Among all this crazy shit, I’m starting to feel ok my guys.
Some goblin working on a dumb comic about robots
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Posted by Treblebaps - February 8th, 2020
So, I know i said I wasn't going to be posting a lot of the behind the scenes stuff, and i still don't plan to, but I'm going to be gone for a few days because i have to take a short trip to the US with my wife (Been trying to get citizen stuff all figured out over here and it's been a pain) Because of that, i wanted to share some of the stuff i've been working on for Atrona Robota, just to prove i'm actually working on it and give some insight to what it's actually about.
First, Atrona Robota will be slice of life in a modern dystopia, there will be heavy elements of mystery and a good deal of action/combat and comedy, whether it's dark or wholesome.
This is Atrona, more specifically this is one of the suspended continents of Atrona, Purgery. One of the most "comfortable" of the continents, though very still susceptible to the violence and discrimination that plagues this entire world without control. There are no prisons, very loose laws, heavy weapons being sold at places like "The Brozone", Iron addictions, and an ever changing maze built inside the continent itself which is incharge of many casualties when it is routinely shifted. The plates on the outside of the maze, which are basically neighbourhoods, with houses, apartments, and several establishments, also move. They are broken into districts, the elite being near the top, the rich to high middle class in the middle, and the middle to impoverished classes near the bottom. This is where most of our story will take place, of course there is more than just this model, but i have to keep some secrets ;>
(To clarify, the model is not polished because I don't need it to be, the model itself will not be in the comic, instead it is there for me to shift and move so i can tell where everything is at any point in the comic. This model will also be used for me to paint over, so in shots with it present, it will be hand drawn and look much better)
Now these are the inhabitants of Atrona, the Robota. Robota fall into two "races". Morta, which have a very human appearance, and Amalga, which look like combinations of many things. I will get more into detail about how robota work in the comic, because honestly i don't want to talk your head off, and i want you guys to learn on your own. But to clarify, they aren't humans, they aren't cyborgs, there AREN'T humans in this world, they're their own weird bizarro thing. These are very VERY rough sketches of some of the characters, mostly down to their general shape while ignoring any detail, these are currently being worked on so i can make full rotation ref sheets for every one of them, AND there are some i'm still hiding from you guys because, well, spoilers :/
Be sure to get a good long look at some of these designs because it may be like 2 years before you see some of them again baby! this comic is very planned out.
Speaking of robota, here's our thrilled protagonist of the story, Krono! (His robo ass covered up for modesty sake)
You'll learn more about him moving forward, but this is the ref sheet i'm currently working on, i'll hopefully have him done and posted here before i have to go on that trip.
As a final addition, here's some Robota blood practice i did for the comic today, i didn't really know where else to put this so here's as good as it gets.
If you haven't guessed yet this will be a very colourful comic, even during blood shed...ANd that gay shit!
To end this off, This is a story me and my wife Riddles have had and been working on for years, like, since we were kids. We have a lot planned for it and we've pretty much bared our souls into this. Even though i'm really anxious about finally putting it out there, the inspiration i've gotten off of other creators, and the small handful of people supporting me have really pushed me to put my all into this. I've honestly been a little worried the comic won't find much success on newgrounds, because i'd have to post it in gif files (lowering the quality of the art) It's meant to be half animated, and because of that it will be in video format on all other websites, but the intended viewing experience will be on our own Website, WebmancerStudios. It will be much more dramatic and alive there because the animated frames won't be the only unique feature.
The website itself isn't much now, but i plan to majorly redesign and upgrade it before the comic, so if you want to read as intended, you will find it here.
Again thank you all so much, and i really hope you guys will Enjoy Atrona Robota :^>
Posted by Treblebaps - February 7th, 2020
Models done, made some rough layouts of areas, and now it's finally time for character ref sheets!
I've made some adjustments to some of the characters I showed previously to this, mostly stuff that shows off their personality better and makes them more expressive to draw.
Plus, i finally feel like i've become more comfortable with my artstyle (ask me in a week i doubt i'll feel the same l:V)
I'll keep giving updates, but once me and Riddles start storyboarding, it may take a little bit for the first pages to come out. Just keep in mind that this comic will be semi animated so ye, why it might take a bit.
Posted by Treblebaps - February 5th, 2020
Main meat of the model work is done, just doing some clean up stuff now, then i'm gonna be making layouts for some key buildings/areas. Sorry for the delay with kinda the extra work, but i don't want to just have plain colour backgrounds for the panels of the comic :v