If you're a frequent visitor to this site, you may have noticed that sniper Tsurune Matsuzaka has undergone a radical redesign. Here is what she originally looked like:
This was drawn by Fiverr.com artist panpan_pratama. It's quite good, but when I changed concept artists, this drawing had to change as well.
Enter Tsurune, version 2:
When current concept artist Xesxus re-assumed art duties for Musume (he was the original artist before I switched briefly), I had him redo Tsurune's first design. The result was all right, but I didn't like it because Xesxus was copying another artist's design instead of creating his own. That's never a good idea.
One day, Xesxus randomly showed me an image he was working on while we were discussing something else. That image immediately grabbed my attention. I asked him to take that new image and turn it into the new Tsurune. Here was the result:
This design absolutely blew my mind. We definitely have a keeper.
Getting Tsurune right wasn't easy, but it was totally worth it. The game's cast is really starting to come together now.