Sketch of the Week November 13/09

tron tank 2 So, for those of you who haven’t heard, Disney finally announced that they are coming out with Tron 2!  That’s right Tron, the precursor to The Matrix. I can’t believe it took those jokers sooo flipping long.  The story will probably be horrible but at least it will look pretty (see Star Wars 1-3).  The teaser trailer is amazing!  Is Flynn good? Is he bad? I DON’T KNOW!

The new light cycle looks sweet… from a distance. I just don’t like how the rider sits on the bike.  So next week I’ll take a stab at the bikes but this week, I tweaked the tanks from Tron.  Much like the storm troopers from Star Wars, the tanks looked sweet but were completely irrelevant.

I’m a bit of a purist, so I tried to keep the overall tank form the same and just updated the style.  You can see a little of my thought process in the rough sketches.  I tried everything form centering the gun turret, different types of tread, even a windshield.  The wheels like rings on the side were added to imply wheels or tread.  They don’t touch the ground at all but they help the tank look mobile unlike the original version.

The colors did need to be updated but obviously I didn’t do to much with that. The old orange was a little dull so I pushed the chrome up a little. Less is more.  Finally adding all of the glowing lines.  So many designs have been ruined by people overdoing the glowy lines and while glowy lines may look sweet, don’t use it as a crutch people!  Just use it on the areas where you want to highlight something.  Anywhere else use it sparingly.

All right, that’s all I got.  Let me know what sucks in the comments. I’m looking forward to the light cycle next week.


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7 thoughts on “Sketch of the Week November 13/09

  1. Very nice. We got some Tron 2 license art the other day and I think this would definitely fit in with the new styling.

  2. yeah Tron is sweet. I just wanted to start some shit talk. (nerd alert) Mike, noone wanted to believe in a short, curly haired hobit, named Frodo before. How’d that work out for Middle Earth biatch?

    Ooooooooooooooooooooooo, face!

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