#6 – Caliburnus, the Once and Future Robot

| November 8, 2010 | 7 Comments

Caliburnus, The Once and Future Robot

I know I’m a day behind; I’m hoping that I’ll be able to finish up tomorrow’s entry and maybe get a bit of a buffer going on. We shall see what time allows!

Today, I’m doing a bit of wish fulfillment for Gary Lister, one of my fav artists and a fellow participant in the 30 Characters Challenge. Check out his stuff here and here! Gary politely requested the following: “DRAW MORE FRIGGIN ROBOTS!” I think that robots and tech are one of my weaknesses, so I’m happy to take another crack at it.

My favorite book of all time is The Once and Future King by T.H. White. Its the definitive whimsical retelling of the Arthurian Legends, and hooked me early on; to the point that in my adult years, Excalibur and the Lady of the Lake are now tattooed on both of my forearms. That in mind, I like to throw a twist in with everything I create, even if its just a small one to sprinkle in some cool factor. Thus, I give you Caliburnus.

Caliburnus is a perfect blending of state of the art technology and sophisticated arcane sorcery; he was envisioned and built by a descendant of one of Merlin’s apprentices, and uses a most interesting power source: the one and only EXCALIBUR!

I got some process screenshots of this one, I’d be happy to add those if anyone is interested. Enjoy!

Category: Fantasy, Scifi, Steampunk

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My name is Chad Welch, and I like to draw stuff! Monkeys are really cool. Sweeato is my favorite word; it means something that is sweet, but also neato. Sweeato.

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  1. Listerart says:

    HAHA!! Awesome, buddy! Maybe for #30 we should tag team an entry — buddy up one of your guys & one of mine…? Keep ’em coming!

  2. Dan Jensen says:

    Really loving your linework, Chad! And the small touches of color are great!

  3. Matt Zolman says:

    Another great entry! Really dig with what you did with the lighting efx and atmosphere.

  4. Chris Tupa says:

    Very cool! I like the exposed brain!!

  5. saulone says:

    Love this one Chad! Dig the atmosphere and the “burned” quality you’ve given all of yours. The subtle glows on the armor are really top notch and a good choice of colors.

  6. Jande Rowe says:

    OMG! Love this! Excalibur, LOL. Really well done. :`)

  7. JoeCook says:

    Holy crap that’s awesome! Excalibur FTW! I concur with Gary, more Robots = more win!

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