Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Machine Turnaround: Light Bulb Bug
So I made my selection from my thumbnails, I decided to start with the machine first as I figured this would be a challenge. I find drawing/painting both glass and metal to be very difficult so I was prepared to spend a long time on this. I spent a while researching references...mostly light bulbs and a few Steampunk-themed insect sculptures to help me out.
Even though I liked the thumbnail because of how the bug was lit up in the darkness, I decided to not do it the same way for the final design. I wanted to focus on it looking really fragile and dainty, so I though making part of it transparent and its legs really thin would be a good idea. I also got rid of the fuzzy looking bit on the wings as again I wanted it to look fragile and simplistic (the wings are meant to look sort of like glass). I really enjoyed making this, especially the challenge of drawing the glass somewhat realistically but practice will help me improve I hope. Overall I'm really happy with how this turned out despite it causing me a lot of frustration to start with.