Here’s part of yet another bot. These are so much fun to draw! I’m working of simplifying my bot design to be able to churn out the heads quickly (to work on bot bodies).
Some art from last night. I had a picture of my face that I didn’t know what to do with, so I put it in PS and put white paint on the light parts and dark paint on the dark parts. Then I deleted the original photograph and took some artistic license. Think I freaked out my roommates. The finished product looks great even up close.
I recently attended the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture Event in Oshkosh, WI. While I was there, I was walking around looking at the exhibits and booths when I came across a man selling a variety of military helmets from throughout history. I saw that he had some M-1 Helmets for sale. (The M-1 helmet was used from World War II all the way through the Korean War by Americans and Allies.) I have always wanted to own an M-1 and was thrilled to find that price was less than 100 bucks for a helmet dating to 1951. My new helmet really got me thinking about the powerful image that combat helmets like the M-1 have come to represent in our culture. Partly due to movies and pop culture, the sight of an M-1 says honor, duty, loyalty, and of course, America to me, while a German M-42 might say something very different. The M-1, in fact, has become such an evocative symbol, that modern U. S. Military helmets are patterned to look like it, and other countries (like South Korea) have used M-1s long after they were technologically outdated for what the image communicates. Actually, the M-1 is still used today with various alterations and modifications despite the fact that kevlar allows for lighter, more functional helmets with greater bullet-stopping-power. The M-1 inspired this art from last week.
The author seemed to like the direction that I was going in with my first concept, so I made some changes that I felt needed to be made and rendered again, this time with a computer.