Click on the image to see it full size in a new tab.

Sketch of a hardsuit in pencil. I alway strive for reality in designs. This hardsuit, unlike most that I have seen has the joints organized in a way that can really be implemented around a living person. I know this because if you look at my actual armour photos you can see I have implemented a similar setup there. The problem with doing it in reality is that you get a limit to the manoeuvrability possible because the bearing housing rotate around the human joints and not through them as a typical show like Bubblegum Crisis would have you believe. The high heels are inspired by the cartoon Tekaman Blade. One of my favourite characters in that has massively impractical shoes, I tried to tone them down a bit. This is one drawing that I am actually happy with.

back to gallery