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[QUOTE] [URL=http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y138/GekiV/jazz.jpg]Robot[/URL] [URL=http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y138/GekiV/pont_sols_over_main.jpg]Car[/URL] One of the more interesting looking designs. [/QUOTE] Oof. I really don't like those pictures. You sure they aren't fakes? They just seem below par for movie art. They look to be at the level of an average Marvel comic. I think this is a good example of a design that alot of people might find realistic, but I find generic (sorry for the haughty tone). There's no real style to that robot. There's no coherent design sense communicated by it. The forms that make it up recall neither organic forms or existing industrial design precepts. It just looks like someone made it up from their head without researching anything relevent. It's not new or innovative or original, its just ... uninspired and uninformed. For that reason I don't buy alot of the new designs as being more realistic than the old ones . The old designs had a coherent esthetic, and when they were well executed they looked like they could exist in their world. Also, the perspective in that drawing isn't very good. Also, the Patlabor-ish head doesn't match the sharp, pointy, curved body. If it were just a generic design in a comic, or even a videogame (which is what it looks like), i wouldn't mind. But it's a design for a high budget movie. Concept work for movies is pretty much the highest you can go as a fantasy oriented conceptual illustrator. Someone got paid alot to do that. Someone who is considered the top in their field, which should make them world class. That design is not world class. Personally, I like the G1 designs, and think they look real enough in an Asimo kinda way. But since they're inextricably tied to the cartoon (and the look of cartoon robots in general), I can see why they'd want to depart from that. I just wish that they'd produce some better art. Sorry to go on like this, it's just, as an artist myself, I hate to see work like this get the greenlight. Oh, and one more thing. The person who produced those images may be real talented theirselves. It's very possible that the designs were just reworked to the point of stupidity by whatever commity greenlighted them.
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