Canti from FLCL, drawn in the style of Retro from Dead Leaves.
I asked my husband for a theme because I ran out of inspiration. He asked for "anime characters drawn in the style of other anime characters."
Here is Asuka Langley Soryu from Neon Genesis Evangelion, drawn in the style of my favourite animator, Leiji Matsumoto (Space Pirate Captain Harlock, Space Battleship Yamato / Star Blazers, Galaxy Express 999, Queen Emeraldas...) I absolutely love his willowy 70's "sci-fi art nouveau" aesthetic.
I felt like drawing an original alien beastie:
"The Worm-Fin Escantis is highly challenged due to its inability to uncross its eyes, and its tendency to tangle itself within its own trailing neck frill; however, the species remains undaunted, using their prehensile feelers and acrobatic tumbling skills to offset these biological setbacks. In fact, the Escantisi are known for their boisterous joviality and exuberant nature."
Most of my ideas for "future everyday products" are centered around clothing because stock sci-fi media only presents limited alternatives: "unisex pajamas in primary colours," "hippie-punk dystopian (aka "we shredded some thrift clothes")," "space cowboy," "we all shop at Savile Row," "everything is made of latex," and "whatever Lwaxana Troi is wearing." I'd like to think there is more to the future than that, such as this fine laboratory onesie right here.
Here's another future tech product from Shannon Shouldn't Design Future Tech Industries.
Bonus points to anyone who gets the numerical reference (hint: it relates to quantum electrodynamics).
So the next suggestion my husband had for what to draw next was "futuristic versions of everyday things," so of course my mind jumped directly to "how can I add hover technology to things that don't need hover technology."
You just know that these are going to be a reality before hovercars because we are the same people who can bio-engineer milk into high-end luxury fabric, but can't seem to solve world hunger.
I had the pleasure of introducing our friend to Bored Shorts TV's "Kid Snippets" over the weekend, and we couldn't stop laughing at the "Star Wars Cantina" video.
Jumping on the Guardians of the Galaxy bandwagon.
This was my response to Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
...fast forward to a few months ago when I stuck this note into his lunch. He enjoyed the original "animals sitting on space ships" image so much that I just had to do an encore poking fun at Mass Effect.
[Normandy concept art (c) Mikko Kinnunen]
My name is Shannon, and I draw silly things.
"You're not a guitar, but you're still my hero"