Bravestarr - Marshal Bravestarr

Bravestarr: Bravestarr - WIP
Continuing for the demo process accompanying a student project at FZD based on the 80ies sci-fi wild west cartoon show ‘Bravestarr’.
For the next piece in the project I wanted to put a ‘realistic’ spin on the super powers of the original Marshal Bravestarr, who was able to switch between otherworldly speed, strength and perception represented by a respective spirit animal.
To also retain a hint of the Native American metaphor for Marshal Bravestarr’s powers, I opted for some kind of tribal-tech relic, an old heirloom of sorts. One incarnation for this was a modular exosuit.
Oh yeah and another ( less designy) change was to make Marshal Bravestarr a female character.
Starting from some key references I did a small warm-up design for the heroine’s gun. Sufficiently scifi and with a little more western feel to it than the clunky blasters from the original show. I also never felt that an energy weapon was a great fit for something stylistically close to the wild west, so I decided on a rail-gun as sidearm, basically doing what the old six-shooters did: accelerating a projectile :).
A couple of quick sketches first, then cleaning up my favorite one, enhancing it with a couple of drawings about the magazine, the cartridges and power source. Fun little design :)

Key references

Key references

Sketches for the basic outfit and the exosuit in speed mode

Sketches for the basic outfit and the exosuit in speed mode

Sketches for the strength mode of the exosuit plus the container pods for the parts when the powers are not active

Sketches for the strength mode of the exosuit plus the container pods for the parts when the powers are not active

Quick design sketches for the sidearm

Quick design sketches for the sidearm

Final suit design plus the railgun 'revolver'

Final suit design plus the railgun 'revolver'

Final suit design in the 'super-power' modes

Final suit design in the 'super-power' modes

Final gun design

Final gun design