Check it out, everyone. I’ve had a couple of designs for Vincent Cannon (the protagonist of Ironwood) for a while now, and here they are.
The top-left version might be what he will look like in the Ironwood animated series (which isn’t real, but, y’know, there’s always hope). It was fun coloring Vincent in this relatively simple fashion, which I understand is necessary for this kind of animation. The three other designs are a little prettier, if only because I threw some paint on them in Adobe Sketch (rather than just doing blocks of color). You also get to see Vincent in various stages of undress–take that how you will.
These somewhat finalized Ironwood character designs take a while, but I hope to post more of them in the future… maybe even a full-body Vincent at some point!
Hey guys! I’m here to deliver the last redesign of the summer, another quick doodle not unlike the ones for Little Man and Longlegs (Hera’s was the only one that was really finalized). At this point, you’ve probably noticed that the four redesigns feature the protagonist of the main four stories I’m writing: The Forging, Moon Man, The Steampunks, and Ironwood. Vincent’s turn has rolled around, and the changes I’ve made to him are very intentional.
For one thing, Vincent’s facial structure has been altered to make him seem older and more experienced. While the faces of Art and my previous drawing of Vincent were nearly identical, he’s now got a more prominent chin and higher cheekbones than my webcomic counterpart. Meanwhile, he’s gone through a slight change in costume as well; he sports a hat complementing his classic leather jacket (but that’s been swapped out for a different design as well). The one thing that hasn’t changed is Vincent’s grim expression; the city of Ironwood is nothing to smile at, especially when its very survival depends on the course of your actions.
That’s it for now. If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been feeling pretty down lately (maybe it’s reflected in my writing?). My emotional state probably won’t change, but yours certainly can if you visit the Dustlander Productions Facebook page! I’m still working on backing up each and every post (just like with DeviantArt), but there’s enough content there to keep anyone entertained. Plus, I’m about to post a ton of Ironwood stuff! Feel free to like the page and share it with friends–I’m trying to get some publicity here!
At last, Harold McClinton (last seen in Keep Running) makes his long-awaited return… but as a totally new character! Meet Vincent Cannon, Private Eye–a 19-year-old detective enlisted in some of the most dangerous work in the state of Nevada.
It’s 1989, and after a past life riddled with grave mistakes and even worse consequences, Vincent has moved to the city of Ironwood. Here, among the rows of cranes and buildings currently under construction, he finds a ruthless criminal underworld, a mysterious vigilante movement, and even a previous partner-in-
crime detective work. When his line of work takes a turn for the worse, though, he’ll also have to find hope in the darkness and a reason for fight for what is right.
I understand that all of that was a little dense (read it again if you have to!), so, if you want to get a feel for what Ironwood will be like, I would recommend listening to Brandon Flowers’ “Digging Up the Heart” from his latest album The Desired Effect. As for my other projects (The Forging, Moon Man, and The Steampunks), related songs would include “Warriors” (Imagine Dragons), “The Moon-Atomic” (Angels and Airwaves), and “Radioactive” (Imagine Dragons, but preferably the Pentatonix and Lindsey Stirling version) respectively.
That’ll be it for now–and for this week, probably… I’m heading to Utah for another family reunion. Hopefully I’ll get some sketches done there, though! Until then…