Wednesday, April 26, 2006

IF "Robot"

Now this is a word I can get behind. I had so many wonderful robotty ideas swirlin' around in my head that I had trouble choosing one. I may even start a "Robot of the Week" feature at some point when I have the time. However I didn't do the best robot idea that I had simply because I didn't have enough time. It was going to be "Nazi pirate zombie robot from the center of the earth!", and at some point it may come into existence after all. Just not THIS point. Instead I have a rather generic humanoid robot and a very tiny amount of the build steps. Teeny-tiny.

All pics are clickable to make bigger (and I'm pretty sure I got it right this time) and comments are welcome, even negative ones (but not spam ones – those I set on fire).



Here he is in all his glory.



First sketch (second really if you count the aborted "NPZRftCotE" sketch I mentioned earlier)



Color is added with vector shapes, each one with a default value of drop shadow and a 2 pt. centered stroke. Boogity-boogity.



And this is a close-up of the chest monitor because the scan lines are lost at the lower resolution and I really liked how they turned out.

I hope next week's topic is a good one. Until then (unless I feel chatty) have a great week/weekend!

15 comments:

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Cool, nic ework, fun to see the stages. Mary :-)

Bron Smith said...

Great robot illustration. The yellow eyes and the "hi" sign are a nice touch.

TXArtcGal said...

I always enjoy your illustrations each week...and, this is no exception!! I'm so glad you shared the higher res images as well..the details are great! LOVE how he is walking down the runway! :)

Suzan said...

Very nice illo. He looks so friendly. :-)

Derek Knight said...

you're right, the scan lines are a nice touch which get lost when viewed small.

Isn't that just how it is?

Andy K said...

Robot Zombie? I love his new "Educated Horses" album. Mmmmm....Central Processing uuunnnnniiiitssssss.

Heather said...

I love it. I love his big roboty foot coming towards me. And I agree with Andy about Educated Horses!! :)

Doug said...

I like it! and I agree... so many robot ideas ... so little time...

Bigtime said...

Yeah, a cool robot and the process behind it, I dig.

HARDWAX said...

yes, really unique robot, love the legs and big grin on his face, and he looks so confident. Very cool work!

ValGalArt said...

this is so cool collin! i love the body language, the perspective is great and it is fun! Love it!!!

Pat Angello said...

Friggin' sweet!

hannes said...

this is great

Sea Angel said...

Ou, me likey.
I love your frames, you always have such cool frames for your illos.

LOL, "We toss the small ones!" gave me laughing out loud unstopable frenzy for like 15 minutes... My cheeks hurt, really.

Lou said...

Almost looks like he is doing a vulcan sign or a Mork from Ork sign. Great job and love the stages. Nice one!

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