Wednesday, March 11, 2009

1. Art Competition

Okay, here's the first submission to the art competition mentioned. This is Carlos Mendez's crack at doing a Hooper, and he promises more later.

7 comments:

David Robotham said...

I think that is a great sketch of a sci-fi bionic / upgraded soldier type.

But in my mind he is... filled with too many gubbinz to be a Hooper. I always imagined the Spatterjay Virus aggressively rejecting foreign objects like bionic parts and add-ons. Making Hoopers far more a mass of muscle and scars dressed up like a pirate with the odd sci-fi trapping.

vaudeviewgalor raandisisraisins said...

jeez, this guy is a total pro.

Neal Asher said...

I agree, Robotham - this looks more like someone infected with Jain technology. Though it is rather good nevertheless.

Paul said...

A blunderbus with a magazine!

I thought "Skellor" when I first saw it.

The boy can draw though, I'm not mocking his effort.

Live for films said...

That's a great pic but I also don't feel it is like a Hooper. More like a Gollum with some of the skin ripped off or as Neal said a Jain infected bloke.

Great work though

CMD said...

Thanks Neal for uploading my sketch to your blog...
And thanks for your comments.
When I did this pic I was thinking on an augmented hooper...or cored with Prador tech.
...Anyway, I've had such a great time reading Neal's books (in fact, I started reading Sci-Fi again because of them...!) that I'll be doing more pictures inspired on them...Hope you don't mind Neal...
:-)

Djester13 said...

I like the detail and the pose. Matches the level of aggression that I feel when reading the fight scenes. But yup, not what I think of exactly when I imagine a hooper.
Robotham you are reading my mind.