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.

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  1. creepy! Like a 'toxic idea' - a lightbulb that comes on over your head, but then won't stop buzzing around and being venomous!

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    1. That's an interesting idea for it, I like it ^_^

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  2. Hi Deanna! Welcome to CAA :D I'm Hannah and I'm just about to head into my 3rd year, if you need help with anything, feel free to ask me on my blog hannah-milliner.blogspot.co.uk Looking forward to meeting you!

    Loving this design, super creepy :D

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    1. Thanks, I'm sure I will ask for help sooner or later...I appreciate the help ^_^ I'm very excited to start =]

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  3. This is looking awesome, I love the idea of a light bulb insect. Could be cool if it had a way to bite and drain power from people/things which then made the bulb light up.
    Keep them coming :)

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    1. Thanks ^_^ I preferred making the creatures so this I got to kind of get away with doing both a machine and a creature I suppose

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  4. These are really cool! I think the side view really captured the structure of the glass. Well done!

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    1. Thanks! It took me a while to get the glass looking decent but I'm happy with it.

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