Wow, cool topic for an contest. It's my first contest here at zbc, so i'm really exited. There's already a bundle of cool threads here.
I've more or less spend all my time from the announcing day till now (exept from eating a nice portion of christmas duck and drinking champagne at new year), trying to come up with a cool hero.
i've had many ideas but this one, came closest to my initial idea.
Enough talk... here's my contribution.
Artist name: Rasmus Warming
Name: Arctic (real name unknown)
Age: 50 years.
Abilities: His whole body can freeze, though not slowing him down or do any damage to his inner organs.
This abillity helps him in close combat, due to he doesen't need to worry about pain, because he can't feel it.
He's also known to be able to freeze components to death, by crystalline their inner. Though this only happends rarely, as he has to be really pissed to fo this.
He also ages slower due to this freezing abillity.
Weapon of choice: The ice tap found with him when he was a child.
Backstory (short version)
He was found by an british polar exploration team only 4 years old. They found him feasting on a ice bear, the little boy had just killed a few minutes prior with an tap of ice.
Brought back to England, scientists ran dozens of tests on him. Amazed by his abillities. So far none of them have succeded in explaining exactly how he's doing it, not hurting his organs in battle.
He also very quicly became of huge intrest for the secrect service. They trained him martial arts from when he was 6 years old.
He now works as heavy crime detective/minute-man, for the british governments secret service, newest project.
Yesterday, i started working on the zSphere bases aswell as first pass on his head. He looks older than he does in the conept, but i kinda like it, so for now i'll leave it be.
I recorded most of the "concepting" session. Sadly i forgot to press record after a short break, so the end is missing. Also made a little progess sheet of the same session. That you can see here.
-The different levels and zSphere bases.
Lastly the latest wip of the head. Next i'll start working on the body.
c&c is as always very welcome.