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Alex Model Sheet by Robo-Shark Alex Model Sheet by Robo-Shark
This is a reference for my OC contest, where you can win custom illustrations or plush toys! Go check my journal for info if you'd like to enter!

EDIT: Changed the placement of the strap for the goggles on the turnaround! Thanks a bunch for all the suggestions so far, this was a quick fix I could do in a few minutes before getting back to sketchbook work. Hopefully I will have time to redo the whole sheet and deal with the other issues another time.

Newer Alex model sheet! This one isn't a great ref for her jacket, since I'm animating her without it, but the older one works for that. The old one is here: [link]

As a reference for the contest (ffff GO ENTER!!), for a 2D animation I'm working on, and as additional reference for a friend who is creating 3D models of Rafe and Al C:

I decided to leave this one in sketchy mode so the shape breakdowns are easy to see, and because cleaning it up takes forever - don't have time.

Alex is my original character, part of a comic called Mechanima.

Some additional notes for Luke on materials:
-T-shirt is usually tucked into pants
-Black leather belt, metal buckle
-Thick knitted wool scarf, similar to Harry Potter
-Canvas high-top shoes with rubber toe and soles
-Yellow fabric hair ties
-Khaki canvas shorts
-Cotton t-shirt
-Puffy cloth bomber jacket with short pile off-white/beige fur collar
-Fingerless gloves, worn tan leather
-Brass goggles, worn/scuffed look - grayish green tinted glass lenses, leather strap with metal buckle

Mechanima Jay Miller.
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HuggedByABear Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student General Artist
I did something like this once, but then ended up getting rid of it because I had no use for the character in the end. That was so long ago I'm not sure I even remember the character...I think it was the one where I got my old username from...Aki Myra. She was a cat girl. I made her in my weeaboo stage, so it's no wonder I got rid of her. xD
I'm sorry but Alex has to be my favorite. She's so cute and, well, she makes me think of me when I was around her age. I wasn't quite into mechanics, but I was into architecture and loved building things.
And we were both kinda excluded from the rest of the crowd. But that's another story.
Robo-Shark Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, I had a few I ditched from those years...they weren't in a weeaboo stage exactly, but they were really...flashy and screamed "teen angst" hahah. I guess Rafe did too, back in those days, aaah the fishnets he wore OH NO. XD I had to make this one to do animations of her, it really needs a revamp too.

Ahh thank you, I'm really glad you can relate to her! That feeling of being excluded can be tough to cope with, I hope things are better for you now?
HuggedByABear Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh man, sounds intense D:
And he wore fishnets? I'm not sure whether to be afraid or excited x'D
Aww, well I still think it looks nice! :)

You're welcome C: She's such an adorable kid :heart: And yeah, things are better for me now. I've dealt with it most of my life, but once I hit 9th grade it started to lighten up. It still kinda messed me up a bit though. I'm always worried people are upset with me or think I'm dumb or don't like me etc. and I do all I can to make people happy.
It's a gift. And a curse.
/Monk reference
Robo-Shark Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ahahah since he and I are very connected I guess he sorta went through my goth phase too, it was ridiculous :V Thank you!

I know the feeling of being worried that others are seeing you as dumb or a burden or anything else, it's tough to get past it when you've been treated badly for a good while, and it's hard to trust others again too. I'm sure you have nothing to worry about :)
HuggedByABear Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Ah, that makes sense! :D And define ridiculous. xD

Oh yeah. It's fine for the most part, people actually like me now (kinda), but it still lingers in the back of my mind. I'm always paranoid that I'm doing something wrong or making someone upset or something, and I don't want that. I just want to make people happy ;;
insanis-artifex Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
ive been looking for inspiration on a side-scrolling platformer and as soon as i saw this character i had a rush of ideas.
Thanks for the great idea, keep being awesome.
Robo-Shark Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet, glad my work could inspire you! I'd love to see the side-scroller development if you're going to be sharing any of it here!
S-T-H-M Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Artist
Wow, I think ive done that before! I dont think I ever got around to the coloring part though.
Robo-Shark Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
They're fun to make!
S-T-H-M Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Artist
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