WIP - Character concept
Hi everyone. Here is an illustration I´m currently working on:
These two characters belong to a set of figures originally concieved of as action figures. The setting is supposed to be a kind of appocalyptic fairytale.
The story of the two characters is that they are survivors of a great war, wich have left the world a burnt out shell full of automated warmachines. They have to live as scavengers who loot old stores and prey on the combat droids that still roam the land.
I want to focus the image on the pair, and keep the background subdued. Currently I´m trying to achieve this by having the backround be grayscale, I was thinking that mabybe I ought to give it som color ater all, but I like the way it makes the world around them seem dead.
The costumes are inspired by early 20th century uniforms and clothing, but I want to tweak it a bit. I´m not so fond of the mechanical arm, and the toolbag, and I´m searching for some good reference on alternatives.
I have started a re-design of the robot arm, but just at a very rough level. Ive decided I want to go for a less armored design an add some clockwork.
I still want the arm to look bulky, though so Ive tried to keep te outline irregular with some large round shapes sticking out.
Looking forward to your input!