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Dr. Robert Bly was once a world-famous globetrotting archaeologist and seasoned adventurer in his youth. Over twenty years ago, after barely surviving a traumatic expedition in Sudan, Robert retired to the quiet life of being a museum curator so he could focus on raising his young daughter Shelby. Now that Shelby is grown, Robert has decided to come out of retirement and resume his life-long search for Vril. He hoped that with the aid of his assistant, Joel Rio, he would finally be able to uncover the Vril Source in the lost Realm of the Vril-ya. Not far into his renewed quest, Dr. Bly was captured by his former partner and current nemesis Blair Nimway of GEEVA. Now he desperately tries to stay alive while GEEVA mercenaries viciously interrogate him for more information about the Vril-ya. He believes it will be up to himself to find a way out but little does he know that the daughter he tried so hard to protect has stepped up with a plan to rescue him herself.
This is the first Superfly concept render of Dr. Robert Bly, Shelby’s father, rendered in Poser 12. I never could get the lenses of his thick glasses to look right in the old engine but now they look great and just how I want them. I don’t think he needs much more tweaking as he is looking fairly great as-is. I may finalize this concept and move on to the alternate versions of Robert needed for the novel along with all the other concept art needed now…
Below you will see some of the alternate outfits and other variations of this character that will be needed for the graphic novel. In the novel, the characters change their clothes as needed like normal people rather than wearing the same outfit in every scene. Some of the following alternate outfits are finalized concepts but others I am still working on so these may be subject to change. Click an image below to zoom in.