Monday, November 10, 2008
Gears versus Halo...9 1/2" x 11" pen & ink illustration. I created this concept for an interactive website dealing with video games, animation, multimedia and pop culture at large. I turned the two blockbuster hits into giant amalgamated monsters, combining characters from both series, to personify the massive cult following these two franchises enjoy. I wanted to add a lot more detail, ala Geoff Darrow, but was discouraged from doing so by the client. I may recreate this one day the way I envisioned it for my own collection. I think it would make a cool poster, when painted digitally.
Another throwback from the AD Universe, The Violent Offender...11" x 9 1/2" pen & ink illustration. The Violent Offender is the embodiment of a violent sinner's crimes, the paired blades are the manifestation of the offender's murderous intentions. They are mindless killers, agile and cruel and are known to attack in bands.
The System, featured villain in the superhero conspiracy series Evidence...9 1/2" x 11" pen & ink illustration. The premise for this character is he is a metahuman supervillain who has the ability to integrate organic materials and machinery into his biology to suit various malevolent purposes. Here we see The System has managed to assimilate a motorcycle and its rider, re-purposing the raw components of both to create this amalgamation. The System is an active member of the superhuman terrorist group known as The Diabolists.