Thursday, October 27, 2011

The monster formerly known as Chelios!

Here's another one I just completed tonight (Oct. 28)!

Drawn completely in Photoshop with my tablet.

Remember this monster?  This is the monster you saw in my Rekira video!  Though some people were perplexed by the monster's name; Chelios (which I didn't know could be a man's name, the name of at least two famous people)!  Chelios is also supposed to be Greek for "eel," so in response to that, I figured I'd add a "saurus" to give it a kaijuu image!  Thus, the monster's name is:

Electric Eel Monster CHELIOSAURUS (Denki-Unagi Kaijuu KERIOZAURUSU)!

I'm much more satisfied with this design than the more complicated design I've used before.  Especially with the more simplified stripes on his body, much like the kind you find on a fish or some amphibians.

I'll add more monster designs as soon as I can.

The Omicrons - the evil henchmen of REKIRA!

Here's a first look at some of Rekira's more basic foes:

Drawn with my tablet in Photoshop tonight, these are the Omicrons, my own answer to the henchmen usually fought by Japanese superheroes (Masked Riders fighting Shocker Soldiers, etc.).  In a way, they're also like the Daleks, especially the ones from the two Doctor Who movies from the 60s (Dr. Who and the Daleks, and Daleks - Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.), in which the Daleks, compared to their TV counterparts, have colors to designate their rank.  (The recent Paradigm Daleks from the new TV series has attempted this, too!)  Masked Rider V3 (Toei; 1973) also has Destron Soldiers in two different styles; the basic black & white ones, and the white and red ones for scientists.

The Omicrons are robot spies mass-built and governed by the mysterious super-computer, Telikos.  The red Field Commander leads a team of green Soldiers, all wearing a disguise like the one pictured, and keep a low profile to monitor all outside activity.  The blue Laboratory Workers are in Telikos' secret base building and monitoring all equipment.  Their skeleton-like appearance is very frightening and menacing to their human targets.

Below is the original concept pencil sketch for the Omicrons, finished on September 19th:

More Rekira art to come!

Monday, October 17, 2011

New Rekira Design Sketch for October 2011

Just finished a new Rekira design sketch this morning, as a round-up for the project!  Done in Photoshop with my Bamboo Fun tablet.

This one's called "Type A," for this is the "Dragon Talon" version.  (Later, I'll post the "Type B" "Webbed Paw" version.)

More Rekira character designs to follow!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pippi Longstocking Character Lineup 01

It's been a while, but I finally finished the first set of characters from the Pippi Longstocking books by Astrid Lindgren, drawn in my style!  Drawn over a pencil sketch with my Bamboo Fun tablet in Flash (on October 12).

Here it is in Swedish:

And English:

More on the way!  (Yes, I intend to include Mr. Nilsson and Pippi's Horse!)

Saturday, October 08, 2011

RIP Steve Jobs (1955-2011)

This past week, Steve Jobs, co-founder of the electronics company Apple, Inc., died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 56.  His legendary status is well deserved, and it's sad to see him go so soon.  He was a pioneer, an innovator, a billionaire, and a great inspiration to us all.  And despite his health problem in the last several years, he pressed on bravely.  I could go as far as to call him the real-life Tony Stark/Iron Man!

And thus, he deserves a tribute.  Finished just now on Flash is a tablet drawing I did of Lily Merriweather paying tribute to Jobs.

Thank you for years of quality computers and groundbreaking gadgets, Steve.  We'll miss you.

Some new stuff for October 2011 - Part 1

Here's some stuff I did more recently!  Aside form sketches and such (which still need to be scanned and posted), these are either experimental stuff, or from in-progress projects.

Below is a tablet doodle I did of Lily in Photoshop (to test my color/line skills)!  Drawn tonight in over an hour.  Note a somewhat different hairstyle for Lily!  (I may still use the one I've been using before.)  Just thought I'd give her a wild look!

And below is a sneak-peek at a new Rekira CG model I'm working on!  This is how it looks, as of late, upon molding it in ZBrush, from a rough model I did in 3DSMax.  This is the same technique I used on the previous model, only it's much more refined and detailed.  I like how it came out!

I will later add the mapping and additions, such as the horns, claws, and the star-like diamond in his forehead.