Here’s an old model sheet of the protagonist of my story Space Zoo, Xax Starclipper. He’s gone through very small changes since this was drawn, such as thinner arms and legs. His head design has always been the same armadillo/cat hybrid with a beak since I created him, so there is very little chance that will change on him.
Back in the day I did a very large art project at another school I attended. Long story short, here is some of the art I used to decorate the walls.
These three images depict the epic fight of the main protagonist and antagonist. I wanted dynamic images to show their powers being used on one another seeing how this is the climax of my story. One of my secret joys in life is to choreograph fight scenes with my characters by drawing them in acrobatic poses, and these three images show just that.
Seeing how I was on a creative streak with these characters back in the day, I wanted to make a villain team as well to do battle with my heroes.
The yellow character was the main leader, Metal Man, who was pretty much an evil robot. Going clockwise: Glass Girl, Acid Man, Plastic Woman, Paint Woman, Cement Man, Steel Man, and Digital Man.
Globber Man started out simply as this, a green glob blob with two eyes, a stubby nose, and 2 form-able two boxing glove type hands.
Globber Man’s personality was the typical eager young hero wanting to see where his life would take him. Since he was made out of whatever glob was, he wondered if he would ever be a part of the Elemental Agents and thought of himself as an outsider. The time came for him to prove that his element was a practical one, and with that, saved the day and became a full fledged member of the Elemental Agents.
As the series got a bit more flushed out, I came up with a grounded philosophy for my little characters. I thought, “Well, this doesn’t make him much of a man.” So I came up with the idea of having him have 2 forms. A simple travel size form, and a powered up humanized form.
I came up with the idea of naming him as Globber Mite.
While in his “mite” form, was able to shoot blob globs from his mouth, stretch, and ricochet off of walls like a rubber ball. His abilities were limited while in this form, but still had it’s advantages.
When in this “up-graded” form, he would be known as the true Globber Man. While in this form, he gained new abilities, but would have to sacrifice some old ones. As his “Man” form he advanced his fighting techniques with stronger arms (which are now amply loaded with blob globs to shoot from), and spawned some powerful legs enabling him to be more agile and acrobatic. He is still able to stretch in ways, but in this form he loses his defensive ability of turning into an unstoppable ball.
Here’s a character from the MatTOON archives: Globber Man! (The little green dude at the top) and the rest of the Element Agents.
He’s green, he’s squishy, he’s a defender of peace! He’s GLOBBER MAN!
He’s a little green glob that fights along side the agents of the elements (kind of like the Justice League of Earthly matter)
Names (starting from top and left to right by each row) Globber Man, Water Man, Fire Man, Wood Man, Lava Man, Wind Woman, Rock Man, Lightning Man, Oil Man, Gold Man, Silver Woman, Ice Man, Marble Man, Crystal Girl, Snow Girl, Smoke Man, Rubber Boy, Dust Boy, Copper Man, Bronze Boy, Gem Woman, and Coal Man.
The point of this little character design experiment was to design various head shapes that would fit a texture theme to each character. For the most part, I believe that this was a fun little venture that got my head back into the thought of color design and inserting personality into what were just shapes of funny little folks.