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Who is Baltimore? He’s a secondary villain in the American Boys series, second only to Detroit. (See his full character bio here.)

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!

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Rainbow Miku
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Rainbow Miku Pixels
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Rainbow Baltimores

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.)

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Color meanings chart

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. 😆

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