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no anime chicks or cartoony Ringling characters here. This is not design a Peter de Seve rip-off for Blue Sky. This is a robot you or nobody else has ever fucking seen before. What? Is that possible? Hell yes it is- Use your imagination mofo's, and make it happen!!!
ok, here's some key things to keep in mind if you need some guidance. (Feel free to add suggestions to this coco and broken.)
1- Design- Not only great design that's cool and different,
but also clear in presentation. Silhuette is very
important; if you foreshorten or crop, it might
hide pertinent info to the design, so be careful.
2- Composition- I'm thinkin 16x9, make it look like a film
plate (i.e look at some of sparth's) Think
Degas and rule of 1/3's. Its ok to crop.
* Ok, maybe have an illo with the full design, then a second illo placing that design into a filmic composition.
3- Perspective- Try to push this if you can, sometimes a
dynamic perspective can make a simple
design look great. Again, think Degas. Get
the camera and pose to work together.
THESE ARE ONLY SUGGESTIONS GUYS. Good luck.....:beer:
Last edited by benzo; December 13th, 2003 at 06:51 PM.
Aww SNAP, a three-way battle! This'll be intense!
This is going to be one very cool battle. Nice topic.
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here is my robotic nightmare. heh- I don't think I followed any of my earlier suggestions for guidelines for this. Instead, I tried out a new method. I've posted the progress along with this.
There's a few things that need work, and I would love comments.
I like to draw on newsprint because it lets you be loose. I liked what was developing with this thumbnail, so I just took a photo of it with my digital (its faster than scanning) into photoshop, and added a little more scribble.
Starting to block in the forms and figure out the lighting.
I'm kinda lost but picking away.... finding the shapes and silhuette first, then turning the forms
I didn't like some of the initial forms, like those tentacles. There was a reason why I hadn't touched them- they were boring and not for this design. Besides, I wanted to put in some transformer-esque elements, which included some boxier forms. I stole the idea for the wires from Jae Lee. There's still a lot I need to figure out at this point. This happens when you start with scribble.
more refining. I figured out what to do with those pods.
I am still not happy with the laser lights. Yes, they are laser lights.......
for this design, I was thinking about how this robot would perform as a foe in a game, as a boss perhaps. It has multiple forms of attack, both blade and projectile, and I'm imagining how annoying those fish pods would be. They could just keep coming out of the mouth one after another. The hands like to grab opponents and impale their heads on the spike. The tentacle could block projectile, absorb their power, and hit back, ect.
this is robot #1. If I have time there will be more. and they won't drag on and take as long to make either, and they'll be even better mech-killas!
Last edited by benzo; January 12th, 2004 at 01:11 AM.
cool- its lookin good dude! very interested forms, I'd like to see what it looks like "folded" up. Also a close up of the central unit, if you get time....
whats up coconutmilk? c'mon, you aren't busy! walk da walk!!
damn B that robot is rad man
cool design--its pretty original too--the only thing it slightly feels like would be Zone of the enders(vaguely) i like the head--feels like a rhino beetle
i like the fact that you thought out the function of the bot as a BOSS--i would put taht explanation with the piece if you put it in your portfolio
keep it up --i wanna see more! btw--hows the job market ?
brokencow--tahts a beautiful drawing there--looking forward to a finish
available for freelance
Awesome sketches, cow. And benzo, that robot looks awesome. The only suggestion I would make is to make the arms at the bottom larger. Right now, it doesn't look like they accomplish much, and if they were larger they'd also help balance out the large top more.
i could work on this more, but since i was starting to get hassled here, i thought i best post something...
i came up with this guy before benzo posted his; i think tentacles are just an unofficial theme...
anyway. i was thinking that the primary form of attack would be a volley of metallic shards (which are currently swirling around the tentacles). having disabled his opponent, the bot could then use the tentacles and rotating melting jets to rip them to shreds, "digest" them through the tail portion, and recycle the metal back through the jets. the molten metal would also be temporarily held in place by a magnetic field (which takes the form of the wings seen there).
i'll keep working...
This is looking terriffic fellas!
There is nothing wrong with using a photo to help you see things.
No one complains about life drawing,
so take a photo.
its easy, and will improve your piece greatly."
coconutmilk- thats fucking awesome! and great concept with the shards!! well, its back to the drawingboard for me.....I won't go down that easy!
Benzo> looks quite dark with that white BG, try curving up or add a 30% value BG.
Broken> I'm not sure the little centaur torso thing reads. The design could probably work without it or with something else.
coco> I like those fire plumes and the insectoid tail armour plates. The darkness of the head and its unfamiliar silhuette makes me confused though.
Jamen jag tror att han skäms, och har gömt sig. Vårt universum det är en av dom otaliga spermasatser som Herren i sin självhärliga ensamhet har runkat fram för å besudla intet.
Thanks Prom- I did this real quick based on your crit.
Broken- Comeon dude, you can finish that this weekend.
YOU WILL FINISH THAT BY THE 10th OR EVERYONE WILL KNOW THAT YOU FAILED TO FINISH TWO THUNDERDOMES IN A ROW. YOUR REP IS ON THE LINE BROTHER!
(Not to put any pressure on you, but come on, you're so close and I want to see that in color!)
coco- u still up for another? I'm gonna try to pump one out. I bet you're too busy with thesis due in three weeks though.
ugh, school work is way more important. Unless i can get to a computer after lab hours. But that doesn't seem like it's going to happen....
...plus i just got a girl friend and a job.....time suckers...but it's worth it!
I'll see what i can do...talk to the job, talk to the girlfriend.
thanks for the feedback, prom.
but yeah...that thesis thing...
i've done some little sketches and have an idea or two, but i doubt i'll be able to pull anything off soon, what with a full faculty crit and kieth lango coming this week.
Last edited by coconutmilk; January 31st, 2004 at 08:54 PM.
these are great. keep on .. rocking .. the casba.
Very cool all around