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Mechanika, Revised and Updated by Doug Chiang

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Free-form Designing

C-1 Military Robot

One of my favorite techniques is free-form designing. I start with only a vague idea of what I want to do—in this case, a large military robot. I purposely don’t plan ahead, because I want the drawing to evolve and take on a life of its own, leading me in unexpected directions.

Tools

Surface

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

Daler-Rowney Pro White opaque watercolor paint

Fine-tip black pen

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

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

STEP 1: Sketching

Using the Cool ...

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