Here is a collaborative project I am working on with up and coming character artist Bebe Daolakone. Bebe is my fiance’s 15 year old brother and over the last year I have watched him rapidly develop his skills using the program Blender. If you ask me I think the kid is a prodigy. The character above is a skill-building character he recently designed to further develop his Blender skills. When he showed me his progress I had was stunned and I was telling him how much I was impressed by his work and how innovative it was. What attracts me most to Zero is its retro-modern, futuristic look.
For the image above Bebe obviously did the bulk of the work creating his character from scratch with inspirations from his previous character Super Solder 77. I added the finishing touches using Lightroom and Photoshop to add grain, color, and lighting to make the image look a bit more realistic. The typography was the last addition to the composition but wasn’t the least thought out. We decided to use the font Univers to accentuate the retro-modern, futuristic feel.
All I can say is be on the lookout for Bebe Daolakone. I can guarantee that you will hear about him and see his work in the near future. I will definitely be posting more of our collaborations here on the blog.