Meet Joaquin Murrieta and John Henry

By | Thursday, April 19, 2007 Leave a Comment
I was playing in Second Life again last night and started trying to draft up some character designs for "Propaganda of the Deed." Using largely what I already had stashed away in my inventory, I came up with some basic designs for Joaquin Murrieta (right) and John Henry (below) in about two hours.

Henry still needs some work. He needs more muscle definition certainly, and I'm not entirely happy with the shape of his torso in general. Obviously, his nipples need to be tweaked down a notch or three. And his hammer is more of a battle hammer than a sledgehammer. But like I said, it's using what I had on hand.
There's an interesting bonus with my character choices that I hadn't even considered before last night. They all have pretty inherently significant visuals because of their respective races. Murrieta's Mexican, Wukong is Chinese, Henry is African-American. Liddell and Watson are both English, but they're opposite genders, so there's little chance of confusing the two visually. It's making character design go pretty smoothly since I don't have to concern myself overmuch with whether or not the characters are distinctive enough visually.

The downside that occurred to me, though, is that Sun Wukong will be difficult to design in his monkey form. I'll have to do some searching to see what might already be available as far as monkey avatars is concerned.

And, while I'm on the subject, let me throw out there again that I could use some help in making this happen. I've got one volunteer so far, but it'd make things a lot easier with a few more!
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