Hey guys, well I was snowed in and I got to looking back through my portfolio of older works. I came across this piece that I illustrated for my illustration class in college a few years ago, and had always intended to color it [e.g., finish the colors, as I had laid down the flats]. I figured, "I'd like to see this finished." The next thing I know I had PS opened and was coloring away. If you aren't familiar with Iron John, perhaps this article will help acquaint you: Iron John - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Our assignment was to illustrate the story, essentially with a bit of re-imagining. Of course, I love robots, and I wanted to draw a huge, clunky, grunged out robot. I also wanted the illustration itself to be really grungy, so I added a lot of ink splatter. I haven't finished it yet, but I thought I'd share my progress with you guys. I've still much to do on this guy, and you can probably tell the areas that I've left to go. I also want to add some reflected light from the background. The figure still only retains much of his flats. I remember when I first brought the image into PS that I hit the flats with one gradient and then just closed out. It's been a while since I've colored an illustration of mine, and I found myself trying to get some of the rust off. Mind you, it's not like I've completely not done anything! I've done some illustrations here and there, mostly for CybCon. As with anything in life as well, I'm still learning, too Anyways, enjoy! *UPDATE* I did more work I played around with the background some. I hadn't really intended to, but I liked how it turned out.