Robot/Mechanical Studies

As I continued in my Xenogears reboot personal project this week, I spent lots of time sketching reference material.   Having completed Fei’s redesign, I thought Weltall, his gear/mech would be an interesting challenge to redesign next.

The original Weltall Designs from Xenogears

The original Weltall design from Xenogears redrawn.  Some key features that I may or may not include in my own design: two giant rockets attached to its back along with 2 large wings, humanoid build, large feet with 3 toes, large head fin facing backwards on small head, birdlike face, broad & heavy shoulders

Weltall's helmet somewhat resembled a samurai mask, so I did a couple of sketches to point my mind in that direction

Weltall’s helmet somewhat resembled a samurai mask, so I did a couple of sketches to point my mind in that direction

Below are just a few mechanical leg and arm studies I did to get an idea of some of the forms I would be using in my redesign:

robo-arms-legs

robo-legs-2

robo-legs

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Update

Here’s another long-awaited update…once again I’ve been super busy for awhile working on the final round of the Artstation/ILM challenge (yes I made it to the final round) and now I await the judgement of the ILM masters.  Not a lot of free time to create on my own or to sleep for that matter, so that would explain the lack of updates…

Anyway, I’m back baby! below are some more studies I’ve done to get back in the swing of things.  Hopefully I’ll be back next week with more personal stuff!

A b/w study from the Revenant

A b/w study from the Revenant…intense!  I’m still working on painting quickly without lines and using values only…

Fashion studies...still working on painting clothing

Some fashion studies…still working on painting clothing without lines as well…also building my visual library by studying some fashion design

Clothing Sketches 4

Continuing in the fashion design studies, here are some sketches I did throughout the week.

Clothing Sketches 1 Clothing Sketches 2 Clothing Sketches 3

Still Life To Concept Art

And now for some more recent sketches…This is part of an assignment I found in Conceptart.org’s great “Concept Art 101” thread.  Take a look here.

This is part of an assignment I found in Conceptart.org's "Concept Art 101" thread .  First I I drew a still life of a porcelain teddy bear...

This is part of an assignment I found in Conceptart.org’s “Concept Art 101” thread. First I I drew a still life of a porcelain teddy bear…

...which I then transformed into something of my own creation, in this case I changed it into a "little red riding wolf" character...

…which I then transformed into something of my own creation, in this case I changed it into a “little red riding wolf” character…

...and just for fun, added some color in Photoshop!

…and just for fun, added some color in Photoshop!