“Energy flow OK…”
“Power cells OK…”
“Plasma blaster OK…”
“All systems green…”
She looked downward from atop the Proteus Corporation skyscraper, gazing at the chaos below. Automatons once developed to help humanity had turned on them. They were built to aid in construction, transportation and demolition, and all at once, as if planned, they started to “malfunction”, vehicles running off the road, crashing into buildings and injuring and even killing the populace.
But one young woman, Megan Carter, saw it coming. She worked on the project, but she never trusted the department heads. They had been inspired by the pharmaceutical industry. Create the problem, and then sell the cure. They programmed a virus into all of their machines, and meant to trigger them surreptitiously, only a few at a time, then make money by selling the ‘antivirus’, which would only be a short-term cure. But even the department heads could not have known the megalomaniacal tendencies of Dr. Cassius Carter, who wrote the virus. He would trigger them all at once, and only he would have the real panacea—and he wrote an extra command into the virus, enabling him to command the automatons himself.
One thing he didn’t count on was his assistant and (now ex-) wife Megan, who studied the technology along with him, and fashioned herself a battle suit enabling her to take the fight to them, to protect herself and others. The day had come. She didn’t have time to test the suit’s features. The world was in trouble and unless she could find a way to stop the virus, and her ex-husband, everyone and everything was at the mercy of her former lover’s soulless automatons.
Megan leapt from the roof and opened fire, her plasma energy tearing through an out-of-control medical mech flinging syringes like throwing daggers, leaving it in pieces as she landed in a three-point stance on the ground below, leaving a crater and breathing hard. She stood up and saw numerous bipedal droids with arm cannons—police mechs—rushing toward her.
Megan wheeled around and opened fire.
Like it? Wear it! Or put her on other stuff...
"Megan", inspired very loosely by Mega Man, was something I roughed up simply and threw together in an attempt to produce a less time consuming illustration, after the off-and-on week I spent developing Chandra, girl #16.
She was wearing a two piece bikini with her armor at first, then I realized that many of the girls I've drawn so far--almost all of them, really--had exposed midriffs. For the sake of variety I covered up her abdomen.
There's a lot I would do with this if I wanted to spend more time on it--maybe make a futuristic backdrop or have her shooting something...but I'm going to move ahead for now.
- The pose is well done and works with her figure.
- That blue color scheme is a good combination with the skin tone you chose.
- It's Mega Man-esque enough to see the homage, but it's still uniquely a Dualmask costume design.
- The shading and shine effects are on point, and little details like the graded tint on the sunglass/goggles help.
Seriously. This is good stuff!
Not to say I'm all that good at it, but it's still something to think about. When I look at Megan, I see several elements that he notes. Maybe the key is the aesthetic, or as JohnK notes, the pleasing arrangement of shapes, which I think your character has, along with readability.