Originally Posted by madster
Practicality is nice I guess, but it's mere subterfuge compared to aesthetic. It's secondary. What is primary is the emotional impact and drama of your piece. People who are overly preoccupied with needless explanation of functionality (except in a few cases, such as film and video games, where improper function will be plainly visible and will jar the viewer from the experience) are diverting attention from content, which is what a true artist should direct his or her paramount concerns to.
As for this robot, I'd draw it from a few different angles and really get a feel for it's shape, movement (or lack of), and attitude. It's pose looks a little rigid right now, even for a robot. The design does show promise though.
"Undermine their pompous authority, reject their moral standards, make anarchy and disorder your trademarks. Cause as much chaos and disruption as possible but don’t let them take you ALIVE"