Sketch Of The Week May 20/09
It seems like just yesterday I finished last weeks sketch. Man how time flies! This week’s sketch of the week is a fish operated, robot, out of the water.
When I was sketching this I tried to twist the look of a deep-sea sub and warp it to look as if a creature from the ocean designed it. You can see the influence from a crab and an octopus. I wanted this thing to walk out of the ocean so the crab and octopus seemed like the obvious choice for influence. I know and octopus doesn’t technically walk but it does kind of pull itself along coral reliefs at times.
I do like the how the pilot is in essence in a fish bowl. He really couldn’t pilot the robot with any limbs so I hooked him up to the mech matrix style. Note the little army he is already started to form below him. The streets shall flow with the blood of the air breather!
At one point I had scanned it and posted this sketch only to take it down and add the little tentacles you see hanging from the bottom and a few extra robot claws. I really think it helped. Once I saw it on the monitor it was kind of like looking at the image with a different set of eyes. I could pick out flaws that that I had just gotten use to after starring at the image for too long. I have one friend that will hold a piece he is working on in front of a mirror to get that fresh look.
See ya next week