I started to design the robots using basic shapes as a guide line for the main proportions of the character. I first quickly sketched some robots as a warm up before properly beginning the character design for the robot however I quite liked the middle robot with the pose and the shapes that I had used for the lineart. The angular geometric shapes worked with the hunched pose that the robot was given and looked intimidating through the use of the eyes and the jagged jaw. I found that the other two designs on the page were not successful due to the slender shapes that were used which made the robots seem friendly rather than threatening. I then carried on the designs using a mixture of shapes inspired by the designs that I had found and gathered on the site Pinterest. I found the character design using silhouettes as a basis for the shapes before taking one and adding detail, helped me to consider the shape of the robot before adding extra detail to the robot. I found this helpful in the last few pages in which I merged some of the previous sketches with new designs. I quite liked the left design on the second page through the use of the head and torso with skinny arms that made the robot seem creepy and daunting. I believe this was due to the overall stance of the robot and the expression on the robots face which helped with the daunting atmosphere. The design next to it held an interesting torso however the bottom half let down the design through the use of the hips and the extra metal parts on the legs.
|Warm Up Sketches of Robots|