Sweetangel was too busy for the contest, so I decided to continue on with a different concept. I'm more of a toon, hand-painted artist so the contest doesn't really play to my strengths but I thought it could be fun to try none-the-less.
So without further ado, I present the story of Ayakashi, an innocent young forest-sprite who gets caught up in a horrible death race. Can this adventurous youth survive the race with only her trusty steed, the Bumblechow, and a Slingshot? Find out next time on... Petrol/Blood!
Inspirations board on Pinterest
The Swordfish from Cowboy Bebop was a big aircraft design inspiration for my first entry, so I was looking at it a lot, and noticed it was kind of divided up like a bee. That got me to thinking of a cartoony bee-rider. Since I'm not very good at high-poly sculpting, I thought I should target peoples feelings more, so I decided I needed to make the bee more relatable. Perhaps by combining it with some favorite household pet?
I also noticed that bees are pretty fluffy, so I looked for a fluffy dog to fuse it with and thus the Bumblechow was born. I also really wanted to try out the Shadow of the Colossus fur technique.