Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Working drawings/ sketches

These are some of the original drawings I started with when I began this project. All of these were done at the Field Museum in Chicago. The Blueprints that are posted below come directly from these sketches. This is where the hard information comes from. I see these as more of a separate piece of work more related to my love for medical illustration. Regardless of what there original purpose was for, they now serve as a template for most of my work.This study shows the arm of a Whaleses along with a few side views of some pelvis. The dash marks listed on the bones that will appear in most of my studies are not just for aesthetic reasons. They list the joints of the ligaments. This is on 90 lb watercolor paper 12x18.

Rib cage study from a collective of early mammals. With overlay of tracing paper outlining schematic for Ostrich ship based off the Andalgalornis bird skeleton. 90 lb watercolor paper 12x18Front leg studies mixed with sea otter skeleton and sturgeon. This is the beginning of the mechanics behind much of the flexibility and rotation to the appendages of my creations. 90 lb watercolor paper 12x18

This study is more informational than the others. This is where alot of the ideas came from for the legs and arms of much of the robots I have made so far comes from. The aardvark mech gained alot from these. Crucial information on this would be the distance between the legs in the bottom right. This played a large part in how I saw my creatures move and really gave them a more life like feel versus something just made up.

That's another thing I want to make clear through my work. Is that all of the mechanical creatures I make are ment to function as real machines. They are modeled from real animals and mimic there movements through mechanized means. Cybernetic creatures mirroring nature. I enjoy the idea of having it all presented as one piece, but I have trouble with the idea of what works depend on others such as these versus my finished paintings.

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