Anyway, it's pretty self-explanitory, so I hope you enjoy!
The rest of this project can be found in this gallery!
I knew Marduk was a "master of disguise" but I hadn't seen anything that really exemplified it before here. I totally get it now! Its amazing how versatile their features are! Super cool!
All the fashion you've come up with amazing too! What are your inspirations?
Solaris is heavily inspired by the “street/urban ninja” trend in New York street style, and “future fashion” trends on the runway. I also try to include as many Asian cultures into the designs as I can, since the world is specifically a pan-Asian to Pacific-Islands inspired future world (Asian including South, Southeast, and Central Asia, as well as parts of the Middle East and North African area)
Fashion designers I heavily reference include: Rick Owens, Gareth Pugh, Boris Bidjan Saberi, KTZ, Yohji Yamamoto, Demobaza, Alexander Wang, Pyrex, Hood By Air, Givenchy, Rein Vollenga
Other media inspirations include: Samurai Champloo, most Wuxia films, Avatar cartoon series, Ghost in the Shell, Tron
I'm just curious, are most of the characters in this part of the LGBT(Q?) community? Or are these just the characters you've taken particular liking to?
Actually I just took a look in your gallery and I'M EXTRA FLATTERED NOW...YOU'RE REALLY GOOD...
Thank you for being my inspiration and for not being afraid to be who you are.
It means so much to both of us that we can inspire you to keep working hard, I have no doubt that you'll be able to be much better than us someday if you keep going! Good luck man!
P.S. I was wondering if I could run a few character ideas by you I'm trying to flesh out for a story I'm doing.
I'm a pretty visual person so seeing some of the clothes and technology for the world is just so interesting to me. I also just really like how everything in this dump is mostly really dark with a splash of color in the hair or the tech (and the eyes too). I don't know if it's for recognizing characters or what but I really love it. And I'm just interested in everything and have a bunch of questions buzzing around in my head (like does Yun use sign language to communicate or is there a technological method that allows for that? If there is does Yun even have access to it since they're an orphan and a zillion little things like that).
But yeah, woo!
Yeah, this style is cyberpunk. I'm really happy you're digging it so far, because removing them from the AtLA world was pretty hard for us too.
The pops of color do help differentiate characters, but it's mainly the aesthetic I'm going for this project
I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOUR QUESTIONS, I may not be able to answer them but it's always great to have them so it prompts some ideas for us!
But to answer the ones about Yun: yes they use sign language! They were picked up by a shelter group and taught how to communicate. I think we could use some kind of tech for that too, but I like the idea of sign language most
As a side, really liking the detailed tats on the unnamed baddie as well. Any tips for fleshing out a sleeve tattoo design? I'd like to include some on a character or two of mine, but I can't seem to come up with anything that feels coherent enough as a fully-fleshed-out piece of art.
Gender fluidity can be weird at the beginning, but it's mainly understanding the ways people express gender, even between different days for the same person. Glad you like it regardless!
Hmm, designing tattoos is always hard, I don't really have a set method at the moment, but let's see if I can break it down simply:
1. find the style of tattoo you want, tribal, geometric, watercolor, etc, here is a good guide: dyemelikeasunset.tumblr.com/po…
2. research the style you want, what are some common design elements? eyes, letters, banners, fish, etc? What are the coloring methods and common color palette? Pick some that you think reflect your character well
3. more research, what are common spots for this style? in the dump, my baddie is based on yakuza tattoos, which are usually limited to the arms and legs in very blocked-out areas. Placement helps sell "the look"
4. branch out and make it unique to your character, break the rules a little
For now I'm using "they/them" for just Marduk, but it'll probably become everyone in the future