One of the inspirations for Thorn Squadron was an idea I had based on super teams, like Gatchaman and Sailor Moon. The original idea had a team of girls with abilities fighting bad guys The Gentleman—visually based on a young Udo Kier—and The Cuckoo while being part of a place called Eumenides Academy. Then I sat […]Read more "Thorn Squadron Concept Art 7"
Captain Rima Cofresi was a character that came to me quickly, mostly because I wanted a Puerto Rican character. I tend to like the last name Cofresi, as it’s the only surname that was created in Puerto Rico. Also, that’s the name of a famous pirate. Captain Cofresi leads Thorn Squadron with a smile on […]Read more "Thorn Squadron Concept Art 6"
This was another quick work from Alaire. She really got into the characters, finding their look and capturing their essence. 1LT. Celester Quartz. She’s the XO and second-in-command. Goes by Thorn Two. Cool-headed and a pillar for the team. She can be really open to Captain Rima Cofresi.Read more "Thorn Squadron Concept Art 5"
Another amazing character design. I only told Alaire the basics: She fun, she’s no nonsense, and likes to blow shit up. Everything else fit into place. 2LT. Vespera Roche, Thorn Three. She’s the demolition expert. Has a strong friendship with Ju’vel’a.Read more "Thorn Squadron Concept art 4"
I don’t remember if it was on an email or on twitter, but Alaire’s reaction to Kee went from “I don’t like monkeys” to “I LOVE KEE!”. She did a great design with her. 2LT. Kee Wuko goes by Thorn Four. An agile pilot and ace, she instructs new pilots. Her race are called Haplornians.Read more "Thorn Squadron Concept Art 3"
Each page of concept art that came was as good as the next. Below’s another member of Thorn Squadron, done by Alaire Bowen. 2LT Ju’vel’aiza. The tech expert, communications, and hacker of the squadron. Goes as Thorn Five. A Turlian from the planet Turl, a humanoid race split from humans and evolved to see in […]Read more "Thorn Squadron Concept art"
Working with Alaire Bowen (@shiningcapella) | Twitter) has been a joy. Seeing the characters come in first and then the pages in such amazing quality has been fantastic. Below’s one of the ensemble. 2Lt. Karesinda Puig’s the mech pilot and sniper. She’s Thorn Six of Thorn Squadron, an elite squadron that fights for the Resistance […]Read more "Thorn Squadron Concept art"