Here's my entry. A shelf mushroom village inhabited by ants.
@miriam Thank you so much! I'll check out the video. Thanks for the perspective advice! I like the idea of adding more destruction, too. I agree that a killer robot would probably cause more damage. My husband also informed me that this particular robot has lasers in both arms, so that's something else I think I'll be playing around with to maybe add some diagonal lines.
@diego_biosteam I did look at some concept art, but all of the poses I found were very static. I'll try looking at some battle scenes and see if that gives me some more inspiration.
My husband's favorite mechs are the "chicken walker" kind. Mechwarrior and BattleTech share a lot of the same robots, so that's kind of what I'm shooting for. The mech I drew is called "Timberwolf" or sometimes "Mad Cat." It's his favorite. He gravitates toward the less human-looking robots.
Thank you so much for your input. I really appreciate it.
Hey everyone! I'm working on an illustration for my husband for his birthday. He's been into BattleTech/giant robots forever-and-a-day, so I thought I would paint a mech for him.
I'm struggling with this sooooo much. I pretty much only do cute things (kids, animals, etc.). I've never drawn a robot in my life, let alone a giant robot in a war zone. I know I need to work on getting everything to be the same scale. Any other thoughts on how I can make this something that will blow hubby out of the water?
I had so much fun working on this painting. I recently watched Lee's loosening up in watercolor video, so I experimented with the techniques from the video. I also used masking fluid for the first time and I got to use the fancy M.Graham paint my husband got me as an early birthday gift (my birthday is tomorrow :D).
Working on this painting was such a different experience than working on last month's entry was. Last month I was so stressed because I was trying to do the whole thing start to finish on the day it was due.This month, I gave myself more time and I didn't psych myself out about so many people seeing it. I didn't put the pressure on myself that it had to be the greatest thing I had ever done. I just played with my paints and it was fun.
Anyways, old and new. The barn's old, she's new, and she's going to make the barn new again.
Also, Lee, I would love it if you made more watercolor videos!
For my entry, I came up with the concept of an octopus robber. I figured with all of the suckers on their tentacles, they'd be great at scaling buildings and clinging to windows.
I was excited about the idea, but I'm not particularly stoked about the finished product.