Monday, November 18, 2013

Mecha Red Triangle

Here's another mecha, again adapted from David White's book. White's main style of mecha design is built from blocky squarish shapes, but depending on the technology a mecha could be curvy and graceful too. I think about what shapes would deflect incoming fire and move easily on the battlefield. Old-fashioned knight's plate armor would be a classic mecha design idea, and there are plenty of them around, but there are other models for battle robots, such as hard-shelled insects or crustaceans. Imagine a Fighting Lobster on your side, with lasers coming out of its giant arms. Or a Fire Ant, with a flamethrower as well as a sting. The possibilities are myriad. Note the mechanical "grinning skull" headpiece of this figure. The Warhammer universe designs are filled with skulls of all sorts, the bony skull seems to be a characteristic of many fantasy fighting figures.

Ink and grayscale markers on sketchbook page, about 3 1/2" x 4 1/2", November 18, 2013.

1 comment:

Tristan Alexander said...

Hmm, I guess my problems with these are they seem to clunky and maybe that is because you are drawing them based on someone elses designs or guide.
Have you seen "Pacific Rim"? Great movie, Giant Mecha, very cool designs.