Earlier this year I developed some cyberpunk characters to submit to a magazine competition. The theme was to create an illustration focusing on Neo-Tokyo and cyberpunk inspired. I developed a couple of characters and illustrations to submit. They didn't make it in, but I had so much fun putting these together.
The theme for the illustrations was "Cyberpunk". I did some research and watched a few movies of the genre such as Akira, Blade Runner (and the sequel), Ghost in the Shell and few others. I also re-watched some other films, shows and video games that reminded me of the genre (at least in parts).
After a lot of research I began sketching ideas, characters, scenes, and taking a lot of notes. From my very rough sketches, doodles and scribbles I followed through and developed some characters further.