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    Big Droid

    Ok, firstly, a little story about this guy.

    The original design came from Arild Anfinnsen http://www.arildwiro.com/

    A client loved the character and wanted to use him in a commercial, but he went through quite a few changes before his on screen debut. I was the guy who altered the design, remodeled, and made him more functional so we could animate him more easily... the final look (inline with client requests) lost a lot of the charm that Arilds orignal Droid had, mostly the warm round eyes.

    Anyway, I liked the subject matter and wanted to do something else with him... so here's a painting.

    I havent really done environments before, this is the first time I've done something with more than just a few brush strokes, it actually has a sky!, so feedback would be great.

    Cheers,

    Doco.
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    I like the unbalanced look of the mecha but your BG lacks depth
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    Thanks, yeah I agree... think i might to a layout in Maya.. use what I'm comfortable with as training wheels

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    Love this piece. I think the only thing right now that needs commenting on is the environment...(duh!).

    The robot looks a little too heavy (whaaat?) in the very light and fluffy background. Just need to punch up the deepness of the ground he's standing on. I've posted a comparision pic showing what I mean.

    Also, while his leaning pose is great, so is the landscape, making it look as though he's pushing the universe down into his right foot.

    Very nice, keep going!

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    Ah, gotcha,

    Cheers Rob, never even noticed that.

    Cool, I'm going to lay out some shapes in Maya, and get some foreground - to background landmarks in there to give me some depth and lighting cues... I'll post the layout up before I go ahead and paint anything.

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    cool robo design, i like it
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    Thanks... theres a final version in the finished work thread

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