This is the first in a new series of posts concentrating on concept designs from yesteryear. This one is an early concept from the game Stormrise, released by Sega in 2009. It is an early interpretation of a Sai Warrior, the spiritual, mutant faction in Stormrise. I started by doing a pencil drawing of the character before bringing it into photoshop to paint up. What I find pleasing about his image is that it really pops out and gives a good sense of being three dimensional.