- My Sketchbook
Creative creations for an inpsired intellect
- The following are various characters and creatures I made up for the various comicbook ideas I've come up with. While my style is currently that of the famous Anime and Manga craze that's sweeping the entertainment world right now. It is really about thinking out-side-the-box with my artwork and differently than everyone else. Wether it's making a comic-book with a message or personifying an everyday object, I try to keep my mind fresh on perspective and drawing something new.
The BatCharacter designs drawn by -Ivan DelgadoThis here is 2 versions of one of the Creatures shown in my upcoming comicbook project code-named Prodigal (See "The Man Character for more information on the book.) It's kind of a evolution of the character, design wise of course. The 1st one, which is the one above, is more a muscular intimidating type creature. with a wicked mouth and extremely muscular physique, he's the kind of creature you don't want to be in the same cave with. He is indeed creepy
Similarly, the one below, was also created with that sense in mind but much more stream lined and agile. he is what I call the "ninja predator" version of the character and might be the finalized design for it. It's skull structure obviously is quite different than a bat. reason being because I was toying with the Idea of his head being sort of like a resonating chamber, he can shoot focused narrow soundwaves from his slits of a nose, which will give him an idea of how far he is from his target, or he can open his mouth predator style to produce a widespread screech which will give him an idea of what the environment around him will look like (on top of annoying anyone within earshot.) While it seems like he has 2 ears on the outside it is actually merges into one inside his head where a very sensitive eardumb lies inside a second resonating chamber. The sound bounce around the chamber continually hitting the eardrum giving him an idea of his surrounding and the length between him and his target in detail. As you can obviously see I was extremely interested in the logic behind this character.
- The Main CharacterCharacter drawn by-Ivan DelgadoThis gentleman is the main character of my upcoming comicbook, codenamed Prodigal. AS you can tell the story of the book is loosely based on the bible, but it's really based on the book of philemon rather than Jesus' famous parable. It's set in a world when Darkness rules the day. Everything nocturnal are now the most dangerous predators (see "The Bat" for one example of this). Fungi as tall as trees assist the already clouded sky in effectily blocking out the sun and and pine trees as tall as bushes dot the landscape. The world is in dissaray and the only one that can fix this is a man of legend called "the bridge builder."
As you can see this character is down on his luck, he is a slave to philemon, who treats him more of a friend than a slave, but when he gets into trouble and is then motivated to seek out the bridge builder. he sets out on his own to find out what it is he should truly believe in.
- The Battle WhaleCharacter drawn by -Ivan Delgado
As unique as it is Ironic, this creature, while still my original creation, was inspired by the game Scribblenauts. In the game your main character has a magic notebook, in which you can write words in and the words that you write come to life to help you in puzzles throughout the game, One said level has you taking cargo from one island to another. below you is a friendly whale you can ride , Well as I found out, it seemed as though you can glue the cargo to the rope and the rope to whale, now the thing was there were monsters in the water as well. Seeing it harder to navigate around them i started thinking "what if I can attach a harpoon gun to the back of the whale. Turns out I was able to. That when that moment came I was ecstatic and soon I was inspired to draw my new creation in full-fledged form with unique armor and a giant semiautomatic revolving harpoon gun in the back. As you can see the way the rider rides the whale is a bit inspired by avatar. What can I say? This piece was heavily inspired.
- The Electric HareCharacter drawn by -Ivan DelgadoThis picture is really a character sketch of the following one. As you can see I tried to create a theme with this character. That day i had challenged myself to take an everyday object and personify it, in this case a power plug. The coil like nature of it's arms and legs are like that of power plug coils (with an admitted inspiration from a certain USB i found as well). There are several references to plugs and outlets that adorn the character everywhere, from his plug like helmet and scarf, to his outlet like abdomen and nose. Even his hands are in the shape of the object. The part of him that is non-plug like like is actually his tail which look quite similar to that of a rabbit's. That's because as I was designing the character I had thought It would be fun if he was a hare,.