Added a couple of little bits, including the mustache. Overall, it is the look I was going for. I don’t know how I’d ever use it in the comic, but now that it exists, it is up as an option.
I saw the new X-Men movie. It was okay. Parts were amazing, but I thought it was slow in parts. Could’ve used a little tightening. Within the X-Film franchise, it is probably the third best, possibly the second best. (The other two in that race? X2 and First Class.)
I struggled with more things to add. I modified a lot, but adding random gears wasn’t something I wanted to do. I settled on the stripes as a big, bold visual, because it felt more circus-y to me, and the origin of superhero tights is found in the costumes of the circus and sideshows.
I may not be done. I could possibly add one more element, but I haven’t decided for sure, yet.
Check it out next time to see if any changes come. See you then!
Lacking a solid idea, I decided to ask myself what a Steampunk version of the Scarab might look like.
Probably something like that, I guess. I’ll refine during inking, try to put in a few more details. Right now, I’m under the weather, just trying to get some stuff up. My record last week was less than stellar. I don’t want to repeat that.
You know, something just seemed… missing from the image. So, I fixed that.
Yep, looky there! Now we know the source of the irritation! It is Captain Knowledge! Really, I was just having so much trouble coming back to this one, I decided I needed the extra element. Hope you like it.
Sorry about yesterday, folks. Storms tore through town and just kept coming. The computer stayed off throughout, so not post. We had a few storms earlier today, but now it seems relatively safe.
So, the inks. I gotta say, he certainly is irritated by something. I’m not sure what, but it is there.
Oh, and yeah, for those that noticed, I updated the theme and the banner image at the top of the blog. It isn’t finished, but the newest version of Paint (which is my preferred platform of quick work) doesn’t hold the integrity of gifs like it should. (Microsoft – it is a gif. I should be able to save a solid color and not have pixels of various shades pop up after I am done.)
There you have it. The first bearer of the moniker of The Crimson Scarab. Knowing I have already designed this, you should know I have actually designed no less than six variants of the costume worn by previous Scarabs. Eventually, you may see them all.