Like most of my illustrations, this one started out life as a doodle. He looked like he had some potential as a character, so he moved up to the majors.
Dr. Killdeath is just your basic dwarf mad scientist with a plexiglass flip top skull, dabbling in things man wasn't meant to know.
I went through a ton of names for him (Dr. Killsmash, Dr. Deathface, Dr. Totenkopf) before I finally settled on Dr. Killdeath. It's got a good rhythm.
Drawn in Photoshop on the graphic tablet.
Here's the original sketch of the Doctor. Not a lot of changes in the final drawing, mostly just smoothing out the lines.