Friday, September 17, 2010

Caillo sketch

A rough character sheet for Caillo, a test for the "caillo is trouble" sequence.
Skub is the brand name of a fictional product stolen shamelessly from the perry bible fellowship.
Other contenders for her t-shirt caption were "weyland yutani corporation" or "TDTF"

Kate Character sheet sketches

A few sketches of Kate. First, a general shot of her in combat dress. Nothing fancy, just day to day stuff. Included is a rough approximation on what I feel her minimum loadout should be - that is to say the least amount of guns she's likely to have on her person on any given day. This needs to be paired down somewhat, but I find trimming the list difficult. I feel she should be prepared for anything, and enough weapons to engage a wide variety of targets, from unarmored infantry to heavy combat borgs.

Secondly, some rough sketches as an attempt to redesign Kate's webbing harness to make it more streamlined and less visible. This is a task I periodically undertake in an effort to make her attire more realistic while keeping it simple to render. I cant seem to come up with an improved design so I return to the original one. In a perfect world her harness (incl. belt and thigh holsters) would hold all seven of her primary pistols, some spare mags, a knife or 2, her comm dongle (hi tech walkie)  and maybe a few light grenades - while not being too bulky to either wear or draw, and look something like what Brando would have worn in the wild one.

Thirdly a boring shot of her with a rifle, with an awkward stance and an even worse kneeling/shooting pose. slightly different harness config with a cross buckle below the breast instead of above. Also pictured is Kate's custom Israel OCP and her Rooney close support weapon.

Onglau's workshop

Onglau is a cyberneticist, medical tech, inventor, armorer and tinkerer. He is ancient and wise, and once, long ago, incurred a debt to a powerful man. He now swears an oath of fealty to this man, and now devotes his life to it. His master is the mercenary Lord Martepperhaupson, and he serves as his private body engineer. More on Onglau and Martepper later. Rough sketch panels done mainly for fun and to illustrate central, circular and diamond composition for D&C class.

Duel at the dead titan

Sketch of Kate and a cyborg knight preparing to do battle at the corpse of a long dead war titan.  For D&C illustrating the bridge composition.

Kate with Axa

Kate the Black fights Axa, the god of death. Axa is a kindred like Kate, one who has been driven mad by his own immortality and increasing inhumanity. They meet in a cave burrowed by Axa himself, in which he hides and recovers from injuries sustained during battle.  His body form is altered to suit his inner psyche, and to meet self defense / survival needs. Kate, like Axa, can (either subtly or drastically) alter her own bodytype to meet certain combat criteria, like increasing muscle mass, bulk or blood flow to certain areas, hardening her skin and increasing bone density, or slimming down her frame, streamlining her body for speed or flexibility. This does not explain her poorly rendered/overly foreshortened left leg, which is both freakish and regrettable.
pictured with her trusty Izzy Officer's combat pistol, and her ubiquitous Stilman heavy revolver on her back.
Drawing done as a study of warm and cold colours for D&C.

Kate reload

Kate the black, in mid mag swap. Seen here using a generic knock off (probably field equipped) of a Wex Mark  7.1 series frontier rifle. (and various misc sidearms.) Taken from D&C sketchbook as example of diagonal layout.

Sharp sketch

Sharp of the Twelve, reclining after engagement. Taken from design and composition sketchbook as an example of L shape design. Pictured here in generic Wex inc. MeHeavy armor and with a custom breechloading 30mm pulse grenade launcher.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

1 km west of town

Here is a one shot single page story, a minute or so in the life or Arus of the Twelve. Here he is taking position outside a town and surveying the scene. No dialogue or exposition required, I figure. More on him later.