Monday, May 19, 2008

DESTRUCTOTRON!!





This was one of the last designs I worked on at my job before they closed down the men's division. Nothing was ever done with this artwork, which I think would have made a pretty cool pair of boxers. The final image had Japanese characters running down the side reading 'Giant Robot', made to look sort of like an old Japanese movie poster. Here are a couple of different takes on the concept, sans lettering and the final design as it would have looked.

9 comments:

FrogDaddy said...

izzat mostly photoshop Justin?
it's cool how good we got it nowadays...
imagine coloring that up twice by hand? phunk dat!
the robot seems strangely underinked for you...
you seem like you held back a bit on some of that
reflective type inking effects stuff you do so well...
was that a designer call? it's cool regardless!
I'd like to see how they'd place on boxer shorts though...he may be stepping across the crotchal area!
glad to see you maintaining both sketchblogs!
nice output dude!

The Keeper's Notes said...

Thanks, Glennniitto! It's a combo of Illustrator and Photoshop. The robot was 'inked' in Illustrator...well, drawn in AI, over my pencil sketch. I guess that accounts for the lack of flourish in it's lines. No real thick to thin to speak of. All the colors and effects were done in Photoshop. Yeh, I think this would have been impossible without these programs! The robot was placed on the left leg of the boxer and the type down the right side....maybe I shall post the croquis of the short!

Everybody's gotta be in a Gang said...

Looks good! I like it with the green background- to bad they didn't use it...
Isn't that just like the MAN?

The Keeper's Notes said...

Thanks, Dan. Unfortunately, none of the stuff in this line got anywhere. I don't even know if any buyers got to see this one - they shut down the men's division just a couple of weeks after I did it. Still, it was fun to work on and I learned some new techniques putting it together.

jason quinones said...

can't believe i hadn't commented on this one yet!

this is cool!

there...now i've got a clear conscious.

jason quinones said...

...or is it "clear conscience"?

either way. i'm in the clear!

my fave's the green one

The Keeper's Notes said...

Thanks, Jason! I think you got it right the second time, lol! The first time...a clear concious? Not with all the beer you drink!!! ;)

jason quinones said...

what now? beer??

what is the substance called "beer" of which you speak??

The Keeper's Notes said...

wait, I'm sorry..I made a typo. I meant Bear...BEAR! All the bear you drink! Must be hard liquifying those poor creatures, though..all the hair...