I hope that you like my little Robot buddy. He's hand drawn and then colored on the computer in Adobe Photoshop Elements. The font used for the message is called Forget me not and it can be downloaded for free personal use.
As always, I want to show you a bit of my process so that you see how a doodle can become an illustration.
This was a doodle that I did on a scratch piece of paper. I did a few different robots, but this was my favorite concept.
Here is where I redrew the doodle into my sketchbook so that I wouldn't loose it. I also refined the idea a bit more. You can see that I first thought about doing a gauge on his chest, but then I changed my mind when I was doing my final inked image.
After scanning it, I decided on how I was going to color it with the help of my best buddies! It has become a household tradition that each time I finish a new sketch, my kids get to color their own copy. My middle son was a bit bummed that my robot didn't have a sword so he drew his own :)
You haven't seen the last of this sketch! I have a plan for my little robot buddy; you will be seeing him again very soon.