Concept Art - JessieKane - The Combat Brute

In between the million and one things I'm juggling at the moment, one thing that I am working on is the concept art for the new characters, vehicles and creatures for the next large story arc of my webcomic JessieKane. Here is the first of those concepts, the Combat Brute:

Combat Brute Concept Art by ~SimonBreeze on deviantART

He's a bit more heavy duty than Kane. However, if you follow my webcomic you may recall that Kane is from a Re-Con unit. To me this meant speed and movement over protection, the Re-Con Brutes needed to use stealth to 'deep strike' and scout behind enemy lines. The standard Combat Brute on the other hand needed to look, and be armed, well enough to fight off swarms and swarms of giant Killbots and other nasty mechanical adversaries.

I'm a huge fan of Gears of War and Warhammer 40,000, which can clearly be seen as an influence on this final design. The theory with the armour is that it is 'powered' with a protective energy field as well as having a natural impact absorbency. That and I wanted it as big, nasty and chunky as I could get it before it became impractical!


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