I was working on some eyeball studies (most of which is cropped out of this), and then it turned into my Action Science buddies from Savage Sword of Dr. Dinosaur. I haven’t had a chance to draw them in a few months and I’ve been missing them.
VIk, in the center, is still sort of a mystery to me. Meaning, I don’t really know him as a character yet. For so many years he was just another anonymous background character who got a funny line from time to time. On the one hand he’s big and tough, like
Jenkins Doc Savage, but on the other I feel like he should be more excitable than we have seen him, being that his main interest is in the truly fringe science stuff. In his own way he should be as big a goof/outsider as Bernard is.
I drew him with more chiselled features here and I do not like it, though I do like how he looks when the bridge of his nose is more pronounced like this. He was a bit too Muppet-like in v8 so I’ll keep playing with him.
What I do like/want out of Vik is what I get with Bernard -a good iconic geometrical shape that his whole head just sort of rides in. Lang is almost there -her head is generally bean-shaped in the comic, with less cheek/chin than shown here. But Vik is still a work in progress in that regard.
Basically I want all the human heads to mirror Robo’s in this way. Robo’s head is basically a marshmallow-shape. Or a turtle skull. Or both.
Lang grew her hair out. Partially b/c over a year+ will pass in Robo’s world before we see her again, and partially b/c we are introducing a new character who is younger than her and has a hip short haircut. :P
Bernard is just like he always is. A rock. Albeit a cravenly rock.
I don’t know who the random generic dude is. He was just part of the eyeball study.