Tuesday, July 26, 2005

exoskeletal junctions...

exoskeletal junctions... Originally uploaded by Gelatomettista2.
(entry: Carlitos) ... one of the (many) good things about putting a sketchbook together is going through old personal sketchbooks, dozens of loose drawings on typing paper, the backs of scripts, napkins, etc, etc, and find stuff you had totally forgotten even drawing, and this here is one of 'em. I think I drew this when Ale was first gonna' do "Graduation Day", and this was me trying to re-design Cyborg.

Anybody out there who is familiar with my work (or even purely through this blog) knows my 'fetish' with machinery, so this was me messin' around with this character. When it comes to re-designing 'classic' characters, you always stumble with the SAME problem, how can you change it 'just-enough' not to mess with it, but still have it look a little updated.

Re-designing doesn't always have to be a drastic thing, hardly ever actually, and more times than not, those re-designs just DON'T work (anybody remember that weird outfit BATMAN had in the early nineties? how 'bout that lame SpiderMan with the hoodie?!? ouch!!! ) ... so here, my 'attempt' was to keep the 'tech-pattern' the same, but the actual machinery to look a little more functional?

Mostly thanks to Anime and Manga, gone are the days of just putting 'rings' on a character (Colossus, Ultron, Cyborg, you name it) and call it "high-tech". Stuff now has to look a bit more believable, and 'armor platting' more functional ... so anyway, here was my attempt at Mr. Cyborg (^_^)

8 comments:

GoingNuckinFuts said...

I love Teen Titans and I love this sketch a lot!!!!! Its awesome! and no offense but I think Cyborg is one of the most outdated looking characters ever. Did I say this skecth looks awesome?!

Ren Guerra said...

Much better than the actual Cyborg (Teen Titans Animated included).

RightOnTarget said...

I love your tech stuff. especially the stuff in PH4 I picked up at the con. BTW, Jon really loves his Hellboy head shot and says thanks.

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meek? said...

Deadly! Nice redesign! That spine looks techno-creepy. I prefer the bald takes on Cyborg. That mini-fro has got to go.

Peace...

Chuckeedee said...

hahahahahah ... Richie, you crazy!!! ... if anybody's seen Chris Cunningham's "Rubber Johnny", you'll know what Richie is writting about here. Quite disturbing, but for whatever reason, the first minute or so of the video had Rich and I craking up.

... and thank you very much for the compliments! (^_^)

angryf said...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/angryf/28966093/ i need more to color!!!!... heh had to take a break

MISSLEMAN said...

Looks good.