I've recently been putting a lot of work into designing some characters for an original comic and toyline.
Its based off of the war between the titans and gods of Greek mythology and incorporates other mythologies as well; norse, egyptian, and so on.
Here's the first wave of characters initially done in marker and ink:
And a more fleshed out concept:
This is another initial marker drawing, soon to be more fleshed out:
To clarify a bit, the dinosaurs turn into Titans/giants/ogres while the gods turn into more modern day monsters/animals.
As a play/story feature the toys come packaged as a pair. And each pair has a specific way of combining with each other.
The Utahraptor and Archaeopteryx combine to form this guy:
And the Triceratops and Brachiosaurus form this guy:
( I know about the torosaurus/tricera... 'news')
Overall the designs and story would be fun and over the top. But I hope to inject some serious drama into the story. More coming soon
Ah that's very cool, I love how they are all fleshy and organic. Sort of like meat transformers lol. Adds a very visceral touch.
Also really nice design on the brontosaurus guy!
--- My Sketchbook ---
meat transformers ah haha
but any way nice ideal....
I had to log in (an arduous process obviously) simply to comment on these. Biological transformers is an original concept with much potential on its own. Dinosaurs doubly so. Biological Hellenic Pantheon Dinosaur Transformers complete with Titans?
You sir, have achieved nirvana. The designs are believable, stylish and beautifully rendered with some lovely dynamic posing. Pushing this as a toy line might be difficult without compromising your vision- try games/anime/comics and the toys will follow at a far higher quality.
CRITIQUE AS YOU WOULD BE CRITIQUED
THE ABOVE LINK IS ALL YOU NEED
http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=200044 <- Sketchbook - filled with unhappy things.
Wow, nice work. But if you go to manufacture them, it looks like a TON of parts...won't that be a real challenge? Especially if kids are playing with them, a little bending here and there might make the bits not go back together. Of course, then that might sell another toy :-)
Have to say these surpass the animal transformers. Great work man.
Note to self - Do not try to invade your house.
Art so far SketchBook
I'm really inspired by the latest movie transformer toys to really push the limit here, and I at least have to try And there will be a comic, for sure. Videogames... I've had breif thoughts of that, but gotta get done what I can when I can.
Sorry for taking so long to respond, but I really prefer having new work to show when I do reply, so here ya go:
Spinosaurus pencils! Whoo, Like the brachiosaurus up top, I'm including all things that go in the sketchbook. Did I mention I made a sketchbook for the first four characters?
Definitely in agreement with regards to the exposed flesh and sinew. I think it's what makes these interesting and different.
This is simply amazing and epic stuff... your skill at drawing is awesome, and these designs took a lot of both thought and imagination. Fantastic work, all around! I love the colors you use, as well.
Awsome work b