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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Inspiration: Jet Pack

Oh boy, I want one of those! I'll show you why with my next update here.

Here's the signalized update. It wasn't the shape of the jet pack, but a sort of tune or feel that inspired the design below:

Furthermore, this horse skull was a quite useful reference, both for textures and shape. Even you can't see the horse skull in the final drawing, it's there...

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  1. someday people in the future with particle accelerators the size of a cell phone will look back at this video and laugh.

  2. That is NEAT!!!
    And I've been watching your videos trying techniques like how you blocking in 'Work in Progress 2" with a thick brush. I find it helps me to get the overall feel of my sketches.

  3. Christian :o) Right, can't wait for the pocket size jet pack!

    Dave! Thanks for the feedback. It's great that it works for you, too!

  4. I want this jet bike! :D Fantastic design!!

  5. What a fun design! I always love seeing people take different opposing objects and tying them together just like how you used the shape of a horse head to inspire an airship. Wonderful!

  6. Nice post
    I have started a new blog for blog submission and link exchange.
    Please submit your blog or url on my blog.

  7. Florian, your site is so inspirational and informative. i love coming here.

  8. Great work!!

    When I was a kid I used to draw the DuckTales (I don't know why, but the "ducks" from Disney were always my favorites characters)...really amazing to find your work...thank you!!

    BTW...I was wondering what size is the size of your Intuos4?

    Thanks again!!

  9. Kendra! Thanks for the lovely comment!

    Adrian, thanks for stopping by! How are you?

    Cris, cheers! The size of my Intuos is "A5".

  10. Well i guess that this is the dream of any scientist or better saying everyone, who doesn't want a jet pack ? haha