NiGHTS into Dreams is one of my all time favourites, so when there was a challenge set by Game-Art-HQ here on DeviantArt to draw villains, I thought it would be a nice opportunity to draw Reala.
Reala is the anti-NiGHTS – basically an evil version, who I suspect people tend to prefer over the protagonist NiGHTS.
It’s such a beautiful game about flying, dreaming and feeling free that I didn’t want Reala to look particularly evil – so I created a fairly serene piece for the antagonist.
As with a few other pieces, I have made a time-lapse video showing the complete process here:
Time-lapse process on youtube
There's a really nice sense of movement in this too.
Anyone younger than the age of 35 (with the exception of retro-gaming hunters, and those who checked out the HD remake) have no idea how great it was playing this game on the ol' Sega Saturn for the first time, and using the (at the time) revolutionary 3D Pad.
I come back to NiGHTS time after time and *always* play Christmas NiGHTS in the build up to Christmas. That was the best freebie from Sega ever!