1) As per my normal approach I mocked-up a very basic stance and image, to confirm to New Scientist that this was in fact the sort of thing required.
2) This was then translated (after some ant research) into the draft one rendered sketch.
3) After some feedback from New Scientist the sketch was revised and redrawn, with only the two left arms remaining from the original sketch. His posture was made more upright, and the spare arms were changed slightly.
4) This was then transfered onto the Bristol paper and rendered in pencil, after the OK.
5) Once the pencil render was complete, it was scanned and placed in photoshot, against the usual background.
6) The painting process took place for 3 days, to get the contrasting colours of blue and red, as well as maintain a shiny self-chrome effect on the metal.