Friday, February 12, 2010

Update: Spotlight Prowl

I turned in the last page of Spotlight: Prowl last night.
The entire issue was drawn digitally in MangaStudio 4.0 EX. I haven't done anything Transformers in this software until now. I've always thought drawing something as mechanical as Transformers digitally would be kind of difficult because of the more precision lines that they required, but it wasn't as difficult as I had imagined.

I've always wanted to try more industrialized look on Transformers. Something along the line of stuff you may see in Steel Battalion. Military looking and leaner alien robots rather than more human-like. I tried some Prowl design that never made it into the book. Looking back, I may not even go for it myself.

Oh well, going back to the drawing board. :p


Neil said...

Looks pretty good to me. Just add more mass to the arm and legs and it could probably work well. :)

E.J.Su said...

The experiment was to see how it would look with less than human proportion, but I guess at the end it didn't work too well. :p

T.V. said...

Too bad this angle never got anywhere, because I'm interested in seeing it explored further. ;)

I'm also a fan of Izumo Yuki's stuff, ever since I came across some of his art for "For the Barrel" on the web a couple of years ago.

I could on about this forever in terms of design philosophy and playing with the viewer's expectations, but then it wouldn't be just a comment anymore. :p