Okay, so this wasn’t done in a day. I worked on this piece over 3 days, a couple of hours each day.
I flashed back to my childhood and all the sci-fi stories I had read and watched. In particular, The Micronauts (aka Microman), Machine Man, Tron and the novel The Silver Metal Lover by Tanith Lee inspired this work.
I also wanted to experiment with developing details through shadow work. This is much like the process of subtractive sculpting I learned in high school – letting the art grow out of the medium.
This drawing was sketched out in Autodesk Sketchbook and Adobe Photoshop (the usual suspects).