The beginnings of the robots creation via a white prismacolor pencil.
For my nature V mechanical piece I wanted to do something more robotic creature imitating something from nature. The ideas I had were based on various animals turned more robotic. The last three that made it to sketching were the alligator, the deer, and the pelican. After much deliberation and second opinions, I decide to go for the alligator style mechanical. As with most prismacolor pieces I made a white outline for everything I wanted to put into the final piece using tan toned paper. After that I chose metallic grays and whites for most of the body. The "eyes" and the feeler like wires were made with oranges and reds and the ends in blue and black. After a pretty generic background I used black to divide the segments of the metal body to show how it moves in a natural manner. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out but I would like to do more with it. I would like to create a scene or something with it like the creature is chasing someone that he found. Another thing I would like to do is make the eyes have an emanating red light to signal alertness. In general, I want my piece to tell some sort of story. Overall, I like how it turned out but I felt the story behind it was lacking somewhat.