Sunday, 26 July 2009

I like RED ROBOTS!


How do all! Heres another old sketch I've just painted up. Haven't got a clue who he's meant to be....I was going to do him in white armour but as always seems to be the case with any robotty things I do...he's ended up in red!

Many,many moons ago I did a couple of comic strips featuring an army of red suited soldiers flying around the universe in their red spaceships. I think it all stems from one of my childhood heroes, Baron Von Richthofen AKA The Red Baron. I adored his Fokker Triplane and loved the fact that he (and his fellow pilots) were so confident that they flew around in brightly coloured bi-planes (unlike thier Allied counterparts who flew in dull coloured planes)

8 comments:

Magpie Magic said...

WOW, cool! Love the dynamic stance.

Spooky as well about the Red Baron. I've always been fascinated by him. Did you see the film they made about his life?

Gordon Fraser said...

Cheers Cap'n!

No, I haven't seen it yet....(I didn't even know it was out yet! I will get it on DVD though...just so I can watch his plane buzzing around the place!)

natural attrill said...

Nice work again Goth, I really like the background textures and colours in this one.
Penny.

tlc illustration said...

The red is very dynamic (one of the things I like about "Iron Man"s armor). Your concept sketches are terrific. So much character.

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Jessie said...

Hi Gordon,
Great illustration here! Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog - glad you like the burnt yellow! :)

Sue said...

Love the red armour, Goth, it makes him look crosser! Great stuff!

Andrew Glazebrook said...

This is what the Shiny Red Robots of Vortis should have looked like in Hyperdrive !!

LR said...

This is very cool. I like the red color, makes him seem menacing.