Sunday, May 23, 2010

Concepts - Neo(n)

Hello again! Thought I'd start this baby out with some concept art of Elements' main character, Neo! (aka Neon)

Older concepts. He had much bushier hair back then!

More recent depictions. Simplified his hair and his outfits.

Finished illustration of Neo at the Hartcord Mansion. The Hartcords find him injured and take him in.

Neo, our unfortunate hero, is a young boy about 15 or 16 years old. The Elements story begins from Neo's point of view as several other Elements break him out of a lab and attempt to flee the country. Their plan is foiled, however, and an injured and confused Neo winds up being taken in by a rich family. Neo doesn't remember any of his past prior to his transformation, and throughout the rest of the story attempts to find out who he is and where he came from. Even though he is the element Neon, everyone calls him Neo.

Neo is polite, helpful, and socially challenged. He is open and goofy around people he knows well, but terribly awkward around strangers. Small and lithe, Neo excels in speed but is challenged in the field of combat. His element powers include turning into a gaseous state when excited - basically he can manipulate the spacing of particles in his body (so if you were to try and cut his arm off with a sword, he could turn gaseous and the sword would pass right through his arm) - but he doesn't find this power until later in the series.

Stay tuned for more!

1 comment:

Kappa_in_a_handbag said...

really cool Kaycie!

"Neo, behave yourself or I'll suck you up in the vacuum!" >:U