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Mechanika, Revised and Updated by Doug Chiang

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Robot Pilot

Designing Complex Shapes

I’m enamored with complex, polymorphic shapes. Interior design for vehicle cockpits is fun for that reason. In this demo, you’ll learn to use complex shapes to tackle the ubiquitous giant robot with a cockpit and a human pilot.

Tools

Surface

Post-it Note pad, 3" × 3" (8cm × 8cm)

Premium white 28-lb. (105gsm) color copier paper, 11" × 17" (28cm × 43cm)

Markers

Cool Grey 30%, 50%, 60%, 70%

Other

8-inch (20cm) 45°/90° plastic triangle with inking edge

12-inch (30cm) metal ruler

Air marker system

Blue line pencil

Craft knife

Daler-Rowney Pro White opaque watercolor paint

Fine-tip black pen

Pointed round kolinsky sable brush, 116" (2mm)

Small and large ellipse guides, sizes 10°– 80°

Spray adhesive

White vinyl ...

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