Monday, July 13, 2009
TF2 - Protectobot Scout 02
So here is the Charger-not-a-Charger Scout, vehicle mode. Pretty straight forward, as far as police styling goes, mag wheels and sleeker front bumper pad, LED siren lights. And of course, here and there lines are changed, front and rear lights, the usual legal evasions.
The coloring idea was blue and white, like the G1 Protectobots, but after having it so light blue, we went back in and darkened it. This pic is the original color submission. Above it, I thought you guys might like to see a little process - I pretty much do a neutral gray. I keep the elements on separate layers, the body, the windows, the lines/elements (door handles, seaming, etc.), the shadows, and the highlights. This leaves nearly unlimited coloring possibilities, I can change the colors, and add badging and stripes, or anything else, and maintain the integrity of the car elements, with minimal adjustments.
The fact that it's a white car kind of led me to this technique, I wasn't doing it for the Combaticons, but helped a lot in the months to come. The conceit we used for the coloring was mostly white with blue for the car, 50/50 for the Warrior truck, and then mostly blue for the Sniper chopper, so I had to come up with something a little more adaptable while I designing the paint apps for these guys...
And then the transform sequence. Tomorrow, I'll talk more about it, but I do realize I should have used more Streetwise, and less Prowl, for an influence...but c'mon.