I've been sketching robots for the last couple of days because my brother, Trevor, wants his next tattoo to be a robot that I've designed. I was able to finish nine sketches before I ran out of ideas. Tonight he came over and looked through them:
Now, I'm not someone who has drawn very many robots. I know, I know, it's hard to tell, isn't it? You may also noticed that I actually sketched these out on paper. In a sketchbook. I haven't done that in a very long time.
After checking out all of them, it came down to numbers six and seven, with six ultimately winning after a bit of modification to its face:
Then I converted the pencil lines to vector paths:
Dropped in a tone layer beneath the lines layer, set to "multiply":
Then I proceded to add in the color layers below the tone layer:
And last of all Trevor wanted to include "Three Laws Safe" as a nod to Issac Asimov's rules of robotics:
The background coloring is as close of an approximation to the skin tone where the tattoo will reside as I could get in the yellow lighting of my computer area. Now, I have no idea if they will be able to get these colors or not. I suppose they'll let him know when he goes to get it done. He asked if I wanted to be there for it, and I said I'd pass, but now I'm reconsidering. If I do go I'll once again document the process with photos and upload them afterward.
Now on to my second project.