Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Previous Research - Marvel: The Armadillo

Looking through Greek mythology and i found no references to an armadillo (which wasn't surprising), however in my search through images of armadillos I came across a Marvel character based on a genetic splice with an armadillo.

Fact File:

Universe: Marvel Universe
Real Name: Antonio Rodriguez
Aliases: None
Identity: Secret
Citizenship: U.S.A. (criminal record)
Place of Birth: San Antonio, Texas
First Appearance: Captain America #308

"Little is known about the background of Antonio Rodriguez other than that he has a criminal record and wife named Maria. His wife critically stricken with an undiagnosed disease, Rodriguez took her to every doctor who would see her but none were able to determine the nature of her illness, let alone help her. In desperation, he sought Dr. Karl Malus, a criminal scientist who specializes in the generation and bestowal of superhuman powers, whom he had heard about while in prison. Malus agreed to try to cure her in exchange for the man agreeing to become his test subject and employee for an indefinite period of time."

"Malus subjected the man to an experimental process that combined genetic material from an armadillo with the man's genes. The Process caused the man's strength to increase drastically, his skin to transform into a tough, organic armored plate, and his hands to grow thick tough claws."

I'm not a big fan of comics but it was still useful to look at how they approached the splice. The character being male they took the armoured plated skin of an armadillo and layered them across the the body empathising the muscles on the arms legs and back. When it comes to my splice I will need it to look feminine so i cant go overboard with muscles like they have, but possibly find a way thats more sutble.

Notes from Sketchbook

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