Time Lapse Video: Creating An Everquest II Boss

by Matt Miller on Apr 06, 2011 at 08:28 AM

Whether you've ever played an MMO or not, this glimpse into the process behind creature art creation is fascinating.

Ever wondered about how that imposing dragon came together before showing up in your favorite game? We received this extremely cool video from Christopher Atkins, a character artist on the Everquest II team. In the video, you'll watch six days of work condensed down into around seven minutes as Adkins creates a brand new boss monster that appears in the latest expansion to the game, Destiny of Velious. In this case the new creature is an elderly dragon named Lord Yelinak.

What makes this time-lapse video unique is a running narrative that describes the different processes the artist uses to craft the monster. It's a fascinating glimpse into the nitty gritty detail that goes into one small element of a larger game, and the enormous time investment involved to create just one creature.

Everquest II: Destiny of Velious is the newest expansion to the Everquest universe. The recently released game comes packaged with the original EQ II game and all of its previous expansions.

Enjoy the video!