Design

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Earth Defense Directorate

I wanted to recreate the Earth Defense Directorate armband from 1979's Buck Rogers in the 25th Century. I've alway like the design and how it symbolized unity. Sure it's not very "futuristic" but in the 70's it had a very 80's feel so I'll call that a win.    I may, or may not, turn… Continue reading Buck Rogers in the 25th Century: Earth Defense Directorate

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Model Sheet Manipulations

   This is what brought me into the world of #digital creating. It taught me how to use what I had on hand, at first MS Paint, then graduate to more complex #design programs like Photoshop. The objective is simple, to take a character model sheet or style guide, and turn the subject into another… Continue reading Model Sheet Manipulations

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Legacy Hero: Ranger Zero

   Back in the mid 2000's, I came up with the concept of a character who handed down the mantle of his identity. The first learned about two legendary heroes, one from Middle Ages France, the other from Feudal Japan. Ranger Zero (one) began a legacy of fighting for the oppressed, downtrodden, and those who… Continue reading Legacy Hero: Ranger Zero

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Character Reference Sheet Manipulations

   Way back when the internet was new this was my hobby. Using MS Paint, I used to take Bruce Timm’s character sheets from Batman:TAS and Superman:TAS and create different characters. I found a website that focused on this run by a fellow called Kryptcom. That site went down but the users on the forum… Continue reading Character Reference Sheet Manipulations

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DC / Marvel Mashups: Ben Reilly, the Blue Beetle

   Before we had the awesome Jaime Reyes take up the mantle of the Blue Beetle, I had an idea for a Marvel / DC crossover.    In my version I had envisioned that Peter Parker’s clone, Ben Reilly, instead of dying, would have been presumed dead after an apparent self-sacrifice to save New York.… Continue reading DC / Marvel Mashups: Ben Reilly, the Blue Beetle