Time became a precious commodity around here as our little one arrived. Many sleepless nights and priorities reorganized. Absolutely amazing being a Dad! Wouldn’t trade it for anything. The challenging part is finding time (especially larger blocks of it) to work on your artwork.
So this post is dedicated to catching up.
First off I have a couple of ink sketches from my moleskine. I wish I would have scanned the robot sketch first before moving on to the back of the page where I also used markers. Bled through a bit, but still looks alright.
And these next 4 are my continuing concepts from watching Face Off. And by the way, Ryan Straut over at http://faceoffsketches.blogspot.com is still hard at work on these. Check them out!
So, onto mine:
1 – “Freaks of Nature” episode. I chose the digging mutation. I wanted him to be one with the dirt basically. Smooth to move through the ground easily like a worm. And big claws to dig. Nothing fancy, just practical.
2 – “Industrial Revolution” episode. I chose the doctor as the profession my robot would perform. The idea was that the performer’s arms would be hidden inside the torso and their fingers would control the gears/gauges on the chest. The arms of the robot would be stationary.
3 – “Mad Science” episode. I chose the leeches. My idea was to have the performer’s arm inside the giant leech to control it. There would be a fake stump where smaller leeches would dangle from.
4 – “What a Dahl” episode. This challenge was based on the characters of Ronald Dahl, creator of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I chose the Hornswaggler. This was another idea of mine that incorporated a puppeteering aspect. The performer would have their forearms inside the long horn/tusks and be able to manipulate them.
I have a lot more to show at some point when they get further along. So, more to come!