No matter how cool the machine, some poor jerk has to wash it when the hot-shot pilots bring it back to the base.
I think my ability to draw robots and machinery is very limited, so I'm challenging myself to do more of them, rather than avoiding them. I notice my "mecha" look very organic in places, but that's OK. I need to make them my own.
I had recently seen an old Army Air Corps film on the B-29 "Superfortress" from 1946. I took the nose of the airplane to make the "head" of my robo-thingy.
Pencil to Cintiq with Photoshop.
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