|Neatened Photoshop Image|
Looking at the eel it is a flexible, jelly like moving creature that wouldn't be able to support mechanical arms and legs therefore there would have to be some kind of modified internal structure so it can. I looked at metal implants under the surface of the skin which look disgusting. In the eel I would imagined there would be a structure of metal rings supporting the creature up like an exoskeleton spine. On the arms I wanted to incorporate the spikes from a water water mine on the right and the spines of a sword nosed shark on the other. Keeping the the aquatic theme I used designs from armour shoulder plates and added a spiked fin shape.
Looking back at this image a little bit later, the legs don't look quite right and I feel his face can be more pointy as well as the spines on his back so I can really exaggerate those villainous features. I feel one or two more sketches then I think he will be there :).
Moving onto what colour pallet to use, to begin with I used a selection of colours from the image of the Moray Eel and chose an image of blue dark rusted metal for the mechanical/metal components.
|My Favourite Colour Combo|
|Villain Influence Map|