I like both these. I like the asymmetry of the messenger's pipe scheme. I'd like to see it built and rotated.
It looks like a jet-powered eyeball if that's what you mean by cartoony. It's actually my favorite of them all.
Like Tom, I like the latent cartooniness of the messenger. As is, it definitely evokes a head of some kind (pipes=hair, spherical mass=head/eyeball), so maybe finding a strategy to breakup that association? That is, if you don't want it to look so cartoony.Maybe the pipes could be shrunk/downplayed or otherwise unified (think of putting a shroud over some of them--like a heat shield that covers automotive headers)? I see lots of potential for transparency on the eyeball orb, and the things you could put inside.Very nice!
..and I really like the armature, I'm just not sure how big it is/how it will be used. Could be a docking port for a car, could be pocket-sized. But I really like it!
Thanks a heap you guys!