I am trying to create a cute, simplistic robot to use in animations. By “simplistic”, I mean it should convey the idea of simplicity. I am not opposed to adding detail, and I am not too concerned about the poly count.
My main issue, right now, is with the mouth. I am not very good at creating expressions, and most of the ones I try look weird. I am thinking about replacing the LED panel entirely, but I do not know what I would replace it with.
Materials suggestions would also be nice. I have grown kind of attached to the copper look, though. I tried plastic, but it looked fake.
I would appreciate any recommendations on how to make this robot look more cute or natural.