voodoo: who says it's not a blue pasty? they're all the rage in the future, what with global warming and all. ok so i just made that up, but who's to say that's not the story with that picture? [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
moose: thanks, i've been meaning to post that to get some motivation to complete it, since it's very far from done. the title is 'Moribund Math' and, though i don't know what exactly is going on in the scene, i am very happy with the direction of the big skeleton guy's design. don't worry, it's not done by a long shot. i just recently cracked the psd file open again and started working--i'll post some closeups maybe.
poop: thanks man, i said above, i'm happy with it. and it would make a pretty fun model--the shoulder blocks are made of granite or some similar material, and at least some of the faces of the blocks are rough-hewn, which would be perfect for normal mapping.
thanks steady, good to hear from you. i hope you get postin' one of these days [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
JKMakowka: all of the astronaut pictures (and he is an astronaut, not a cosmonaut; look up the pictures of the headgear from apollo astronauts) are part of a story. astroman is coming back from a mission in space and is going through a rigorous (if excessive) decontamination and quarantine procedures, which is why he's got all the tubes around and up his nose. he's not suffering any nosebleeds [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
and as far as the suitcase goes, the astroman character (also seen in my avatar) is just a long running character of mine. not that it explains it (as snemmy rightly points out, there is no explanation), but here's the original image
with the heart on the suitcase if you're curious.
snemmy: yes, you understand the briefcase perfectly [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] i've always got more power armor designs hidden away somewhere.. one of these days i'll get back to the GiTS-style girl that EQ wants to see.
brome: yeah, these are pretty unfinished, which is partly my style--but contrary to my last post, the astroman sequentials are not concepts, they're part of a story. they were drawn under particular conditions: 1. i just really like the rough look of them, and 2. i gave myself a maximum of about an hour or so to draw them, one page a day. needless to say i stopped after about 5 days, but were i to choose to maintain it i could.
noserider: thanks, but as i mentioned above not all of them are full-fledged concepts. the piece with the skeleton fellow, however, will most certainly get finished to a level up to or beyond 'ostrich standards' [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
sniper: thank you, as i explained above those are pages to a storyline... i've removed the text from the pages and omitted certain pages because i don't think it's quite ready for prime time. but maybe one of these days i'll actually have a story to tell.
swampbug: thanks, i'm keen on working up that character to its full potential. [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] oh, as mentioned, here's a detail from that piece at full resolution: