Joel Rio is the humble research assistant of Dr. Robert Bly, or so he claims. When Shelby Bly shows up at the museum after her father’s abduction, Joel will offer to aid her while revealing himself to be more than he first appeared to be. He previously aided Dr. Bly as the elder archaeologist attempted to come out of retirement and return to his adventuring ways. Now Joel will help Shelby in her quest to find the mysterious Vril so that they may use it to bargain for Dr. Bly’s safe return from GEEVA and Blair Nimway’s grasp.
Concept Art Information
I actually made zero changes to this concept since the last because this concept perfectly fits my story/character idea. There just isn’t anything that I can see which needs changing or updating. This is therefore the final concept of Joel Rio.
Here are some comparisons of the current concept and some of the previous concept renders. The renders on the left are the current version and on the right is the old version. This is a great way to show how each character has evolved over time.