Saturday, December 21, 2019

Sam the Strudel Sloth- Character Creation Contest

Sam the Strudel Sloth was created for the Character Creation Contest group on Facebook. The theme is a parade featuring all the inhabitants of Candy Land.

"Sam the Strudel Sloth loves parades but he is always late. He has trouble sleeping the night before from all the excitement. With the help of his friend, Biscuit the Butterfly, and its powdery magic, Sam easily drifts off to a land of sweet dreams so that he can wake up just in time for the parade."

C.O.R.E New Units- The Tyr-Rex

The Tyr-Rex is an epic monster formed from machine and flesh. This beast has taken the form of the king of prehistoric terrestrial reptiles, the Tyrannosaurus Rex. The mechanical giant has been infused with Xenosathem Crystals that formed in the caves where the CORE are now sheltered and has acquired new terrifying powers. Beyond the menacing chainsaw teeth hooked in its jaws, the monster can temporarily harvest the energy from the crystals growing in its back and unleash a beam of condensed radiation at its targets.

The design of the Tyr-Rex was inspired by my love of Zoids and Godzilla. I might go back to add more crystal protruding from the tail and other orifices to play up the idea that the crystals have really taken hold of this machine.

Sketch, still trying to figure out shapes and machination for joints.

Black and white sketch

Added colors and the crystals

Tyr-Rex does a rawr :D

C.O.R.E New Units- Welder Drone

The Welder drone is a mechanized unit with worm like qualities. It was described to me as a creature with a maw made of many teeth. The worm from Tremor, and the shape shifting mechanized parts from transformers were very influential to this design. Drawing the reticulated plates in perspective were a challenge, but adding the metal texture once done was very satisfying.




Finished card design

C.O.R.E New Units- Menial Bot Version 2

Today we have, as Bryan Steele calls them, murder-bots from the Samaria wastelands. The CORE were mechanized helpers created by the United Worlds before the apocalyptic event and has since evolved to be self sufficient by hunting for biomatter to fuel its reserves. The back bone of the CORE faction are the menial bots who fight in the front lines as scouts to locate potential targets ripe for the harvesting.

I started with a sketch similar to the power-loader that Ellen Ripley used in Alien as reference and build on top of that. The Borderlands bots also had some influence in the design.