For our final assignment in my ZBrush class this semester, we have to make “self-portraits” of ourselves, but with the theme of either Western, science fiction, or Pixar movies. Choosing the Western theme, I chose my own original character Mick Hancock as my subject (since he was always supposed to look like a leaner, brawnier version of myself anyway). Since his backstory is that he’s a Texas Ranger who left his state and country for South Africa, I decided an Old Western-style Wanted poster would suit the assignment well.
I know certain language used in this poster is…symptomatic of attitudes prevalent in the Anglophone world throughout the 19th century, but then it is the bad guys from Mick’s story who would have drafted this.
(As an aside, President Custer Davis is another fictional character from my own imagination. As you can guess, his name is a portmanteau of Jefferson Davis and George Armstrong Custer to sum up his general character. In real history, the President of the United States during 1878 would have been a Republican named Rutherford B. Hayes.)
Here’s another, more colorful portrait of ZBrush Mick Hancock, with his girlfriend Nothembi in the background: