Monthly Archives: December 2014

Beware what you wear.

I’m not sure if this is a spacesuit or a robot.  It looks like it might work for a different, alien species, or perhaps it’s really huge and a human pilot fits somewhere in a little shell of a cockpit.

I found it hiding in another old sketchbook, and I can’t believe I haven’t posted it before.  If I have, please let me pretend this is new, as I just couldn’t find it anywhere in the archives.  Anyway, I love those big arms!  Also, what a freaky head.  I love it.

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The last suit you’ll ever wear.

Here’s another “reject” from an old sketchbook.  Often I just like the shape of a drawing, and that was the case of this piece.  The pencils behind this when I found them recently were very vague, but the shape was blocky and round, and I could see it had promise.  So, I threw some tracing paper on the page and traced this out in technical pen.  It’s a little plain, but it makes me think of what might have been the fashion in space-wear if we’s continued on with the superior power-source of steam.  An astronaut wearing this may not be able to see anything, but at least they’ll be tough!

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Used drawing with ancient theme.

I have a small surplus of pieces that came from commissions and projects that the client(s) failed to make payment for.  I try to hang on to them for as long as possible in case the delinquent account does pay up, but this one has been waiting a couple of years.  So, I assume they’re never coming back for it.

Here, then, is a wise Chinese-like sage, armed against those who would sass him.  I thought he came out great, but I guess the person who contracted for him did not, leaving him a sad, awesome orphan…

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Out with the old…

I was looking through some old sketchbooks today and I came across a few pieces that I believe I previously rejected for posting on this blog, but now like for one reason or another.  So, as the new year approaches, I thought I’d get the old out and make room for new drawings in 2015.  I know that makes no sense, but just enjoy this drawing and try not to think about it too much.

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I made this guy when I was trying to come up with my own Evangelion bot.  Somewhere along the way I drifted off in another direction, and ended up with this design.  I don’t know why I never posted him before, as I think he looks pretty neat.

Werewolves are an interstellar problem.

John Scalzi got me again.  This time, while reading Zoe’s Tale, I became obsessed with what the wild, native werewolves on some alien world look like, only to find no other reference online.  So, I’ve made my own again.  In the book, they are intelligent and four-eyed, but not in a nerdy way.  They hunted the human colonists at times, though, and so got introduced to modern weaponry from time to time…

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The line work was done by hand, cleaned up with good ol’ Adobe CS5, and then I colored a print out on marker paper with my trusty Copics.

The right tool for the right job.

Remember this one?  A dedicated fan (hi, Milutin!) asked if I had a version of this spacesuit with suped-up arms, and I felt inspired to comply.

I always loved how out-of-poportion Mignola’s Hellboy is.  That giant arm just makes him great.  So, I definitely was influenced by that character when updating this design.  I seriously thought about adding a gun on that right arm, but since I was going over-the-top on this one anyway, I thought I should just add the one thing no one concerned with the integrity of an environmental suit would have near them: Chainsaw!

You need those is space a lot, right?

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