Sunday, July 01, 2007

New Character and Vehicle Designs



Here's a couple of new character and vehicle designs I've been working on. The top one is a heroine and her sidekick based on the main personalities of the Chinese creation myth. The god Pangu created the world, then Nuwa created people. At some point after creation the world fell into chaos and Nuwa struggled to restore order to the world. Sounds like an excellent inspiration for a super heroine to me. I think I might develop their backstory further in the future. I had a bit of a struggle with getting all the reflections to work well in her suit. I think it was an excellent learning experience. I think I've got the mojo of the physics of it all down pretty well now.


I was inspired to do the second piece when I saw a kick-ass fully restored, cherry 1968 Camaro at a shop where Hally's car was being fixed. It was up on the hydraulic lift and I was able to really thoroughly examine it. It looked so aggresive and I imagined that it could make a pretty intimidating Mad-Max-style war machine in a post-apocalyptic world. voila.

12 Comments:

Blogger shou' said...

Wicked pieces. I was looking through some of your older paintings (great landscapes, etc) and I was wondering if that was oil on canvas. It has that nice deceptive texture-like quality ;)

4:57 PM  
Blogger Ron Bowman said...

Hi Shou. Yes those are oil on canvas. Thanks for the kind words. You have nice work as well.

2:04 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Yeah man, awesome work and a really cool idea too!

11:57 AM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

That's the most orignal take on the Chinese mythology characters!!

3:36 PM  
Blogger The Pencil Box said...

Voila is right...these designs and paintings are excellent Ron! Always looking forward to visiting your site.

7:43 PM  
Blogger The Pencil Box said...

Voila is right...these designs and paintings are excellent Ron! Always looking forward to visiting your site.

7:43 PM  
Blogger Jeff Adams said...

Your artistic and conceptual range never ceases to amaze me Ron. Keep 'em coming.

2:44 AM  
Blogger Erin Middendorf said...

oh my gosh - I can hardly believe that you are the same artist who did those wonderful still life and environment paintings! These are sooo wonderful. You're really multi-talented Ron! I wish I could watch you work! :)

3:06 AM  
Blogger R.Dress said...

2 men enter 1 man leaves!!! Great designs man.

12:01 PM  
Blogger Nikki Lukas said...

wow really good stuff here. humans, vehicles, creatures, landscapes, you can do it all Ron!

3:14 PM  
Blogger vince said...

Dude, I WANT that car. :D

Great paintings, man, congrats on the new gig! We gotta hang out again sometime.

10:43 AM  
Blogger Marcelo Braga said...

We want new posts, man. Where are you? :)

1:45 PM  

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