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12 December 2005, 08:41 AM

I tried to catch the moment of a Alien-Robo invasion and to make it kind of funny and pathetic.

Here's how it's done:

Step 1.

Pencil sketch scanned from paper. I liked this robo really well...

Step 2.

Basic shading in Photoshop. Just the midtone and some highlights. In this phase, i don't really care much about details and line precision.

Step 3.

Creating background. I needed this apocalyptic mood of world going down by invaders. Rough brushes were used to give the wright lightning. I mostly use the Natural Brushes #2 from Photoshop CS.

Step 4.

Coloring. Well, this one's mostly the hardest. I tried to integrate the figure in the environment, having fire and explosion reflection on it.

Step 5.

Outline. Yeah, some hate, some love it. In this particular case, i felt like wanting it a bit more comic-like. So i ctrl-clicked the sihluette of my robo and added two strokes: first one is white, the second one is thick black (4pt) stroke.

I also textured the surface of the robot with the easiest filter from the Filter Gallery in PS by duplicating the figure, giving it a texture and the multiplying it with the underlayer.

Step 6.

Voila! The final image. I used some blocky fonts as textures. It achieves great effects.

So, i hope you like this image. Comments are most welcome.



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12 December 2005, 04:16 PM
Chupacabra, thatīs a term that was used a lot where Iīm from. Anyway, I like your image a lot in itīs execution, but I think you have got it take sto make on a larger scale. You actually see the robot here, but you donīt see who or what heīs invading, Iīd love to see this image in a wider size, maybe with more robots on the background, and actually see some building or something being destroyed. Also, you could add more volume to the robot. Anyway, from what I see you can pull it off, but itīs only my point of view of course, good work!

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