Friday, September 24, 2010

Shadowrun on My Mind.... pt. 4

Finished up the Dwarf Rigger, which rounds out both the team and the classes. Going off my limited knowledge of Shadowrun, I think this would be a pretty capable team for most any job.

What to draw next?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Shadowrun on My Mind.... (Also bad guys from Ninja Turtles, apparently...)

So, my ever-astute friend QuizzNathaniel noticed that my Troll 'runner had a more-than passing resemblance to Bebop from Ninja Turtles. The Troll has horns, I began to say, but they both share a mohawk and very eighties-style shades.

See for yourself:

Thankfully, I work digitally, so it took less than five minutes to bring up a new layer, paint over the shades and hair, and have a brand new, and frankly much better-looking Troll:

Now, back to work on the Dwarf....

Shadowrun on My Mind.... pt. 3

I'm on a roll today! Here's the Orc mage:

Next up is the Dwarf rigger.

Shadowrun on My Mind.... pt. 2

The Troll was tricky: There's less of an accepted idea of exactly what the Troll looks like. They're desrobed as huge, strong, horned dudes anywhere from seven to ten feet tall, with almost ape-like proportions. It took a few tries, but I got it done:

This team of 'runners is starting to come together. Up next, female Ork mage.

Side Note: If anything, this Troll is actually on the small side.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Shadowrun on My Mind....

Shadowrun is an old-ish tabletop RPG that I've been aware of for a while now. I have many a fond memory of playing the videogame adaptation on the SNES, and the world has always appealed to me. Take Tolkein's dragons, elves, orks, trolls and dwarfs, put them into William Gibson's "Neuromancer", set the whole thing in Seattle and you get Shadowrun.

I can't actually remember why now, but I've had Shadowrun on my mind something fierce for the last few days. So much so that I've been doing character design images from the Shadowrun universe.

On the left, we have a female elf Technomancer, and on the right we have a male human Street Samurai. I'm planning on doing a Troll Bioware thug, an Ork shaman and a Dwarf rigger, to round out the races/classes. I plan to keep everything greyscale as well.