Friday, March 20, 2009

Entertainment Design: Junkyard Robot











This is my first stab at an Entertainment Design Project. The brief was taken from the blog of Annis Naeem. He is an Art Center student in his second term at the Entertainment Design Program. The brief reads as follows: 
"This last week, we had to design Junkyard Battle Bots with MANY limitations. One, it had to be designed out of things that already existed. Anything that was on our bot HAD to be from somewhere- a shuttle, office chair, light bulb, fan. An object on your bot could only compose 10 % of your total design, so you were forced to go around and salvage from MANY things.
Second, it couldn't be taller then 30 feet. We were also not allowed to have guns, wheels, or treads, or wings (to fly). Only thing left was flying, since the game level is a Volcano.
The class is taught by Scott Robertson, and I truly believe him to be a genius. Not only in visual design but in theory and as an all around businessman. The information is invaluable and I know I will positively use it for the rest of my life."
So I decided to put my own spin on it. So far its been really fun, started out with some side views, picked my top 4 and did a quick marker render of my favorite. I plan to add a human character to battle it and render a few of the pencil sketches in photoshop. Wish me luck! Critiques are welcome...

10 comments:

Juice Box said...

i might be laz but i still think these are awesome

Thomas Zenteno said...

lol

GELO said...

S---I---C----K-----

Mason said...

ha pretty sweet man, its 09 tho!

Robert Simons said...

Hahahah Nice job man a good start.

Thomas Zenteno said...

lol thanks guys and mason ill make sure to fix that. Did it late last night so my brain was all messed up

Kristina Oliva said...

I love it! Such great designs!

Annis Naeem said...

thanks for the comment on my blog :).
glad my description could aid you on this. Very good start! Are you going to be coming to the entertainment program here at art center?
Nice work on these. lots of potential.
And good rendering too~!

Lazaro Gamio said...

this is awesome! A great improvement on that last mech you did!

Keep it up!

Marcel Santos said...

beeeeast