December 17, 2009 - Snow Job Ch 02 Pg 06
Snow Job Ch 02 Pg 06

Snow Job Ch 02 Pg 06

I’ve mentioned designing props and weapons to accommodate different alien physiology and anatomy. In the case of Ril’s binoculars, that meant doing a slight re-design. In my first pass, I ended up with binoculars that were flat in the back where the user looks into them. But when I started drawing the actual page, I realized that with Ril’s horn, he wouldn’t be able to get the binoculars close enough to his eyes! So I added the telescoping eye stalks. Crisis averted.

Discussion (8)¬

  1. Houlihan says:

    lol, good adjustment. Believe or not, even if Ril is my favorite character
    I sometimes forget he has a horn 😛

  2. Chris says:

    That looks like a lot of guards… run away!

  3. Heh, I just got a goofy image of Ril holding a telescope to each eye.

    What’s the reason for the asymmetrical lens shape?

  4. Sean Wang says:

    No real reason for the odd lens shape other than I thought it would be cool to do something a bit more unusual with the look. Or we can say the binoculars were originally designed for an alien race that has huge, bulging left eyes and a smaller, normal-sized right eyes.

    • lackingpunctuation says:

      2 zoom depths simultaneously perhaps
      or for some kind of light bending goggles that let’s you see around corners which require offsynch lenses in order to work and so you know which way is up with right side always smaller and good for onehanded grip

  5. justjeff45 says:

    Can’t it be that he just wanted something to look different.

  6. klobb says:

    I keep wondering if Ril’s horn gets in the way of his binocular vision… (that is, without the binocs, I mean)