MAKOTO KOBAYASHI inspired robot done for fun, this guy was blocked out from a few months ago…. just got around to doing a paintover. Painted a different version first but felt this angle was a little more dynamic so this version looks a bit chopped up with the details from the other painting, ah well. Fun playing with these really organic forms for something ‘mechanical’, tried to keep everything a similar aesthetic, but maybe only the ammo canisters in that universe remain familiar (like something you would find on a phalanx or mini gun) to give it some reference point? In hindsight it might look better with some cool organic podform on the back of the gun that they use instead of an ammo tank….. might explore that further at a later date. The gun has organic sculpted ports that its fingers lock into instead of a traditional handle looking form. Played around with it having canisters attached to the shoulder ports and with some aerials and antenna off the back but thought it looked best really striped back and simple.
Here were some quick grey renders of the simple ZB model i sculpted for the paintovers.[link]