Cody Avery - Sketchbook


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Carrier drone sketches I’m working on.


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Looking cool! I really like your ideas! Keep them coming!


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Thanks for the kind words. I’m going to cleanup/finish the drone designs this weekend here.


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You have a ways to go before you are ready to work on the type of projects I put artist on but You are quickly showing the potential to get there keep at this your are getting better all the time and showing concept exploration . Dig it


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Thank you Travis, I appreciate the feedback,. I’m trying to figure out the balance in working on learning/my portfolio and my day job [gotta’ pay rent].

I’ve worked up the drones to “finished” sketches. When I get back from GDC next week I’m going to try and bring them up to a finished render/painting [2D]. I’m kind of worried that going to GDC this year may have been a year too early now.


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GDC is a great event but you got to have a plan and do your best to set up meetings. good luck man and keep me posted


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Thanks I’ll do my best. How would I go about setting up meetings? Is that something I would do at the convention? Or should I have asked studios/people in advance?


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I’m back from San Fran/GDC. I learned a lot, got a lot of good feedback on where I’m at and made a lot of new friends/connections. I’m going to try and use the thread here like an actual sketchbook/journal.

Before I had left, Paul Richards gave me some notes on the drones. So I’m taking that into account.

I’ll take these to sketches in the next few days.


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Golden! Keep the post going


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Great sketches and lots of very interesting ideas with this drone, i like 01, 09 and 16 the most! If you are planning to finalize and polish some of them i am definitely looking forward to see it!


#12

Amazing info dude! Very helpful too! Thanks for sharing!


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Hey man, Really really like the designs. The shape language does concern me for a non-horror robot. I see this being touched upon in the feedback you got. I especially like the changes made on the left there.

I was 100% certain they had a stinger after I scrolled through the thread the first time. My brain just filled in Mosquito.
The thin legs leave me thinking about Mosquitos and syringes :frowning:
I went on a 2 minute google hunt for medical equipment. The rounded friendly shapes would definently be a better fit.

Last but not least my favorite medical robot and a real world example to go with him.
(Bob Ross did teach us all to put small friends together)


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Travis - Thank you I will.

Klaudio - I am going to work up some designs to finish. Thanks for your input, I’m liking 01, 06, 09, 21, and 22 myself.

Adrian - Thanks, yeah I have gotten some more ref of less imposing shape language and medical equipment. I’ll post me ref sheet below.


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I’m back to working through Kory Hubbell’s Character Concept Class I bought “on-demand” a while back.


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Huge Fan of how you Combine and mix your stuff.
Got some pretty cool designs out of the bugs right there!


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Thanks JeffHH, I need to put more hours into them to get them to finish.


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