Production Art: Jack the Ripper

Of course the most important part of the Whitechapel arch is the Ripper himself.  Since the day Kalwa was started, it was always planned that she would come face to face with the Ripper, and designs on the character was practically a go from day one.  There were many inspirations for the characters design such as the The Scarecrow from DC’s Directs Alex Ross line, who wears an ominous bag mask hidden in the shadows of his hat.  DC’s Gotham by Gaslight design also inspired the character in which that version of the Jack the Ripper wore a bandana or at least some kind of wrappings around his face.  The Jack the Ripper from Assassins Creed was also pivotal in that that version wore a bag mask (the first time I had ever seen such a design from the character).  While the characters outfit has remained largely the same, it’s the face that has gone through many looks, mostly in an attempt to make him look scary and not give any hints to his real identity.  None of the picture below are the finished result, but rather many different tries at the design, little to say it’s been a lot.


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