I believe I’m getting closer to the aesthetic I’ve been searching for. Elements of Art Deco, ancient Egyptian and cyberpunk have been seeping into things. But I want to retain a menacing sense of the alien – especially for anything that Arcus and Jenna would wear, create or ride in.
Hiroto’s bionic suit is challenging but fun. It has to be believable in the sense that it it would allow a mortal human to lift a car, withstand the sound barrier in flight mode, not to mention carry a small assortment of weaponry that is directly powered by the suit itself. So yeah, there are some technical aspects that need to be considered. A fun way to sketch some of these things out is by doing some “chalk boarding”. Yep, that’s right, like you’re drawing on a chalkboard. It’s turned to be a nostalgic way to work out some of these considerations and you’ll be seeing some more of these going forward.
Here’s a quick sketch of the right arm gauntlet, which houses Hiroto’s plasma shield.