eye.
I like the idea of his coat fluttering around wherever he goes.
I fiddled with the ruggedness of the coat over time... He has a tank-top underneath.
Garry's strange, but very easy to like.
"Oh, my! That's fantastic!"
His personality's very feminine, too.
"Rough Sketches and Design: Mary"
The concept was simply "a pretty girl like you'd find in a painting." (Of course, you know...)
I intentionally gave Mary more color than the other characters.
She loves cute things.
Also playing. And delicious things.
I had a lot of trouble settling on a color. Sheesh, Mary...
Personally, I liked the second from the left just as much.
But it seemed too ocean-esque, so I scrapped it.
I wish I could've made a few more discussions between these two.
Posted April 29th, 2012
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