Already, you can tell this is going places. There is a lot going on here. Raine left it all here on the page. But here’s his description:
- He has a head, one eye, 15 arms, 9 legs and a big metal green body.
- And eyebrows.
- And shoulder pads with spikes and fire on the spikes.
- And a force field that can protect him from evil. He can spread all of this arms and legs out.
- He can fly and is super strong. He has heat-ray vision from his one eye.
- And his legs can twist all around.
- He doesn’t like anything.
- And his hands can shoot fire.
- His feet have rocket boots.
That’s a pretty intense monster. I decided we’d go full robot in there, and I reinterpreted ‘arms’ a little bit, but I think I’ve captured the essence of what Raine was trying to lay out here. It took me awhile though. I went through a few drafts, and for some reason I was starting with a 3/4 view, and nothing was feeling right.
I really wanted to capture the hawk and octopus feeling from the name, while trying to stay true to the description and drawing as best I could. So I added a beak feature, and turned the ‘arms’ into ‘wing’ structures that still could act like arms and hands, and the legs are basically octopus like legs.
So, I went back to the source material, and decided I’d do it as a full on front view with a little bit of perspective to it. I think it came out pretty well:
How do you think we did here?