Welcome to Titanzer concept rounds: Shadow Complex.
Designing a giant robot is a mystical journey full of “what” and “oh huh”. I’ve been having a hard time committing to a single design with Titanzer. I’d spend hours drawing different heads before throwing all of them in the head trash. So I decided to boil things down and start with his outline.
First I figured out his dominant feature: strength. I wanted him to be intimidating, since he’s going to be much bigger now. I started by drawing him like I was looking up from the ground at his lovely body. Some people (probably worms) call this a worm’s eye perspective, and it helps give a sense of scope. From here I tried different head and leg designs until I found myself moving in certain/uncertain directions.
The biggest surprise came when I sent Chloe some helmet concepts and she didn’t realized they were in perspective at all, wondering if I have something against putting feet on things. This turned out to be a huge help. As you can tell, I tend to baby my way through a design, only doing slight tweaks at a time. This helped push me to exaggerate even further, and I liked it.
From there I developed the thinner frame and finally settled on a reduced, strong outline with a lot of nice shapes going on it. Now all I have to do is fill it in.
Giant robot shows, can we talk for a second? My birthday was back in September. I really wanted to play an episode of one of my favorite robot shows for my closest friends, but when the day came I couldn’t bring myself to do it.
Why? I mean I draw a giant robot comic. You know I like you. But I couldn’t show you to my friends because they’re real, grown up people. People who can’t just watch a robot girl get ripped in half lengthwise without getting pretty grossed out. Not because it’s so gritty and super raw. But because they can see what that means to you guys. And absolutely nothing I say about this plot element or this design is going to make them not point at the screen like a ghost is about to crawl out of it when the main character unleashes her boobs.
See, I want to be able to show you off to my friends but you’re making it really hard on me. Like, really hard. I know some of you are old. Some of you didn’t know any better. But seriously, you’re embarrassing me now. At this point it looks like boys being afraid that girls are going to ruin their clubhouse. Missile boobs back in the 70s were hilarious in the way your dad’s kind of racist. Needle boobs now is just sad. There are so many good stories left for you to tell. You have so much to show people, so many cool things to do. Please don’t make me give an FDA warning before I show an episode anymore. It’d be doing me a huge favor.
Fanart battle between me and Lo Baker about whose main character is the hunkiest. May she rest….IN PIECES. *falls backward out the window* *building explodes*