juliaL719 wrote:You know, I can't help but feel like I've seen something similar before.
I like that linked design a lot. I wouldn't have a bad thing to say about this artist if he brought work like this to the table more often (yes, that includes his "cute" stuff too). His designs since his return, aside from "small foot complex" and "fear of the dark," have looked somewhat inadequate.
This design seems like he is relying more on his credibility with the voters than the artwork itself. The lack of joints on the dog, is not only implausible, it also lacks constancy with the other robot. The staging looks incomplete; I would just remove the halftone in the background, leaving just the characters and the shadows, if you aren't going to incorporate a ground plain, other "props" and whatnot. The robot being a 3 quarter view and the dog being a side view looks awkward as well as the fact that the dog isn't on the same ground plain as the robot (the robot is a tad more in the foreground).
The robot, colors, and highlights/ shading are great.
I enjoy some of his work. I think he is better than this, and he has proven it in the past (especially when viewing that other entry, "lets Play"). He is capable of good things, and I know he could have made this design 10 times better. Granted, I know artist can't bring our A-game every time, but this seems somewhat of a slapdash design.