I have been wanting to dabble more into the stylized fx side of this field for a long while now and while I have done some stylized stuff in the past it has been a long long while and my skills in this area have definitely atrophied
My current job consists of mostly realistically geared work so in the interest of becoming a more well rounded artist I wanted to explore other styles as well and see what I could learn.
I am going to start small and recreate some effects from one of my favourite studios, Blizzard and see if I can glean some knowledge by first recreating some effects then working towards my own original stuff.
The first thing I did was try to make a Spinning Crane Kick effect from WoW. I have really liked the way they have been updating their effects in recent years, it’s great stuff.
Based on this ref from the game:
Edit: Just occurred to me that the scale is super wack in mine compared to the ref. Gonna update that later