Monday, April 6, 2009


OK so suggestions, tips, advice!!!! VERY WELCOME!!!

its just a submission for "waking the giants-Ringling 100". originally it was going to be for both that and a KIDROBOT art show-hence the kidrobot in the center but then i couldn't pay to get it framed and that's required in order to submit so I'm not submitting...

Anyway, here's what I'm having trouble with: the transition from sky to floor. Eventually the floor will look wood-ish. i was thinking having some kinda of cloudy sky or something but then how does the floor play in? I just don't know where to take it from here and i don't know what to do with the sky.

I've been told maybe a
silhouetted city behind the robot but also maybe that's too complicated and to keep it simple.

Again...suggestions, tips, advice!!!! VERY WELCOME!!!



Anonymous said...

what was your original concept that you were aiming for? i don't understand why there would be a sky behind him if there is a floor. you got a really good start and i like your colors a lot, but the concept of giants isn't coming through. the robot feels really small at the moment, you might need to put something in there that would indicate that it is way bigger. i really like the marks you made for the fire above the robots head, what did you use to do this, its in painter i assume ? looking forward to the finish!

The Machine said...

thanks. my original concept was the "waking the giants" one and its in both Painter and Photoshop. for the marks of fire above the robots head, i just used a normal brush with my wacom pen that is pressure sensitive.
thanks for all the feedback!

Anonymous said...

i know it is waking the giants, but what was your concept behind that ?

The Machine said...

oh, i guess just a robot coming out of wood flooring with a hot lava like effect from whence he came. it doesn't go further than that.

thaoxue said...

that's some good lighting