Tuesday, August 15, 2006


It happens in strange and wonderful ways. Things we see, hear, dream, think. The following images are all Inspired from a great friend of mine who just one day popped the idea out of his head and into the world. I loved it so much, I started drawing stuff. So I thought I would share.

Who knows if this will germinate into anything. I don't mind if it doesn't, thats not the point. The idea got me thinking and in doing so Drawing and creating.... Thats the juice!

Mandrews out


Blogger Grant Alexander said...

This is screaming with potential!

10:02 PM  
Blogger TikiBird73 said...

These are absolutely amazing. I was hooked with the storyboard you posted last week. The horse vehicle is awesome. Are you going to pursue this in any form?

8:09 AM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

Grant Alexander----- Totally!

TikiBird73-----Glad you liked the boards from previous post. As for the current work and its pursuit..... Depends on who wants to know. Heh heh. maybe.

Mandrews out

11:19 AM  
Blogger roque said...

Zounds! Great post! Me thinks the spirits of swashbuckling will be stirred!

Uh...and the robot design is hot.

11:22 AM  
Blogger Dave said...

Yeah these are pretty cool - the drawing of the guy flipping over the robot is really dramatic. Nice scale and movement!

2:20 PM  
Blogger LFW said...

These are some rockin' drawings, I really like the sleek streamlined robot night with the long arms.

Very inspiring, Mark andrews

your fan


4:41 PM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

roque---- Swashbuckling can never die!!!!

Dave---- Thanks man.

LFW-----Its a fun world to play around in. Thanks for the comments

Mandrews out

10:52 PM  
Blogger Antimatty said...

is this like a futuristic version of the three musketeers? whatever it is , it's pretty awesome!

4:33 PM  
Blogger Marmax said...

Those robot designs are realllllly cool! Great post!

3:02 PM  
Blogger murrayb said...

001 for all, and all for 001! I love those robo horses, they could work like a segway unicycle, (push-pull on the neck joint for forward - backward motion)
I can hear the ben burtt sound design in my head, a combo of a metal circular saw and indian motor cycle. will they have stirrups? I want more!!!( actually,I want a robohorse.)

11:27 AM  
Blogger Rohit said...

Giant robots, hovering horses, swords on gauntlets and the musketeers!

It really doesn't get better than this! :)

What do you call it, Mark?

12:34 PM  
Blogger joto said...

Definately can see this going somewhere, love when inspiration hits. The bottom one is really nice, I like the action.

1:40 PM  
Blogger SMacLeod said...


6:33 PM  
Blogger Jeremy Bernstein said...

Wow as well! Those designs are killer. Big robots always kick ass!

11:43 AM  
Blogger Jo Bling said...

Inspiration strikes at the most unusual times - first thing in the morning, last thing at night, when you're on the loo! *ahem* Always have a pencil handy is my motto - I have beermats and cigarette boxes with doodles on in the loft!

2:07 PM  
Blogger Jo Bling said...

LOVELY big pictures by the way!


2:08 PM  
Blogger drawingmachine said...

Marvelous work of art!
An inspiration.

9:11 AM  
Blogger Young Vo said...

You can't go wrong with big robots and a big stick or sword thing. you just can't.

6:02 PM  
Blogger Graham said...

Just found your blog. Really excited to know you're out on the web posting stuff. I'm a student at the Academy in San Fran and I never got to thank you for the lecutre you gave a few semesters back. I really hope you;ll do it again. I still go over my notes from that session!

Hoping to see/read more!

10:32 PM  
Blogger fredland said...

"Only Porthos would find a way to disarm himself."

"Come Porthos, exert yourself!"

ah, those richard lester films from the seventies are CLASSICS. you can tell the personality of each character by the way they fought. wonderful action choreography.

10:05 AM  
Blogger MANDREWS said...

Sorry all for the long dely in posting....Ive been in Scotland. anyway here we go---

Antimatty----- you could say that.

Marmax----- Thanks

MurrayB-----Stirrups? I think so. need some place to put your feet. Could be the mechanism to turn those bad boys. Ben Burt would go crazy with cyclasteeds. and i want one too.

Rohit----- I call it " All for One" just a working title

Joto---- Thanks. Itrs good just to flex the old creative muscles whether it becomes a reality or not... or even a comic.

smacleod----- no kiddin'.who you doin?!!

Jeremy Bernstein---- thanks. Its just a given huh, giant robots DO kick ass.

Jo Bling---- You got that right brother. Like the boy scouts one must "semper peratus" " be prepared" wherever you are even the loo.

drawingmachine----- thanks for saying so. More to come

Young Vo-----well, it helps to have big robots and sectional vibro blades but it all means nothing without character.

Graham----- well Im glad you found the blog. i'll totally get over there and do another lecture. Hell Im still learning. And I love to pass on what I know.

fredland---- I have to agree, those films are the best. sloppy fighting and everything. SOOOOOO good. The crap in movies today is just too clean no character in the fights just moves. And what about that kungfu choreographed musketters movie with full twisting butterflys....... crap!!!!!

its all about the character man!

Mandrews out

7:29 AM  
Blogger Andrew Glazebrook said...

Fab !!

7:50 PM  
Blogger hojlander said...

The lighting in this is epic

3:36 AM  

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