Thursday, March 02, 2006

GIANT ROBOTS!!

While working on DEXTER'S and PPG, I became known as the go-to-guy for giant robots. (...and if you ever watched those shows, you know there was a LOT of 'em...)





The infamous POWERPUFF DYNAMO


Ya know when these robots do all their cool transformer shit? Someone has to figure out how all that stuff actually works:



For THE POWERPUFF GIRLS MOVIE, I had to design Kaboom Baboon's BaboomBot, which would be realized in CGI. This required WAY more detailed work than usual: Full turns with no cheats, special drawings for the workings of the hands, etc.



Here's the result:



All that hard hand-drawn work probably just went to further the myth that all cartoons are just "done by a computer". *SIGH*

25 comments:

burgerlog said...

prop master!

SteveLambe said...

Yikes....thats some pretty complex designs right there. It's intimidating to think you came up with all that. I quit!

P.S. I know you had to of drawn that PPG Dynamo missle spread bigger than a post it. Unless you used a maginifying glass and a teeny pencil ;)

David said...

I must say that I loved every single one of your robot designs, even before I knew that you did them.

potato farm girl said...

The power of your left brain working with your right brain is perfect for robots! I'm going to have to let my brother see this, he likes Dexter.

K McLeod said...

Yeah Chris whata just say thanks!

Your post have been very helpfull in my own designing of props and layouts. Please keep posting.

Piotr said...

Wow those bots were a blast to watch when Dex was on, awesome to see that you did all of them. Great transformations as well, maybe you can help Speilberg on his Transformers Movie!

Scott Tolleson said...

These are some kick-ass robot designs. So simple yet so detailed. Thanks for sharing.

xenos said...

excellent stuff! your designs are very tight and have they been used for toy models? some of your sketches seem very familiar. anyhow, keep it up...

Jay D Smith said...

great stuff!!!

Serapio Calm said...

Your robots kick butt!

Sam said...

The combination of (functional!) technical detail and striking design is awe-inspiring.

With standards like this, character designers will need engineering degrees soon.

Alina Chau said...

THESE ARE TOOOOOOO COOOOOOOL!

R.A. MacNeil said...

WOW! These are awesome.

-Ryan

TonyC. said...

Your a MACHINE!!!

PEPE said...

brilliant work!!!

Schmiddy said...

I love these drawings

scottdiggs said...

Robots are good. That's the thing with robots.

Jorge said...

Jeez Chris these are awesome. I love how you managed to make the robots cool and distinct while maintaining all the characteristics of the show styles.

Noooiiice!

paublo said...

i think i just threw up a bit in my mouth! these are AMAZING dude, it's so cool being such a huge fan of the shows and seeing where it all came from.

Miah Alcorn said...

Well, not that it hasn't been said enough but... these are just fantastic. I was just blown away. Amazing stuff as always Mr. Battle.

Cale Atkinson said...

From all these I can easily see how you became the go to guy for robots! Kudos on these great designs!
You are no doubt one of my go to guys for great blog posts! Look forward to seeing what turns up next!

Brad said...

me like robot designs. kick ass!

Chris Battle said...

Thanks for all the compliments, guys; Glad you're all enjoying the classic stuff. This is where watching alot of ROBOTECH as a kid will get you.

Xenos- The only one of my designs made into toy form was a talking Powerpuff doll of Blossom in her DyNaMo flight suit. No robots yet...

Darryl Young said...

Can't git' enough!
Great designs, loved 'em on t.v. , and love 'em here!

tomm said...

wow brilliant stuff you should be an engineer - an evil scientist or something