Mechanicals – Beasts of War is a series of illustrations I made during Inktober, 2016.
Since I was participating for the first time, coming up with concepts daily was a challenge. Studying animal forms and their characteristics played a major role in this series. My initial sketches were mostly about vehicles, but slowly I got fascinated by war machines and started incorporating animals, birds and also insects into it.
Nature has always inspired me all along. I like learning about wildlife and their habitat. I tried to depict the mechanism of each character according to its attributes.
For example – Mosquitoes are known for sucking blood, hence I tried to make a mosquito fuel carrier machine that drills and sucks fuel underground.
#1 Mosquito Fuel Carrier
#2 Water Skater
#3 Whale Underwater Mothership
#4 Squid Under Water Fuel Supplier
#5 Snail Intel Portable Machine
#6 Grass Hopper Ammo Carrier
#7 Wasp War Fly
#8 Porcupine War Bike
#9 Tortoise Intel Machine
#10 Scorpion War Bike