Although Baltimore plays second fiddle (or banjo) to Detroit, he unexpectedly became the star in this little doodle I drew of him – and a few more ‘alternative’ forms, all dressed up in the colors of the rainbow.
The idea for this doodle came to me after I came across a picture of the Japanese robot singing star, Hatsune Miku, whom my sister Melissa was greatly into back when she was going through her (what I call) ‘Japan phase’. In the picture, she was adorned in the colors of the rainbow, together with a fruit or flower of that color. The ‘real’ Miku (in turquoise) seemed confused as to how she cloned herself, let alone in different colors!
With the poses in mind, I drew Baltimore in rainbow outfits, using the Miku version as a reference. I drew a pink version to add to the rainbow, even though pink isn’t technically a color of the rainbow, and the ‘red’ in Miku’s version is more akin to pink due to being based on cherry blossom, or sakura in Japan. For the blue, I split it into the lighter ‘blue’ used in the rainbow, and a darker blue to stand in for indigo. I made both of the blue-shaded Baltimores rather laid back-looking, since blue is traditionally considered a ‘cool’ and ‘relaxing’ color. (You can see below some meanings and connotations of color.)
As with the original Miku version, the ‘real’ Baltimore (in purple) is confused at his differently-colored doppelgangers. Unlike Miku, this is rightly so; he’s a villain, and so it seems his ‘army of clones’ plan… hasn’t exactly turned out as he expected. 😆