Me and my fella enjoy our fair share of games, but we really get a kick of out Starbound. So much so, that we've been doing little side projects of our characters. He's been writing a riveting Glitch back story, and I in turn, have been working out a rough little time line for my Nova Kid, Methany....which in theory I would like to make some little comics for. I've been struggling to find a way to draw Methany without looking too realistic...so I got real busy this week and started drawing designs for Methany's origin comic. As Nova Kid's are the least written about in the universe cannon so far (as they were a stretch goal in the kickstarter...) I've got a lot of creative wiggle room to work with.
TOP LEFT: Here we have Methany's starting design for the game start...with the basic equipment. Look at that little bow legged beauty. I'm a little worried about the Nova Kid's lack of face...but hopefully this will be a challenge on body language so I can practice conveying emotions. She's got her trusty matter manipulator!
TOP MIDDLE: Methany is a bit of a horder. I'll be honest. She's got jars upon jars of bugs in her cockpit. In rainbow order. Here she is with a common variant known for it's pointy bug teeth. Instruments. Blue prints. Hats. It is ridiculous.
TOP RIGHT: Methany's Father, to appear in the comic.
CENTER MIDDLE: Methany's mother, to appear in the comic.
MIDDLE RIGHT: Chibi Methany and her trusty accordion. She likes to waddle across the depths of the sea, playing with her Glitch companion, LED Coghum.
BOTTOM LEFT: A starting sketch of some toxic ocean attire....
BOTTOM CENTER: Beach Creepin'.
BOTTOM RIGHT: Not star bound related. While I was at work the other day (I work at a call center) one of our clients was yelling at a child in the background. "DON'T SHAKE THE SNAIL. PUT THE SNAIL DOWN." Apparently, after a rainy night, her 4 year old brought back a snail as a pet....and was facinated by shaking the container he put it in to get it to move. He named it Gary, after Spongebob. Had to sketch it.