Tuesday, July 26, 2005
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 (^_^)