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Sunday, 18 September 2011

Glam imp rockers

This is my idea of a productive Saturday morning. Glam imps! I've had it in the back of my mind for a while that imps may be imbecilic pyrotechnicians, but they're also badass musicians. These are closer to human-proportion than their kin, but it was necessary for the pose. Maybe it's the drugs and rock&roll lifestyle that turns them lanky. I'm happy enough with these that it makes me want to make the rock/metal aesthetic the imps' thing.

I'm happy with the basic guitar template. I think it has just enough lines to evoke, without getting too caught up in the details. The tuning screws in particular. While I was colouring them, they didn't really take off until I decided that #2's long flowing hair needed to be bright pink, and realised that the guitars needed to be brightly patterned. After that it all fell into place.

#3's "hair" is weird. But not in a bad way. It's either shiny nylonish fur or stage-FX fire. Either way it looks cool enough. #1's squinty eyes are cute, and I like to imagine his outfit is a little metallic.

It's been longer than I realised since I last did a proper trio with interchangeable parts. Hair/wings, eyes, gloves, torso, guitar body, guitar head, tail tip. Now that's modular!

Also I tweaked the hydrocore to be lighter. Looks more vivid now I think.

1 comment:

  1. I am so starting a band with those guys. Yes, Hydrocore, you're in too. You're can just be on maracas. What? No, of course it's an important part of the music. You want fish groupies and blue M&Ms on the rider? Er, okay, I think we might be getting ahead of ourselves, Mr. Core. Eh? What do you mean you need your mineral water to be Evian? Surely you're... forget it, it's fine. THE BAND IS READY!