Monday, 29 April 2013

M is For Mega Man

Oh yes it's that time again. Mega Man from the series of rock hard platform games. I haven't played any Mega Man in ages but I still imagine he speaks like he did in the old Nintendo cartoon series.

Monday, 22 April 2013

L is for L1

Possibly the most exciting Alphabot I've drawn so far! L1 is a service robot from an episode of Colin Baker era Doctor Who. Capturing the Zeitgiest with this one.

Not a big Doctor Who fan but I fancied drawing something boxy although it was difficult to get any personality into something without a face.

Monday, 15 April 2013

K is for Kryten

This Alphabot is from the Sci-Fi Sitcom Red Dwarf which I enjoyed when I was little. He's the ship android and general dogsbody.

Did this one in the sketchbook so it's quite small. Pen & watercolour.

Monday, 8 April 2013

J is for Jed

This Alphabot is taken from the song Jed The Humanoid by Grandaddy.

"Jed had found our booze
and drank every drop
he fizzled and popped,
he rattled and knocked,
and finally he just stopped"

Because he's from a song I had free rein to decide his look, and since he was designed in the kitchen and made from "this and that" I gave him a colander head. I did begin to regret the tiles when I was doing all the inking but in the end I really like the way they turned out.

Monday, 1 April 2013

I is for The Iron Man

From The Iron Man by Ted Hughes for Alphabots. I think everyone of a certain age in the UK had to read this bleak story at school. They changed it to The Iron Giant in USA and also made a film of it, but this is based on the original story.

I tried to get a patina look on the iron using a bit of water and dry brushing a bit, it sort of worked. Ink & Watercolour as usual.