Gallery 2

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Crab's Inhumanity to Crabs. I mean Robots.

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Holla! Here's a process gif of a piece I did for the White Cloud Worlds book.
I worked a bit differently for this and tried to imagine how a real artist makes a picture. I did a little thumbnail sketch first which I never ever do, there's never any planning stages usually and whatever first doodle I do ends up as the final image. For this one though there was two pencil stages before I started laying in the colour.
I tried to work with different colours in this piece too, sort of a warm yellow highlight, cool purple shadows and like a green mid tone. I am pretty colour-blind though so it's probably actually all in blorgentas™ and graghcillian™ hues.
I had an old sketch of a robot that I based the ones in the picture on, he pops up over on the right there. You can see a couple of photos I took for reference in one of the stages too. The idea was this was set in Wellington and the sea had reclaimed Lambton Quay and had brought a bunch of monster crabs with it. Obviously the only way to resolve this type of issue is to send in a bunch of human-shaped robots with guns and a futuristic tank.


  1. Brilliant stuff as usual!. The composition is really ace!
    I think you're a professional. That's what I think.

  2. Yah! Is terrific.
    It has three of my favourite artistic fundamentals in it - great colour, excellent composition, and massive crabs!

  3. This is one of my new favorites of yours. It's really well done. It has a Katsuhiro Otomo vibe (one of my favs), but is still completely yours. Really nice man, really nice.

  4. Booyyaaaahhhh!

    This is what I am talking about. Thumbnail to comprehensive finished piece... I think I need a cigarette.

    Thanks for posting this.

  5. oh gosh, it's so good.. loved it

  6. This is AWESOME! In my humble opinion it's definitely one of the stand out pieces in white cloud worlds and that book is jam packed with amazing art! Especially love the colour and lighting!


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