This was the first image of the character I ever drew.
My anatomy tequnique was pretty raw at this time, but emotion
can sometimes make up for lack of skill (at least it does
with me), and I think that came through in this image.
One of the more interesting ideas on the Cyberpunk
RPG was the idea of Cyberpsychosis. That, when you start
sticking implants in people on a large scale (like this),
it changes them. Their personalities warp and fragment,
because they lose touch with the rest of humanity. Braindead
was already unstable to begin with. As can be seen from
these images, the character is in the advanced stages of
The character was already very intelligent; due to the
nature of his transformation, his intelligence expanded
exponentially. The nanites had artificially enhanced the
neural patterns in his brain, increasing his creativity
as well as raw intelligence. With his (now) accellerated
intelligence, the process of learning becomes almost trivial.
He taught himself the skills necessary to effect his transformation
His hands are complete bionic replacements of the originals,
and in this image it shows how modular they are. Each of
the fingers was a separate instrument. While it looked really
cool conceptually, they dont seem very useful or practical.
So I removed them, and added a scanning/surgical laser on
the side of his head in place of them in later images.
He wired his jaw shut to prevent anyone from prying his
secrets from him again. His lips were peeled back in a perpetual
grin so that anyone who saw him would immediately know how
happy he is with his new existence. His eyelids are streched open,
so that no one can take him unaware. The nanite microsurgeons
have accellerated his ability to heal to such a degree that
he can survive this self-mutilation; injuries that would
normally kill him.