Friday, May 20, 2011

IF: Soaked

zdepski's illustration of the ground crew for a Mecha
Soaked with Suds
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.
Click to enlarge.


LAConley said...

Cool illo, great idea! I really like the roundness of the machine and the sudsy little water drips.

Ana said...

did you post the sketch before or maybe I'm just hallucinating? XD
Anyway, looks amazing in both versions :)

Carla said...

Excellent, love the colours :)

Katarzyna Zalewska said...

This is awesome!!!

it's a bird said...

I saw that you comment on my photo under Sandra Dieckmanns Blog Post.
To be honest: It didn't hurt a bit, I really enjoyed the tattoosession :)

LAConley said...

The colored version is great too!

michele said...

Using vintage aircraft as visual inspiration for a futuristic machine provides an interesting contrast- Very creative! And it's always a positive to be able to recognize an individual's "touch" in their art! :o)