Concept art: Horizonshine 1

3rd Jul 2019, 2:40 AM
Concept art: Horizonshine 1
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Cartoonist_at_Large 3rd Jul 2019, 2:40 AM
Ahh, Horizonshine - one of the first character designs I tackled upon signing up with the Fight Squad project, HZ was provided with a very evocative (if vague) description by Mike Botur in his original notes:

'Horizonshine is a Japanese anime-manga style superhero made of light, in the tradition of Astro Boy. Doctors replaced his heart with a bullet train engine, which is responsible for him being able to fly at the speed of light.'

Taking the terms 'anime-manga', 'Astro Boy' and 'made of light' as my guide, I began brainstorming all sorts of random ideas on what the fellow could look like - it took me a fair bit of wibbling around with cutesy-chibi looking things before I shoehorned in a bit of 'bullet train' as well, i.e, smooth and sleek high-tech armour. Given that Horizonshine is an overpowered cyborg ala Ghost in the Machine, this look just plain felt right; and everything snowballed from there....