If you people don’t know who this is and which comic he comes from, then YOU CAN JUST GETTTTTTTTOUT.
Seriously a long overdue fanart for one of the most talented comic artists out there, and a good friend who’s been kind enough to give me advice and some fanart of my own characters. I came across a quick doodle to illustrate how appreciative I was but never actually scanned it; I quickly realized how much of a putz I am and decided to finally do something about it.
I sadly forgot a lot of the jokes behind some of the title names I jotted down (not the ones shown here), so from now on if I have an ambiguous joke title or a thought in my head, I’m going to immediately jot down the general comic as well to help me remember. Plus it’s fun and keeps my sketching fresh C:
Also thinking of “arc” titles and splash pages. IV will feature Daniel and Langdon quite more prominently, which should be fun. They’re friendship is a work in progress… C:”’
Also, please be aware that every joke in this comic will most likely be focused on Daniel Craig. Because I have a shameful fascination with his gorgeous face. “”“>:U
I apologize for the terrible notes, I just started jotting down EVERYTHING that I was thinking about this character.
The name is still in the works, but it’s between Heena/Helena, or Hildur/Hilda. The bold ones are the bastardized pronunciations/mispellings of her real names (italic) by the other characters who are with her. ”Heena” also has some significance in how I came up with it, so I have some slight bias for using it in particular.
I look forward to designing her more when I get around to it, I’m a fan of the grungy punk look when it comes to the apocalypse setting C:
I was playing a video game where one of the armor options included a helmet similar to a fencing mask, and I thought “that would make for an interesting character, definitely a different kind of weirdo to contrast the others!” And so the “Butcher of Berlin” was born.
His name and background will come later, but in general he is a German/Italian surgeon who’s reputation among the few surviving Berliners has forced them to find shelter elsewhere lest they become one of his “projects”. No one knows why or when he started wearing a mask, but like Red and Blue it’s probably just a way to scare people.
He’s one of the many “villains” of the story, or as Langdon characterizes, a “psychopath”. Contrary to the nature of his “street cred”, he insists he’s not crazy and actually reasonably sane, with just one minor obsession…
One of the two secondary protagonits, E. Langdon, who was originally Mo Langdon so I could use the nickname “Mo Fingers”; I decided he’d have a few digits missing to add character. I don’t yet what the “E” stands for, I’m guessing Ethan or something.
Along with another character, Daniel, Langdon serves as the “guide” to the apocalypse, describing to Dan about the nuances of survival, the three kinds of people one meets, and how to fix automobiles since he used to be a mechanic (hence the loss of digits). Just as Red and Blue survive as a team, Langdon and Daniel work together as teacher and student.
There are a lot of hiccups in regards to his background (is he American as well since I don’t imagine an accent, or from London to keep the number of American characters minimal?) They’re just things I haven’t worked out yet. Or how to illustrate that he is black (or the facial hair I’ve so wonderfully drawn around his mouth).
Like his expressions, he is a very ambiguously designed character.
I also forgot to show you guys the preliminary sketches for Blue’s image I drew a few months back. I didn’t do the same planning with Red because it was more spontaneous. But with Blue, I wanted to try and capture the same feeling but with her own personality (and weapon of choice).
This is TRULY what got the ball rolling for Bad Blood. That and doodling in class, like, all the time.
Came across some older doodles I did last Fall. This was the start of my “oni phase” after I saw some adorable drawings on tumblr (of course, the source of all my inspiration, pfffbbbt).
And so, after literally HOURS of literal painstaking hatch-drawing, I decided not to use them in the final colored version. Typical. And I can’t say my blatant use of textures is any good, either. Need to find an alternative for that, it almost feels like cheating.
Somehow, I really like this theme, so I’ll definitely be revisiting it in the near future, especially since I recognize a lot of mistakes I’d like to correct. Might look at trying to reinvent a style for coloring, too, that might match both the story’s style and the amount of time I have to spend on projects like this anymore. We’ll see.