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2-minute sketches of robot concepts

Messy Sketches: 2-Minute Robots

By | Sketchbook

9 (Very Quick) Pages.
Tools: fountain pens, markers
Paper: Moleskine Classic Notebook (5″x8.25″, 70gsm, Ivory)

This is my “Messbook,” a throw-away sketchbook that I use for demos and sketching experiments. It’s small and cheap(ish) so I never feel like I’m wasting a page, even when I’m completely reckless. Right now, I’m working on a 2-minute design exercise: create a quick, interesting silhouette with a medium gray marker, then rough in the details with a black pen. Each sketch should take 2 minutes or less. The goal is to generate lots of concepts without investing a lot of time, materials or emotions in each one.

Photograph of the cover of my messy sketchbook, with the word messbook on the cover

2-minute sketches of robot concepts

2-minute sketches of robot concepts

2-minute sketches of robot concepts

2-minute sketches of robot concepts

2-minute sketches of robot concepts

2-minute sketches of robot concepts

2-minute sketches of robot concepts

2-minute sketches of robot concepts

2-minute sketches of robot concepts

 

Quick pose studies for an illustration of a robot.

Ant and Robot Sketches

By | Sketchbook

10 Pages.
Tools:
non-photo blue pencil, Fineliner, Tombow Dual-Brush Pen.
Paper: Moleskine Classic Notebook (7″ x 9.75″, 70gsm, ivory)

I used these sketches to get ready for my “Ants” illustration. Some of them were quick pose explorations. The small pose studies took 1-2 minutes. The larger studies took 5-10 minutes. I also did a few 10-15-minute marker and ink studies of ants. “Ants” was my first detailed illustration of ants (or any other insect). These studies made the final illustration much better.

Quick pose studies for an illustration of a robot.

Quick pose studies for an illustration of a robot.

Quick pose studies for an illustration of a robot.

Quick pose studies for an illustration of a robot.

Close-up studies of ants.

Close-up studies of ants.

Quick pose studies for an illustration of a robot.

Quick pose studies for an illustration of a robot.

Quick pose studies for an illustration of a robot.

Quick pose studies for an illustration of a robot.

A digital illustration showing a very small robot making a crayon sketch of ants.

“Ants”: an Illustration for the Biomimicry Center

By | Collaboration, Digital Painting

I created this image for the Biomimicry Center at Arizona State University. Biomimicry (or “bio-inspired design”) uses nature as a model for solving design, business and engineering problems. It’s also part of the curriculum for InnovationSpace, a transdisciplinary design studio I co-teach at ASU, which makes the Biomimicry Center one of my most frequent partners.

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Digital painting of a young robot watching TV.

“I Love this Show!”

By | Digital Painting

The first illustration for my new portfolio is finished! I’m putting together a tutorial to show how this illustration grew from a few daily practice sketches into a complete illustration. In the meantime, here’s the finished image and the original sketch.

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Quick sketch of a robot concept by Benoit Godde.

New Sketches – Master Studies 2

By | Sketchbook

6 Pages

When left to my own devices, I tend to make simple, slightly cute genre characters. It’s fun (which is at least half of the reason why I do this) but I’d like to add more texture (aka “technoclutter”), especially in my ink drawings. So this group of master studies focuses on images with great technical details. Read More

Quick study sketch of a K-250 action figure from Star Wars: Rogue 1.

Daily Sketches – Master Studies 1

By | Sketchbook

8 Pages

I love master studies. Find a drawing, painting or design you admire and sketch it. Figure out why you admire it. Analyze what the artist did. And build your sketching skills. Currently, I try to start each practice session with a warm-up master study.

This group of master sketches focuses on robots. Beyond the general theme of “Hey, cool robots!” there isn’t a lot that links them together. I just liked what I saw and had a lot of fun exploring them. You can find links to the original images (along with about 1,000 other images) in this Pinterest board. Read More