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.
Colour version coming…..at some point.