Here is a piece of fanart that I did about Classic Megaman. I used to play the first games just a little, on the NES, long ago! haha. Even as I like all megaman artwork and games, I’m more fond to the classic version. It may be his cartoon roots or something, but I think Keiji Inafune and Capcom did something great back then. I have draw him twice, one for the Udon’s tribute book, image that I’ll post later. Here is the recent fanart and the rough sketch, just as a reference as you can see when compared to the finished one.
He is the classic character who always fix the stuff and the one who creates the cool gadgets for fighting. He is a techie, a cool inventor and somehow his gear always saves the day. I wanted to gave him a rough look, as if he is always prepared to fix something.
Here are a few sketches just for fun, trying to practice some different alien monster creatures. I made some bulky and menacing while others more cute.
This character was born as a quick sketch but then it came to me as a sequence of him fighting in a massive futuristic battle so I decided to gave the design a second chance. I started him as a cyborg, with no visual clues of that on the first sketch. Later on, I made him to wear the armor instead of being made of it, making a mix between Ironman and Megaman, two of my favorite metallic heroes. Either way, I need to think if I’m going to do something with it, as the sequence of the futuristic fight is still fresh on my mind.
Here are a few character designs made just as practice to get better with my style. They’re all sci-fi guys, some more spacial and the others more cyberpunk. Either way, here is a glimpse to my art process: The penciled characters and the digital colored final version. Something that I enjoy to do is to change the color line of the artwork and to add a few simple textures to the characters. Somehow I like the rough and crude look they all have.
To change the subject a little and not show only sci-fi soldiers designs, here are a few science fiction spacecrafts. I wanted to design the spaceship as a military vessel who has a battalion inside so I tried many shapes. Some look more organic, as a fish or insect, others are based on some marine’s ships. Also, to get the ideas flowing, I did all in a light pencil line, just making doodles on the go.
Here are some of the sci-fi soldiers in full body, similar as the previous concept art that I posted before. Those ideas are still in development, but I think I’m getting close to the look that I’m aiming for. The first guy has a weapon that resembles a mace, as playing with the idea of different kind of weapons that are not guns. You’ll see what I mean in a future post, because I’m already doing more of this kind of stuff.
Similar to the last post with some sci-fi soldiers concept art sketches, today I manage to finish a couple more. Here you can see that I redo some of the helmets and gas masks, and decided to do new designs similar to that. Next time I would try to draw more definitive concepts of this soldiers, as I already know what kind of setting they are going to be on.