Yes indeed it is coloured pencil, the ink is gel-pen. I love the thin but dark, clean black lines they make. I am strongly considering revisiting my old Fiero character Switchback.
I actually have seldom gotten around to doing multiples of characters because a large part of the fun for me is figuring out the design.
I think I will probably rename him LiveAxle;
As an update, I wanted to let you guys know I am working on a different perspective follow-up to this and I am also considering doing a transformation explanation schematic, though it seems fairly self explanatory...
Hood splits, front fenders separate with hood. Front bumper remains in place. Head springs up from Engine bay area. Grille slides down below the bumper's lower valance. The engine and radiator lower themselves (the driveshaft disappears or "shortens" as TF tech tends to do) and become flesh for the lower abdomen. The cab of the truck folds downard and becomes the back panel, with the door openings remaining full size to accomodate either humans or other cargo like a backpack.
The bed of the truck separates into four sections, along the centerline of the truck and again towards the cab end of the truck, forming legs and ankles, and the rollbars comprise the "feet"... The taillights turn 90* and shift inward and rotate up to make kneecaps.
As for the hands, I have no idea where they come from.
The gun is the exhaust system, though. I haven't drawn that in this sketch but did in the previous three designs.
Son of a... I think I drew the darned doors backwards relative to the transformation, in that the left door is on the right arm and vice versae... Anyways the tailgate splits into three segments to become the skirt, the live rear axle and drum brake assembly becomes the waist and hip joints.
That all makes sense to you tech-heads, right?!
...I'm not crazy, really!
Anyways here's what I have done thus far for the 2nd perspective... It's a crappy cellphone pic since it's a progress bit not the finished product.
This one will also be getting the coloring treatment but you can see quite clearly how I break out the design with all my clutterlines everywhere building the framework.... I think I migt make those openings near the headlights into cannons... Too Cliche?
Ops and tips please, I have a lot of trouble drawing perspective.