After Burner

This was a really fun project about the making of Sega's After Burner (1987) for an editorial for Read-Only Memory, a publisher of high-quality books that document great moments in videogame history.

I was able to be almost completely historically correct with the mid-80s era Tomcat, while the enemy planes are straight out of the original game, which I had to eventually assume were Northrop F5 Tigers, but with single engines to visual separate from the players plane. Lots of daylight and blues overall to match the whole Sega aesthetic of the time.

Thanks to Darren Wall for being a great AD! See the editorial complete with parallax effect here >>

November 4, 2020