Who is he?
What is his purpose?
Why purple lightning?
All these questions answered!
Here he is! Fresh off the press!
You see, they had their own avatars, or original characters to represent them online. This concept was so cool to me! I wanted one of those! But I didn't know who I would be.
Met them one after another. Still talk to them to this day! 10+years!
Names I went between included but were not limited to:
And a few others. Valcron stuck and the concept for his character was made on another image I had done at the time.
Behold! The very first incarnation of Valcron! Look in that lower righthand corner!
The Valcron says. Now there's some somewhat cringy nostalgia. My old sketchbooks were riddled with these.
Those characters are others I have created as well. Ignore the acronym names. I was awful at them then. I'm awful at them now.
I started to draw digitally around the same time as Valcron's initial step into creation. Behold Valcron's first digital appearance!
This was among my first digital drawings on the computer.
Here's a few shots of his design throughout the years.
That's Dreatos in the background of that last image! He's up next to learn about!
As you can see, big bangs were all the rage for Valcron, as was 6 foot long hair. That hairstyle stayed popular until around the time the helmet started to surface.
The helmet! You guys have just about only known that throughout the years until I finally posted a full body shot of Valcron WITH the helmet a few months ago. Where did it come from? Why was it created?
Well the helmet started off here.
Behold! The first appearance of the iconic helmet of Valcron!
Sorry for the light red lines! This is how a lot of images were done during those days.
Here's the original incarnation of the Gigatech Suit as complete as I ever did it for the first design.
Gigatech was a type of energy source used to power the suit!
The Helmet stuck to the head as the suit went away. It too saw many -many- incarnations as time went on. Something about the helmet just stuck. It felt right on Valcron's head!
Check out some of the designs here:
And of course here's some somewhat body shots of Valcron in the helmet:
To be perfectly honest I was never fully sure how to draw some of these. Maybe the helmet looked okay but something always felt off at the end of the day.
Sometime last year during some of my down points I ended up drawing this.
I was needing a revitalization for Valcron. He needed to step into the modern day! While I had maybe given him partial drawings here and there it was apparent to me I was neglecting my own character by not giving him a drawing worthy of being called a Titan!
You all saw the drawing get posted.
That image meant something special to me. Valcron had re-entered the world and was revitalized. A new helmet design gave clear vision towards the future.
And the helmet has been a fun thing to draw as well! It's much easier to visualize in 3D.
Now how about that name? Valcron. Where did that come from?
The name was a concept made a few months before Valcron's physical design was created. Its original started out as fusion between two other names I knew of.
The first name was 'Vava'. A character I created a few years before Valcron was ever even a concept! Vava's name was lifted from Mega Man X's villain named 'Vile' in America. Vava was Vile's Japanese name.
My father owned a character from his Dungeon and Dragon days named 'Valkerion'. A Dragon Hunting warrior clad with the scales of his fallen foes!
Valcron was born from these two names sort of coming together.
Why purple lightning?Why not?
I don't actually have a story reason for purple lightning.
Static Shock was a cool show by the way.
Next time we're detailing Dreatos! The counterpart to Valcron! The name I had to take on Deviantart because some guy in Turkey took Valcron a year before I arrived!
Thank you guys if you made it this far! This post means a lot for me and I really hope you enjoyed the ride.
If you have any questions feel free to ask. I'll do my best to answer.