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create a kickass, scythe-wielding,
for our robot?
We took elements of both the
bot (like the curved grabbing arm)
and our team captain, Charles (cat
ears, fondness of Vocaloid Miku),
and meshed them together to
This female representation of
Overhaul also donned an outfit that
would fit our team dress code of
teal and black, and sported the
actual set of Axent Wear cat ear
headphones that our team wore on
TV. Haru-chan, of course, had to
dress like the team to be on the
I sketched out the character on
paper first, then scanned it in to
finish inking and coloring it digitally.
The image was then printed out on
an adhesive vinyl sheet and applied like a decal on the back of the robot.
There are plans of making Haru-chan a mech suit for Season 3 if it's announced.
Bot: Witch Doctor and Shaman
Team: Busted Nuts
Artwork done by: Andrea Suarez
and Michael Gellatly
As described by the team:
We wanted the robot to be
memorable. We designed it to
be an effective BattleBot, but
also look playful and relatable.
Most of the paint job was done with
spray paint and brushed-on details. All
of the artwork is done by hand.
I painted Shaman, and Witch
Doctor was painted by Michael
Gellatly — a local artist who is a
sponsor for the team. SV