I need turnarounds and attitude illustrations of an appealing pair of chickens. One rooster and one hen. They should be full grown. I need two attitude illustrations, one more of a static pose and one an action pose.
The action attitude illustration needs to be of the chickens jumping or running and having fun. Think about Sea Monkeys. Have you ever had them? Remember the excitement you had a child waiting for the eggs to hatch into the creatures in the ads and packaging? The chicken designs have to give people the same anticipation for their virtual chickens.
The static attitude pose could just be handled in the turnaround or model lineup of the two chickens.
They can be realistic or cartoon stylized but they must be appealing and cute. They should not be too anthropomorphized. (no arm-like wings, teeth, or other weird non-chicken-like things) They are chickens.
As you can see from the reference I have attached, I'm looking for "more chicken-like" and "less-human-like". For example, Foghorn Leghorn is way too human-like. Think of of what I'm looking for more like sentient animals.
You can include an egg or eggs in the illustrations also.
The sketches should imply a fairly detailed final result but they don't need to be super polished. I'm more interested in lots of loose attitudes and designs than a small number of highly finished designs.
These don't need to be the final designs we will ultimately use in the game. I just need them for marketing right now. The turnarounds are important (at least loose turn arounds) as they might serve as inspiration for the next iteration of the designs and when we build the 3D models. In the final game we will be instancing every feather on the birds so take that into consideration as you are thinking about your design. (Stylized or realistic. Either way, they must be very detailed.) The reason for all the detail is the way the genetic engine the in the game will ultimately work. It will have a lot of variation so the design needs enough details to allow for variations.