For a graphic novel proposal I am putting together, I need to design a robot character. I haven't completed the final design yet, but here are some of my sketches that show the process I am going through. Not an easy thing to design a robot that looks cool, looks believable, and is easy to draw over and over again.
☝Okay, this is obviously not a robot design, but I don't hear any complaints.
☝Not sure exactly what I want my robot to look like, I just start out with simple silhouettes to get me started. The robot's primary function is as a support machine to human soldiers in the field. It can carry equipment, scout, and fire a weapon if need be.
☝As a type of beast of burden, I gave it a hunched over look. But it (okay, let's say it's a 'he'), he, looks too much like the original Iron Man, so I moved away from this look in my next refinement.
☝I want his mechanics to look functional, so I opted to have exposed rotary joints for his shoulders and pelvis. His overall shape looks a little like the Drej from EARTH A.D., so I might tweak his silhouette in my next draft.
That's it for now.
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