"Good" Black Hair in games appreciation blog

General / 12 September 2021

"Good" Black Hair in games appreciation blog

Bad examples and disscusions for Context :

- How hard is it to make Spider-Man's hair? : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MWfWwiedOg&ab_channel=Polygon

- Black Representation in video games : Hairstyles : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEo6lqHObxs&ab_channel=JoshSTATiX

- Reddit : You cannot make a convincing black person in cyberpunk 2077:https://www.reddit.com/r/cyberpunkgame/comments/kaph49/you_cannot_make_a_convincing_black_person_in/

- Dear Video Game Character Creators: You Still Need Work : https://jrous001.medium.com/dear-video-games-character-creators-you-still-need-work-1ac27ffa2820

- The Natural: The Trouble Portraying Blackness in Video Games : https://kotaku.com/the-natural-the-trouble-portraying-blackness-in-video-1736504384

- Why are black Hair options still so limited in Video Games : https://www.popdust.com/black-hair-in-video-games-2646210119.html

- (Comic video) How Character Customization be for Black People on Video Games: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeY8Xn8vSTI&t=2s&ab_channel=RDCworld1

Creating Myself (Not me, Jeryce)  In Monster Hunter World Rise : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jw_3me-VVzU&ab_channel=TheOuterhaven

"Good" Black Hair in Games :

Saare - Video

News / 18 February 2021

Music : Ludwig Göransson ft. Baaba Maal - Wakanda

This song is in pulaar language (Fuuta, North of Senegal). Baaba Maal is calling the name of the ancestor Sidi (son of) Gañsiri (mother) and grandson of Demba (grandfather) from the tooroodo leading class (the noble) and the whole country (saare) to inform them about the passing away of a great person -one of them. Ñiiwa (Elephant), Ngaari (Bull) or Mbaroodi (Lion) is used to name those great persons.   

The death of an elephant, a metaphor for a fallen monarch.

Music : Ludwig Göransson ft. Baaba Maal - Wakanda

Scenes used: 

Purple Afro Art in tribute to Chadwick Boseman / Black Panther

General / 02 September 2020

Started a new environment ! Wakongo Hotel

General / 25 May 2020

Hey everyone !

 it's been a while that I didn't make an environment and I'm very excited to get back into it. 

 Before starting this one I wanted to be more comfortable with Zbrush, I love statues and masks, not being able to make them properly always troubled me.

Ndebele  , Mwana Pwo and Enhle

After my Wakongo River, I had this idea of an interior scene keeping the same style that I'm calling now Afro-Deco which is the fusion of Traditional art and Modern architecture.

Very smalls Sci-Fi elements will be added, I want to keep certain credibility as it could really exist in the near future.

A lot of iterations have been made, 

The blockout is almost done and the mood/Lighting is there. The next big step will be about asset production

Current WIP screenshot in Unity HDRP 2019.3 with RTX GI / reflections

Thank you for reading !

Substance Live Stream 11AM PST

General / 23 April 2020

Hi Everyone!

I'm going to talk about my latest project with Substance live on youtube at 11 AM PST.




General / 10 March 2020

Hi Everyone!

I'm happy to present to you my new logo from now on!

It's something that I really wanted to have, it took me a while.

Cheers !

Twitter : https://twitter.com/JeryceDia 

Insta : https://www.instagram.com/Jeryce/ 


My Afro Art Stories = Introduction/Family

General / 01 October 2019

Hi people!

I wanted today to talk to you about a really important subject for me.

Since my first participation in the Beyond Human Artstation Challenge in 2017, I never had the idea to make an Environment based on my culture. 

At first  I just wanted to make regular moderns houses, sci-fi,  and realistic grungy scenes, I found them beautiful, it's really inspiring to look the details that some artists can put on their scenes, I tried to do it but, I was forcing myself, the motivation wasn't there when 3DS max and other software were opened.

I was searching for something who inspired me, something that I could be very proud to create and show to my family that's why in every one of my scenes, by doing this I feel like they are blessing my scenes.

My parents are born the Republic of Congo, My dad, a Lari (Ethnicity) descendant, and my Mom both Mbochi and Kuyu. So yeah haha, in addition to my dad stories I have a lot of research to do since I'm Lari/Mbochi and Kuyu descendant.

Most of my creations are tributes, that is why I'm heavily studying everything that touches the African Art, for example, masks, symbols, places, different tradition, and languages to avoid mistakes. My goal is to create my own style and to properly create art with deep meaning. And I want to have a lot of fun too!

I'm deeply in love with Africa, everything from this continent are touching my soul and makes me smile.

I did a lot of different things in 3D and my heart is not doing the same sound when I'm working on that kind of scenes, that is why I'm going to practice and learn more on this subject.

Wakongo River

first African scene that I made in 2017, took me 2 months to find the idea for the Artstation challenge ( 80lvl Interview

My main Inspirations was, my Cousin's house and the River in Congo, and the dream about a peaceful and wealthy city

Woman Statue: Represent my mother, the central element in this scene ( same in my heart )

Golden Adinkras Mask: Each Adinkra Symbols on their forehead represents the values that my dad taught me

Third wooden Mask: Represent my GrandMa who passed away, I wanted to give her hommage in this scene

I printed the scene for mother's Birthday that year 


First fully playable environment based on an actual place in Senegal, I discover the meaning of Teranga by growing up with a lot of Senegalese neighbors back in France. They quickly became like my family after many years so I dedicated this scene to them.

Names of my Senegalese friends and Family in the scene

You're going to call me crazy but I made ALL those patterns by hand in Substance designer haha

I will continue those littles stories meanwhile you can check my other works in this album!

Thank you ! Merci !

Twitter / Instagram


MIGS18: ArtStation Portfolio Reviews

General / 05 November 2018

Hi everyone 

I will be at the   MIGS - Montreal International Game Summit to give a portfolio reviews with Artstation

5PM TO 8PM on Monday, November 12 at the MIGS18 Mentors’ Lounge. 

See you there!


Feudal Challenge Update blog . 01

Work In Progress / 23 October 2018

Submission page: https://www.artstation.com/contests/feudal-japan/challenges/51/submissions/33298?sorting=popular

Hi Everyone

The time is flying so quickly when you join this kind of challenge! How I'm going to able to work with Read dead 2 this Friday !

One week after where am I? I manage to translate what I had in mind into the engine and made a block out  



Graphically I want to get close to God of War, it was a graphical masterpiece for me, inspired me for new techniques and pushed me to work harder thanks to the Santa Monica team I'm really motivated!

 After the blockout, I made different rocks and see what I can achieve in term of formation with them and how they react to the lighting.

I made them not too sharp, and not too much noisy to be able to read the scene easily.

Sculpting done in Zbrush, textured in Substance Painter.

I add a detail normal maps created I substance designer to play with the noise of the rocks 

Lighting / Formation Test

In Progress 

Right now I'm finishing the Oni Rock Mask !

I didn't want to make a too long post so you can see my other stuff in the blog part of my challenge!


See you!

Joining the Feudal Japan Challenge

General / 15 October 2018

I wanted to rest a little but I can't avoid this theme. Great opportunity to try something else.

Here are my main inspirations! 

I will try to make 1 or 2 post per week on my submission page 

Good luck for the one who's joining the challenge!