Leshen VTuber

Leshen VTuber

Capstone Project
An ancient forest spirit brought to life through Live2D
DESIGNER(S)
IN COLLABORATION WITH
MAJOR
Visual Communication Design
FACULTY
Kristine Matthews
An ancient leshen's forest was destroyed and a city was built in its place. Rather than seeking revenge, the leshen decided to learn from the crows to live in its new urban environment. After seeing the growth of VTubers over the last year, I wanted to explore what goes into creating one for my capstone. It was an exercise in storytelling through character design, illustration, and animation. Once the leshen was fully illustrated, it could be rigged and brought to life through Live2D. Now it's free to steal the souls of its viewers while its movement and expressions are animated in real time through webcam face tracking.
DESIGNER(S)
MAJOR
Visual Communication Design
FACULTY
Kristine Matthews
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
DIVISION OF DESIGN