As I mentioned in my Pokémon brands post, sometimes the strangest ideas hit you, and given their perceived coolness, they stick in your mental lists of weird things you should indulge in as a designer. Ever since I got my Airport Express and took it out of the box, I thought it resembled a robot head. A cyclops robot head, perhaps, but a robot head nevertheless. After that, I couldn’t stop thinking of the ways my hardware tools could come to life in robot form. I did a few speedpaints to see how that would look.
I know, I know, I totally promised to update weekly or at least biweekly on my tablet progress, but life’s not always easy that way. Right now, I’ll try to do something monthly, because it’s a lot of fun to do.
So, my Airport was an obvious choice. But I soon found that it’s not that hard to see a little guy in an iPod Nano either:
Would be pretty neat if it actually did that.
Obviously, these were all drawn in about 20-25 minutes each over the course of last week. I prefer to do quick drawings, because actually turning one of these into complete ‘paintings’ would probably take me all day. The devil’s in the details indeed.
And there’s my primary workstation, the Mac Pro. I did a few sketches and ended up with stuff that looked more like a Jawa Sandcrawler from Star Wars, so after a few more drawings I found a look I really liked. Sort of like a jellyfish on your desk.
My Canon digital SLR camera made a good subject for the last speedpaint. I always wanted it to be smart enough to zip around on its own and follow me through the office so it’s there when I need it.
Come on, Canon, just put some wheels in those side grips. It’d make for an excellent little transforming tank-camera combination.