...and possibly other morphs if you guys like this idea.
The Hyperbright is one of my favorite morphs from a sheer narrative viewpoint. It's extremely thematically cyberpunk to me, body boosted to the extremes but suffering from cut corporate corners and requiring drugs to stabilize it... that reminded me so much of classic cyberpunk stories. I'll leave it to folks like FV to analyze it's actual usefulness (I have a feeling it's square in the "awesome but impractical" category), but the morph alone is practically a plotline.
I just...look, I hate criticizing other artists, but the MRG illustration is just...impractical.
So I took a crack at it, whipping up two additional variations based on the text in the books and my own modification, possibly an aftermarket set of cyberware.
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I'll readily admit that cranial bone crests is not an easy design challenge to address, so the MRG art at least managed to avoid it looking ridiculous. But if those are bony crests, unyielding, the fish fin look is going to mean that any rigid headgear like helmets, any headsets, a standard vacsuit helmet, or possibly even some ego bridges or other gear are unwearable (and any hairstyle beyond a buzzcut is going to look...interesting.)I tried to keep these versions in the spirit of the write-up, while keeping it pragmatic. I omitted the "brightly colored" note for clarify, though.
Anyone got any other ideas for this morph, or suggestions for other redesigns? I'm not as free for requests as I was last year, sadly, but I'll tackle any interesting concepts if I think it would make a good portfolio piece or be fun otherwise.