Final Image – Giant Robot Invasion!

And here is the final version of the piece I’ve been working on!  So much excitement going on here.   You’ve got the rockets blasting off behind, probably an emergency evacuation.  Are the searchlights searching for her, specifically?  You have the abandoned motorcycle, maybe it was hers and it ran out of gas or something?  That would explain the goggles.  Looks like she must have met with an accident on her right side at some point in the past because she’s got a prosthetic arm and leg.  They must be good tech, though, since they don’t seem to be slowing her down any.  Notice the blue light on her arm?  That’s a power indicator.  She still has a full charge.  It’ll turn orange, then red as it runs dead.  At which point she becomes a lefty.  I’m not sure what the earpiece is.  Maybe just communications equipment, maybe a hearing aid of some sort?  It is on her injured side.  What’s in her bag do you think?  Tools for maintaining her prosthetics?  Or the plans to the enemy’s base that she has to deliver into rebel hands?  It doesn’t look like she has any offensive weapons.  Just that energy shield, but I think it’s underpowered to stop that robot hand.  Maybe it will buy her a crucial second to slip out of its grip, though!

Giant Hand
Here’s an Easter egg.  You can’t tell at the resolution above, but this is in the background.  The search light washes it out, but you can see that she’s not the only one running.
Easter Egg

And here’s a behind-the-scenes from way back when I first started this piece.  This little mannequin helped me work out her pose.
model

This piece was a personal project, not one meant for any particular client.  I wanted to add a detailed sci-fi piece in my portfolio, one with a lot of action.  So, that’s the reason for it.  I’ll get it up on the portfolio in a couple of days here. [Edit: It’s up now.]

I had not really intended it to be as involved as it ended up, but the concept demanded certain elements and complex lighting.  Luckily, since I had no real deadline, I was free to take as long as I liked.  It was fun and I really like how it turned out.  :)

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Ninja Nailclippers

Ninja NailclippersThis is the strangest thing I’ve ever been asked to illustrate.  But it was lots of fun.  smiley 15

It’s in April’s issue of 435 Magazine.

Actually… this might be even stranger.  But I’m not sure.  What’s weirder?  Ninja Nailclippers or the B.S. Fairy?

Either way, I think it’s official.  If I can draw ninja nailclippers, I can draw anything.  smiley 15

Page 14 & 15

Page 14 and 15

Last one!  YAY!!!

It’s still not quite done, of course.  I have to go back and edit it for consistency.  For example, I noticed that I didn’t do her nose the same way on every page, the line of the side of her face in 3/4 view isn’t consistent, and I don’t like how I drew her leg on page 18 and 19.  Things like that.  But it’s almost done.  smiley 15