By Keith Thompson

The facility to render attention-grabbing, convincing robots is an important ability for artists who layout desktop video games or illustrate photo novels and comedian books. This e-book offers 50 robotic designs for artists to repeat, after which beautify with their very own artistic thrives. each one layout gains step by step constructional drawings, with directions for shading and coloring. between them are--

* easy robots, easy-to-create "starter" models
* Wizards and alchemists
* Clockwork robots, comprised of gears, cogs, and mechanical parts
* Bipedal anti-tank robots carrying out destiny wars
* Insect-like robots with desktop brains
* robot shock-troop robots for interstellar warfare

Readers also will locate recommendation on potent storytelling, heading off simplistic cliches, looking for positive feedback, and preserving efficient paintings behavior. greater than 2 hundred instructive colour illustrations.

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When the tips of the two are relatively close together, anchoring the pencil, the entire hand generally folds inward; and thus the mobility and reach of the pencil movement is limited by how far the fingers can stretch. This position is called Position A and is quite similar to the writing grip. It is very useful in sketching short strokes and details, and it gives the artist more control of the tool while it is less prone to making mistakes. 19 WANG_CH3(19-36)3rdpas 6/26/01 11:37 AM Page 20 (Black plate) WRITING POSITION • • • tight grip no flexibility hold very close to lead SKETCHING POSITIONS • looser grip • flexible • hold farther up the shaft POSITION A 20 WANG_CH3(19-36)3rdpas 7/16/01 1:27 PM Page 21 (Black plate) POSITION B Position B is when the tips of the second finger and thumb are far apart.

Should be drawn in such a way that they do not steal the attention from the center of attraction. Use contrast in the level of details as well as contrast in light and dark to differentiate the fields of visual grounds. Left side was a rough outline and unfinished portion of the sketch. (#2/HB pencil) 51 WANG_CH4(37-70)3rdpas 6/26/01 12:06 PM Page 52 (Black plate) SUBTLE CHANGES IN TONAL EFFECT Trees in the Background Note the dark contrast of branches that project towards the viewer. Trees in the background are often seen in groups.

40 The picture frame is a hypothetical frame between the object and the artist. The picture frame is used to isolate the object of interest. WANG_CH4(37-70)3rdpas 6/25/01 2:18 PM Page 41 (Black plate) Landscape Sketching A simple landscape sketch often includes the following components: trees, shrubs, grounds, hills, water, and some man-made elements, like houses. A good landscape sketch is a careful composition of some or all of the above components. We seldom sketch a single tree, a lonely hill, or a body of water without including its surroundings.

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