MY TOTALLY PROFESSIONAL BLOG
Hullo folks!You won’t have seen much from me recently (especially if you don’t follow me) and that’s because my day job has really been making the most of me recently BUT ALSO I’ve been involved in a secret project which hopefully I can start bragging about in the next few months!IN THE MEANTIMERemember these doofuseses? http://screwloosestudios.tumblr.com/post/16667997683/in-my-spare-time-i-draw-goofy-robots-lol-j-k-iI’ve been spending a bit of time trying to streamline them and make some of them look a bit more simian. I tired to model number six (the electro skeleton fellow) on a baboon but it just wasn’t coming out right so maybe I’ll leave it as is. I’ve also got a page full of arm sketches for eleven (the one with one arm) and I can’t quite get it down! This designing lark is tough!

Hullo folks!
You won’t have seen much from me recently (especially if you don’t follow me) and that’s because my day job has really been making the most of me recently BUT ALSO I’ve been involved in a secret project which hopefully I can start bragging about in the next few months!

IN THE MEANTIME

Remember these doofuseses? http://screwloosestudios.tumblr.com/post/16667997683/in-my-spare-time-i-draw-goofy-robots-lol-j-k-i

I’ve been spending a bit of time trying to streamline them and make some of them look a bit more simian. I tired to model number six (the electro skeleton fellow) on a baboon but it just wasn’t coming out right so maybe I’ll leave it as is. I’ve also got a page full of arm sketches for eleven (the one with one arm) and I can’t quite get it down! This designing lark is tough!

I entered a Mario Kart 8 tournament today and my performance was…variable.Also I finally got a Wii U! I suppose, if you are so inclined, you can friend me up at WhatSkilletts.(Also I’m working on a pretty high profile animation project right now so I’ll be gloating about that just as soon as I can!)

I entered a Mario Kart 8 tournament today and my performance was…variable.

Also I finally got a Wii U! I suppose, if you are so inclined, you can friend me up at WhatSkilletts.

(Also I’m working on a pretty high profile animation project right now so I’ll be gloating about that just as soon as I can!)

I don’t work with gifs very often so when I came to compile this one I was disappointed to remember that you take a hit in quality in order to make it move.From Tingle’s Balloon Trip of Love, one of my favourite games!A full colour, non moving version can be viewed here: http://professorfandango.deviantart.com/art/Select-Your-Tingle-454938835

I don’t work with gifs very often so when I came to compile this one I was disappointed to remember that you take a hit in quality in order to make it move.
From Tingle’s Balloon Trip of Love, one of my favourite games!
A full colour, non moving version can be viewed here: http://professorfandango.deviantart.com/art/Select-Your-Tingle-454938835

"Let’s settle this like professionals…play me at this puzzle game!"

"Let’s settle this like professionals…play me at this puzzle game!"

I don’t usually like showing off ‘works in progress’ because it sort of ruins the surprise, you know? But who knows when I’ll get to finish this one.Having said that, I managed to crank out this much in an hour or two last night so it might be sooner than I think!

I don’t usually like showing off ‘works in progress’ because it sort of ruins the surprise, you know? But who knows when I’ll get to finish this one.
Having said that, I managed to crank out this much in an hour or two last night so it might be sooner than I think!

"One on a scooter blowing his hooter, smoking a big cigar."

"One on a scooter blowing his hooter, smoking a big cigar."

However could Captain Callisto manage without the inventive and expensive tools provided by her associate over in R&D?(Somebody else would probably do it.)

However could Captain Callisto manage without the inventive and expensive tools provided by her associate over in R&D?
(Somebody else would probably do it.)

I was watching the Judge Dredd film last night* and was reminded that I need to draw Callisto more, need to get her consistent.And also! Need to test out her riot gear!

*You know which one.

I was watching the Judge Dredd film last night* and was reminded that I need to draw Callisto more, need to get her consistent.
And also! Need to test out her riot gear!

*You know which one.

Colour schemes! My one weakness!*Shambolix is particularly difficult due to the fact that he’s pieced together from old parts so you might expect a lot of mismatching colours but this can make the character less coherent and (as I’ve certainly learned) fewer colours tend to make for a stronger scheme. I tried changing what colours were where and even went back to his first design and tried those colours but it was never really sitting right.
For my second attempt I tried making everything a standard “junk” grey/blue and then highlighting a few parts here and there. It didn’t seem too bad but standing him next to his peers revealed a lot of yellows and reds in my other robot designs.Lastly I went for a turquoise which was pulled from a very old robot dog character who has since been taken out back, added a bit of orange into the mix for variety and some dark blue for contrast. It’s growing on me! What do you think?
*Amongst many others

Colour schemes! My one weakness!*

Shambolix is particularly difficult due to the fact that he’s pieced together from old parts so you might expect a lot of mismatching colours but this can make the character less coherent and (as I’ve certainly learned) fewer colours tend to make for a stronger scheme. I tried changing what colours were where and even went back to his first design and tried those colours but it was never really sitting right.

For my second attempt I tried making everything a standard “junk” grey/blue and then highlighting a few parts here and there. It didn’t seem too bad but standing him next to his peers revealed a lot of yellows and reds in my other robot designs.

Lastly I went for a turquoise which was pulled from a very old robot dog character who has since been taken out back, added a bit of orange into the mix for variety and some dark blue for contrast. It’s growing on me! What do you think?


*Amongst many others

More Fandango robots, this time I felt that Shambolix needed a major redesign!At his inception I deliberately wanted each of his parts to be sourced from another robot, so much so that one or two robots were actually created retroactively from this design!Later I felt that wasn’t so important, though a few recognisable pieces would be nice. By this time I was a bit better at drawing and was able to make the design a little sleeker and a little more focussed but his awkward proportions made him less distinguishable in places.Now I felt as though the humanoid “junk golem” model was a bit obvious and kind of lame so I set about on a new design. I wanted him to be more beastly since a lot of my zone bosses so far are bipedal and roughly human sized and one thing I felt the character really lacked was an identity so I soon settled on the junkyard dog (har har) angle.I tried to balance complexity, so that the character was clearly made up of a lot of scrap parts and simplicity so that he would be relatively easy to animate. Time will tell on that one!

More Fandango robots, this time I felt that Shambolix needed a major redesign!
At his inception I deliberately wanted each of his parts to be sourced from another robot, so much so that one or two robots were actually created retroactively from this design!

Later I felt that wasn’t so important, though a few recognisable pieces would be nice. By this time I was a bit better at drawing and was able to make the design a little sleeker and a little more focussed but his awkward proportions made him less distinguishable in places.

Now I felt as though the humanoid “junk golem” model was a bit obvious and kind of lame so I set about on a new design. I wanted him to be more beastly since a lot of my zone bosses so far are bipedal and roughly human sized and one thing I felt the character really lacked was an identity so I soon settled on the junkyard dog (har har) angle.

I tried to balance complexity, so that the character was clearly made up of a lot of scrap parts and simplicity so that he would be relatively easy to animate. Time will tell on that one!