the life Cycle of a Crab ank

I drew a Crab tank the other day and Paul Richards added to the idea so i decided to sketch out what that might look like.
  1. small Pupa tanks are issued to young boys and girls when they join the fighting core at which point they begin to bond and learn together .
  2. Later they migrate to the young tank cycle where the teens then fill a scout and Currier roll as they finish out there schooling.
  3. This is the biggest first step into maturity both the for single occupant and  the  Growing Crab tank.
  4. As the Crab tank enters Full maturity it begins to take on unique attributes making each one diffident from the next .A custom Ceramic outer shell is crafted to fit the ever evolving Crab tanks body some times to fill a roll and sometimes just to enhance its natural strengths

Max Gun Paint WIP

My friends kid is having his 5th birthday next weekend and what better gift than a custom nerf gun? well a lot of  other things would be better but that's what hes getting form me any way :)

cliff notes :

  • black spray base cote 
  • mask off areas
  • brown spray coat
  • hairspray
  • color
  • remove mask 
(currently at this point)
  • light  wet sand paper until desired ware 
  • brown wash on color and wipe off 
  • sand color on black parts and wipe off
  • shoot someone 

Assault rifle final with variants

This was an an experiment to expand my portfolio and try and go through the process of concepting .By doing this it was clear to me that thumb nails are a key part of concepting not only for myself but for your client.
When i was coming up the with the design for this i was drawing in ball point pen on a piece of yellow stripped paper which you could show to a client but it may be a point where they are unable to give you feed back because they dont see what you see hidden in the lines and the mess.Because of this i have been practicing doing pages of themed thumb nails on plain paper.
As I move onto the next exercise i will make sure i am able to present my work along the way in some fashion.nothing fancy but something that conveys some clear ideas.What may seem like chicken scratch to me is a valuable tool in creating a pleasant interaction between you and your client .

any way yes Assault rifle ! The original was painted in grey scale with acrylics then scanned and cleaned up colored and rearranged in Photoshop.