When the guys over at Angel Lite comission me to design a Character’s look, I don’t always get a lot of information. Dave Rorthschiller creates a lot of the character story and personality while handing over the look to me, citeing influences and costume ideas. This character has a very mystic feel to me, like an older Corwin from Zelazny’s Amber series. I like him. I remember having a lot of fun on this batch of characters.
Around easter time last year some friends and I were joking about an easter egg hunt and it came out “Easter Egg Hunter” Mr. Loves from my buddies over at Angel Lite Comics immediately came to mind. You can see how he’s evolved from my intial sketches – at the time I was deep into drawing “Winter’s Knight” for Angel Lite, and this is a lot more how he appears in the book – without the easter egg and gun of course.
Back when I was initially trying to feel out the character of Mr. Loves for Angel Lite’s “Winter’s Knight” I did up these sketches to get the hang of him. Things evolved and changed along the way, but this was my first pass at him.
I really liked the ideas behind this guy, but I asked my question a tad to late….
“Is he a robot or in armor?”
The answer came back that he was indeed in armor – I tend to think I leaned a little far to the robotic side here, but still, really like it – particularly the curvy techno look to it.
This is my last of the army men, and I needed him to be a tank. Big muscles and again, a very Roadblock look, but even moreso.
Okay, I’ll admit, this guy is straight up Dennis Quaid from G.I. Joe. It really is, but with a uniform tweaked to look more like some of the Image versions of Duke.
The first set of commissions from last year were an army themed group for Angel Lite Comics. This first guy was done up kind of like Deadshot in the army – with some Roadblock influences.