Garden warfare 2 - super bean

This is a quick look at the process for one of my contributions to Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2. The Plants vs. Zombies entertainment franchise is available on mobile, console & PC and played by over 500 million people worldwide. Garden Warfare 2 was released in 2016.



I was assigned to create fun and excting character icons that would appear before boss battles in Plants vs .Zombies Garden Warfare 2. This particular boss is Super Bean. A flying, teleporting, laser beam shooting bean. I was given character images from the game team to reference.



Trying to keep his cool personality and attitude in mind, I did several concept sketches to see what pose suited the icon best. My various iterations were send back and forth to the game lead and my art director and polished until we reached a final sketch.


in game

Using Adobe Illustrator I created the final art for the icon. After passing it along to the game team, it was applied to the boss battle in both the slot machine graphic and character "woosh" animations that appear before the battle begins.