With Hornbuckle, once again I’ve tackled a fake/rumour Mortal Kombat
character. The Hornbuckle rumour came about in the Mortal Kombat
II days. MK already had a reputation for hidden stuff at that point, so the message “Who’s Hornbuckle?” that occasionally appeared started the rumour. In the background of the Pit II level there are two fighters, a man on fire (who became Blaze) and a “Green Liu Kang”. Fans quickly adopted the Green Kang as being the mythical Hornbuckle.
Hornbuckle has never really appeared as a main series character so I was more free with my design decisions than normal. So in keeping with Mortal Kombat
mythos, I crafted a simple backstory to explain the character. Hopefully you have some MK knowledge, if you don’t the following will no make sense. Shang Tsung likes his magical experiments. One experiment resulted in Meat
. Another was Mileena, who is a clone of Princess Kitana mixed with Tartakan features.
I figured if he is doing those things, that after his defeat at the hands of Liu Kang, Shang Tsung would attempt to clone him. The result is my version of Hornbuckle, a green Liu Kang/Tartakan fusion.
I used myself as the model for this pose.
Zebron 1920 X 1080 Wallpaper
Zebron Wallpaper of his appearance if he appeared in Mortal Kombat
X. This is the coloured version of an earlier post “I Fixed Zebron
From the original post –
So quite a ways back Ed Boon
, creator of Mortal Kombat
, put up a pic of a “secret character” called Zebron. He was pretty much an antropomorphic Zebra wearing a Tuxedo….I’m preeeety sure Mr. B was trying to troll the hardcore fanboys and from reactions I recall, it worked.
Anyways, in keeping with my trend of mostly re-designing unliked, unknown and forgotten Mortal Kombat
characters I tackled the task of making Zebron a serious character in line with established Mortal Kombat mythology. My line of thinking on this one was pretty simple. Kintaro is basically a bigger meaner striped version of Goro. In Mortal Kombat 3 we are introduced to the Centaurian race who were represented by Motaro. Next step up would be a stripey version and looky here, Ed Boon
already created a character, joke or not, who with a few minor modifications becomes the Centaurian Prince Zebron.
Zebrons design elements are mostly derived from African cultures that exist inside the Zebras habitat. I also worked in some minor Asian influences (mostly Japanese). You may notice there are some oddly undetailed areas in this drawing. I pencil, ink and colour my own work and those “blank” areas are places where I will be working in the details digitally.
If you like this (or anything else in my Mortal Kombat fanart series) tweet it to @noobde maybe it’ll end up in the Krypt like Boon
’s original drawing.