...I'll have Christiain Sharp and his dubious alter-ego up sometime tomorrow morning...
...I'll have Christiain Sharp and his dubious alter-ego up sometime tomorrow morning...
Christian Sharp was born one half of a siamese twin, attached together at the head to his sibling Damian. At the age of 10, they underwent an operation to separate them. The success rate for the operation was 90%, so worries going in were very low. Damian, however, was nervous about the operation and was not so sure about it, but was finally persuaded by his brother that it would be the best thing for the two of them. Unfortunately, the operation was not properly scoped out and complications occurred. Damian did not survive. Christain was devastated by this, feeling responsible for persuading Damain to go with the operation. Christian lost sight in his right eye as a result of the surgery (which had been expected beforehand).Christian then studied hard to redeem himself and became a world class specialist in biology, helping to create new techniques in many surgical procedures and in body reconstruction. His status eventually lead to a term as the Surgeon General, which has Christian considering a second career in politics.
The Evil Eye
The Evil Eye is the alternate corrupted persona of Christian Sharp, born from the torment and guilt over the death of his twin. Early in his surgical career, Christian made several attempts at finding ways to bring his brother back from the dead. While unsucessful, many of his findings were applied to other surgical techniques that brough him to the forefront of the medical community. It is believed that Christian looked into alternative means to accompish his goals as well, including magic, to bring his brother back to life. The Evil Eye came to being from this obsession, in retaliation to the medical community and society for their perceived unacceptance of those naturally disfigured or different from the norm. The true identity of the Evil Eye is undetermined... is he Damian Sharp, brought back to life through the means of dark magic? Is he Christian Sharp, possessed by the spirit of his dead brother? Or is he just a fragment of Christian grieving mind, personafied into existance to secretly undo all that Christian has accomplished? No one knows for sure...
The Evil Eye is an expert in genetic alterations, often enlisting the use of henchmen and modifying them to accompish his means of revenge and anarchy. The spines on his arms are capable of extending out to various ranges, and are capable of secreting various poisons.
I wanted the fractured head to represent the dead half of Damian's face, which wouldn't have been reconstructed upon the failed surgery. It is unknown how his partial facial apparance is created, which leads to the question of whether he really is Christian or his brother Damian. I left the origin of the character open a bit, to give a bit of mystery to him. The Evil Eye perceives himself as the Evil "I", as a pun and reflection on the dual nature of Christian, both mentally and physically.
I haven't done up a design for Jordan King, and probably won't get around to doing it. I didn't get around to developing a unique concept for her, though I was tempted to throw up a drawing of a computer and making Jordan an online sentient alien computer program that broke free from the original rocket that the Vigil arrived to Earth in...
So I liked the idea behind CaptainBosh's Superhulk, and decided I'd take a stab at mixing the characters. I have some sketches for some other characters rounding out the universe, but haven't colored them. I also have an unusually detailed backstory, but am too lazy to post it now. I'll come edit it later.
Essentially, all you need to know now is that my version of Hulk is very weak in Clark Banner form, but tries to maintain a state of mild pertubedness, which bulks him up just a bit and gives him low-level superman abilities (flight, increased strength, etc). It is then when he dons the tights. However, if he gets too angry, he Hulks out, has a drastic increase in strength, but loses the concentration needed for flight, so does the 'hulk-style leaps' to get places.
For those of you not able to participate in this year's Project CBRunway, feel free to play along at home as you're able by posting your own "entries", following the same requirements set in each challenge, here.
song of the moment: "sao paulo" ~ the deadstring brothers
"So let's get something straight right off the bat: most people, when you say 'private detective' think 'undercover detective'. This is what might be called 'lazy thinking and media programming'. A private detective is someone who detects in the private sector. As I am both black and blind my options for gainful employment in the public sector are woefully limited. So instead I've opened a nice little office, hired a lovely little staff (my seeing eye dogs I call them), and spend my days and nights figuring out the ins and outs of other people's problems. I enjoy figuring out the ins and outs of other people's problems almost as much as I love being conspicuous and spending large amounts of money on pretty things I will never see. Now if that bothers you, or if you'd feel more comfortable with someone in a trenchcoat who hasn't showered in three days, please feel free to leave now. Otherwise, sit back, relax, and tell me how Natalie Smythe-Powers Investigations can help you."
Check out 2009's drawings at my new thread on the Artist & Writer Showcase.
"I prefer working out of strict continuity, because no normal human being can have a firm grip on the constantly shifting bardo-like territory of a comics universe, where entire histories can be erased by a strong enough super-sneeze."- Grant Morrison
Inspiration: Inspiration for my playalong entry definetly stemmed from Narciso Rodriguez's fall 2009 collection. He used the black tight head covering quite a few times throughout the line, which really sparked the "creative monkeys", from their I came up with what you see before you. I thought the camel & black balanced out eachother quite nicely, and I think it's hilarious that I didn't realize that I used the same color palette as the original Tarantula till after it was finished! I wanted this design to be fairly simple, since I created a pretty "hands on" detective, I wanted it to focus on mobility and not on intricate detail.
Biography: Growing up in the 1920's, little Cynthia "Cello" Majors lived a nice life (for the times) where she discovered her love for music at a young age. Her favorite instrument was the Cello, which is why she was coined with that nickname in particular. Cello shined with her prized possesion in hand, but without it she was a simple wallflower. On her 17th birthday, Majors picked up her very first issue of Detective Comics, which spun her into an entirely new direction. Inspired by Batman, the caped crusader, Majors quickly found her way to the Big Apple where she joined a cast of kookers in a small detective firm ," Infamous Inc." During the War, Infamous Inc. was contracted out by the US Government to intervene in Nazi Affairs. Majors was one of the few detectives from her firm who was sent to Europe, once there she quickly got to work. Her first assignment was to find out information about the Nuclear Warhead progression which proved difficult for the young girl. However, much to her luck, she came across a quite attractive scientist working on the project, who she conveniently began to date. After they had been "dating" for a few months, the scientist accidently left the key to one of the many warehouses in use for the Nazis. Cello quickly took this chance to do alittle snooping where she was able to find important information about their progression on Nuclear Weapons. Much to her dismay, the scientist found her out, making Cello flee for Great Britain for refuge. Once their she was able to send the information to the allies to help them further complete the Manhattan Project. Unfortunately before she could make it back to the States, Cello was intercepted by the Nazis, leading to her untimely death. However her contributions to the Allied Forces ultimately led to their victory, making her an unspoken War Hero.
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Meet Finn Callahan: retired cop and part-time private investigator. Recently retired after 43 years on the force, he got his PI license and runs a part time business based out his old partner's bar. As Finn would say "Retired or not, a man needs to keep his mind and body active, and if I can help a few folk out (for appropriate compensation) it's a fine way to spend my time."
My first thought was that a private detective/plain clothes policeman needs to choose clothing that simultaneously provides a respectable, trustworthy look and to hopefully cause people to underestimate him. I deliberately picked a mish-mash look to help reinforce a relaxed, yet calming effect. I wanted Finn to have the look of the man that a neighbourhood trusts to arbitrate disputes.
P.S. atoningunifex I love the power look you gave Natalie - It's a totally in control pose and the white just works so very well with it.
Well it's not entirely a plain clothes detective but ah well, not competing anyway :p.
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Maybe it would be considered plain clothes in some steam punk reality. It's a pretty cool design.
"Just dash something down if you see a blank canvas staring at you with a certain imbecility. You do not know how paralyzing it is, that staring of a blank canvas which says to the painter: you do not know anything."
- Vincent Van Gogh
Oh, she IS! I think the full body tights, even her head, really bring the concept together as a whole. It really works.
And those shoes are fantastic ;)
Lol, a cast of kookers!
Gaaah! Now that the voting thread is closed I can post my image of Rover PI. My DOG of an entry. If I had to do it over again I would have changed the write up somewhat to where it was painfully obvious that Miss Lawson was the detective and the dog was just a clever marketing stunt of a pet. I might have not even shown Rover at all. And I would have changed her makeup and hair. But anyway, hindsight is 20/20 as they say. Please enjoy the cover of issue #27 of Rover PI, The Saga of Benjamin Shepherd.
Feedback still wanted, because I am a glutton for punishment.
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