Ryndair Project

The fishing island of Ryndair is no stranger to lush greenery, tall cliffs, and blue-roofed architecture. The island thrives with its main economy revolving around trading and capturing beasts of the sea. Legend has it that the island was cursed by the native Whale Spirit which made the surrounding waters dangerously rocky and difficult to navigate. However, some call it a blessing because the rough waters cause rare beasts to lurk nearby. These beasts, although they are an everyday ordeal for the people of Ryndair, fetch high prices when trading with outlying islands. Ryndair is not only home to these beasts, but also home to the Ryne clan who was born and raised on the island since the beginning of time. The Ryne clan is a tightly bonded group that makes up nearly 100% of the island’s population. The clan’s leader is given the title Guardian and is usually passed down through bloodlines. The Guardian’s job is to not only guide and protect the people of the island but to control and participate in the Beast Hunters. The Beast Hunters is a group made up of young adults who are trained to fight and capture the beasts of the sea. They maintain peace of the island by eliminating nearby threats and safely delivering said beasts to the dock traders. The new Guardian is a 17 y/o boy named Keon whose father, the previous leader, died in a tragic hunting accident. Although his journey as the lead Beast Hunter started as a revenge story, he changed course and realized that there is a greater danger threatening the lives of his clan. With his new Beast Hunter friends 18 y/o Meiko (f) and 19 y/o Tangi (m), they begin the hunt of a lifetime.

Takoyaki Stand. A design of the place Keon, Meiko, and Tangi frequent.

Takoyaki Stand. A design of the place Keon, Meiko, and Tangi frequent.

Design of a Merchant shack on one of the MANY piers.

Design of a Merchant shack on one of the MANY piers.

Early Design of the Den that Keon, Meiko, and Tangi frequent.

Early Design of the Den that Keon, Meiko, and Tangi frequent.

Early Iteration of the Island.

Early Iteration of the Island.

Thumbnails of Ryndair Environment Illustration.

Thumbnails of Ryndair Environment Illustration.

Promo Art.

Promo Art.

Color Script for a scene within the Ryndair universe.

Color Script for a scene within the Ryndair universe.

Meiko Character Sheet. My goal with Meiko was to create a pretty but badass design. I achieved that through bold colors and sharp shapes. She also has the most skin coverage out of the trio out of her dislike for the sun.

Meiko Character Sheet. My goal with Meiko was to create a pretty but badass design. I achieved that through bold colors and sharp shapes. She also has the most skin coverage out of the trio out of her dislike for the sun.

Keon Character Sheet. I wanted his design to be simple and memorable in the case that if someone saw him for a split second, they could say "OH he has a purple hair! A small blue vest with a crest! A hook weapon!"

Keon Character Sheet. I wanted his design to be simple and memorable in the case that if someone saw him for a split second, they could say "OH he has a purple hair! A small blue vest with a crest! A hook weapon!"

Tangi Character Sheet. He's the brute force of the trio and also the comic relief. His design is meant to be a tad mismatched and goofy but still strong looking. He has the most skin showing because he thinks his abs and scars are cool.

Tangi Character Sheet. He's the brute force of the trio and also the comic relief. His design is meant to be a tad mismatched and goofy but still strong looking. He has the most skin showing because he thinks his abs and scars are cool.