These are ideas of what the red blood cell could look like after the budding stage of the viruses leaves it to die. I think I will use the bottom left idea and incoporate it with the sketch above to really get across that the form is slowly deteriating.
These are more influenza ideas I tried to think of new ways to represent it using the strengths from previous ideas. The bottom left and middle right sketches are is the visual idea I am aiming for, with varied length of spines to make it more random and organic. I will also look back at some of my stronger ideas to mix into this sketches to make a final concept.