Thursday, 12 July 2012
Drawn by hand with Pencil, and coloured in Photoshop.
I tried giving it a water colour look behind him using the filters, and I'd say it worked quite well. It's the first time I've drawn him with the harsh shading I so enjoy, and I think the final product came out pretty well.
Originally, I drew him without flesh and exposed muscles. I then erased some of the detail- although some of it was so dark I could barely do that. I would've rather have gone easy on the vertical lines above his furrowed brow.
I just enjoy lining up the colouring process like that. Clicking on them and scrolling back and forth you can watch it fill in bit by bit.
Thursday, 22 March 2012
I built this back in June for a robot themed party I had. The visor lights up, and the jaw moves with mine.
The helmet itself is constructed almost entirely from cardboard. I started with the two sides, roughly estimating the proper shape and size. They were connected by a separate strip of cardboard, sliced halfway in four places so it would bend in a jagged curve. Then I added another length of cardboard down the middle of the head, with semi-slices across every inch, so that in bent along the curve of my head.
I realize the detail I'm going in is already a bit too much, so I'll try and skim the rest since I don't have many pictures from when it was in pieces. There are smaller pieces from cereal boxes I used to cover up everything. The nose/cheeks area, is all actually one piece. The jaw is separate of course.
The eyepiece is a glow stick, which can be easily slid out. The great part is that this allows for me to easily change the colour to whatever I want. It's also relatively inexpensive.
To make the jaw move, I attached it with a flat pin. Elastics were attached to the inside, going from the cheek bones to the lower jaw. My jaw simply pushes down on the "jaw-piece" and the elastics pull it back up.
Sometimes I think it looked cooler when it was unpainted cardboard.