Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Robot Parts and the Lady

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.


  1. No complaints from this viewer... that's for sure.

  2. I'm digging the robots and always the Hahn women!