Thursday, October 27, 2011

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!

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