This week we're going to look at a classic 'machiner doing an interpretation of one of another classic 'machiner's characters. So, for your viewing pleasure here is AMS's take on Atomic Punk's eponymous signature character.
Now, this has got everything you'd expect from an AMS creation. 3/4 position pose (with clothes masked to fit), awesome shading, custom items (see right foot for details), cool face.
However, what really makes this one stand out for me is the way the costume is put together. The colour scheme is a good place to start here. Three colours, the usual and best number for a costume of this sort, with two colours (the yellow and black) being the dominant, whilst the third (white) is used sparingly, to give a distinction between large areas of the two dominant colours. The jacket sleeves are a good example of this, the white giving a border between the mainly yellow jacket and the black gloves.
We also see some very nice design features that really sell the costume design, the biggest and most obvious of which is the checkered leg with the belted knee (which might be my favourite part of the design). But we also have the neckwear jumper neck along the bottom of the jacket, the chain and the stripes on the jacket which all work together to really sell the design. I also like the fact that the zip on the jacket is also checkered, it gives a nice bit of continuity from the jacket to the trousers. It may be subtle but it just adds that little bit extra.
I’m surprised you didn’t notice the piano keys used as a belt, or is that the bottom of a sweatshirt or sweater hanging out below the jacket? Either way, AMs’s work KILS!
I don’t see any piano keys anywhere there, but I did mention the sweater in the last paragraph (it’s made out of a neckwear item, which I pointed out).
Oh, I thought it was one of the neckwear pieces scaled up as the belt/hem of the top. Great work as always.
Also checkout ams in the forums! He did a great design for Nobody.
So cool it is that HeroMachiners such as ams and H@RLEK(!)N offer opportunities to render others’ characters in their signature styles!
And, thanks, JR19759, I am thrilled and embarrassed at the same time.