I don’t think I quite got across the concept of ‘visor darkening from one side to another’ like I wanted to, but that was what I was going for. It’s going from left to right and steadily getting darker to hide his optics for reasons obvious if you look semi-closely at the picture.
A few designs notes would be that the little reddish-brown gaps on his side (they’re actually on both sides, but you can only see the one set of them here) are vents. In my head, the idea is that he uses those as his primary method of cooling his frame down (and he will flip out if they get covered and Switchblade loves to harass him every so often by doing that). The little green and red buttons on the visor are because the it isn’t actually something he usually wears. It’s his as in he owns it, but he doesn’t wear it. Who’d want to cover up those pretty optics, anyway?
This is Radian by the way, and he’s probably one of my favorite characters. I’ll toss a fully body reference of him up sometime, but this is one of the first times I’ve drawn him successfully as his robot self and I’m quite pleased with myself.
Cross posting from Tumblr because I'm sure there's gotta be someone over here who would be vaguely interested in seeing it c:
Speaking of Tumblr, if anyone is curious or would like to skim through the random crap I post and reblog, type in feeling-positively-pessimistic.tumblr.com up there at the top of your browser and you should find me~! I'm not sure if I'll be more inclined to post things there or here, but I guess we'll find out!
Radian, Art (c) SyncTheMutantJackal
You all know the rules of copyright and being a decent human being or whatever it is that you are, but I'll say it anyway: don't steal my baby.