Character Design: Overclock

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This speedster is inspired by both Usain Bolt and Keiynan Lonsdale, who plays Wally West on The Flash. The suit is streamlined like a runner’s unitard. Instead of an “emblem”, I opted for design elements that play off of his personality and powers. The character is a computer engineering student that gets his powers in a lab accident involving an experimental processing unit he’s building. The panel along the outside is shaped of a lightning bolt, and the “circuitry” pattern across the chest is thematic of his name – Overclock – a term which references the practice of configuring a computer’s CPU to run faster than the stock speed. I also liked the idea of a helmet instead of a traditional mask – made from an alien metal that absorbs energy to protect from high impacts.


Tools of the Trade

Here are some of the tools I use when making art.


For larger artwork I use Strathmore Bristol Pads 11X14.

For art on-the-go I adore my Sketch Wallet.

My pencil of choice is a Pentel Graphgear 500 with .7mm blue or red lead. <— This and my Sketch Wallet are the two tools that go with me everywhere.

For inking, I’m digging Tombow Fudenosuke brush pens.

While I’ve tried lots of different writing software solutions I keep coming back to old reliable: Microsoft Word.