Revising the Revenant
Hugo Martin reveals how the art team revisited one of the iconic creature designs from the original “The Revenant was pure rock ‘n’ roll – you would find him on the cover of a heavy metal album. He has a tongue in cheek quality too and we felt he made you smile – we wanted the 2016 Revenant to have those qualities. In the beginning he looked much more serious. In some of the first sketches he’s more slick, like the F22 of demons. It didn’t feel right to us, didn’t read like the Revenant or like a Doom demon, so Alex Palma continued to sketch. We started to look more closely at heavy metal album covers from the 80s. There was a comic book quality those images had that we wanted to infuse into our design. There’s a whiz-bang, awesome factor with the look of all the demons that’s very much present in the final Revenant design. He represents everything Doom is about. Alex really landed on something special with the design as it captures the crazy spirit we were striving for. This wonderful final design ended being one of the core elements in our marketing campaign in Doom, a testament to the great work done by Alex and the team.”
Hugo and the team felt everything about The Revenant “was pure rock ‘n’ roll”.