The idea behind this piece began with the tubeman DSG a while back. I was picturing Leto from 'GodEmporer of Dune' (if you've read the Dune novels) at first, but by the time the pencils were done and I was laying down the flats, I knew I had gone in a completely different direction. The title "Confrontation" still seems appropriate though. Anyway, here's my progress so far:
The Line Art
Looking at the line art, I knew I'd have some manipulations to do in terms of scale between the two figures and the standing figure's hand is way too small.
As soon as I put in the purple background, I knew exactly what color palette I wanted to work with. My forest task once I had that decided was what exactly the bio-mechanical man's tube thing was going to look like. In my lines, I drew some sort of head dress to mirror the standing figure. I'm not sure why I abandoned this, but no regrets, right?