Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Illustration Friday: Robot

Just a quick color sketch of father and son fishing at ol' Oil Slick Lake. I know I have some drawing problems in this, but I'm too busy and too tired to try and fix them now. I realized that I don't think I've ever drawn robots, so I did a little googling to try to get some ideas on the mechanics. National Geographic had a story about a real robot fish which probably helped inspire this image. While on their site I found a crazy article about a housefly with glasses, and another about a ginormous monster bunny which would have been a useful reference for me a few posts ago.

18 comments:

lusi said...

i came here from illustration friday, and i liked many of your works. Especially the colors and textures of "monster" and "feet" :) Byeee

Bron Smith said...

All of your drawings are so charming...even robots!

Ellen said...

Great illo!!!!

carla said...

I think the concept is so clever...I love the oil lake! Your robots turned out great...they have all the charm and appeal of your toehr characters. Great job:>

Anonymous said...

beautiful. i love your concepts and the final pieces never disappoint. just wonderful.

erika
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Amy Zaleski said...

I don't think I'd ever drawn a robot before this either...yours turned out great! I love the father-son bonding, and the oil lake is a really original idea.

Roz Foster said...

I love the way you managed to get such loving expressions on their faces with so few lines. The oil lake makes me smile! Sweet moment.

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Abbie said...

What a great Illustration! I love the feelings that are being shared by them!
:) Abbie

wynlen said...

Sweet. Looks like they're having a nice time together!
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Trevor Pitt said...

Yeah, I don't believe I've ever seen a robot from you before. This first attempt is great Angela! Drawing problems? I'm not seeing them. The characters are fun! The lil guy looks like he's squeeking out an air biscuit. If he's anything like my little cousins he's trained to yell "Fire in the hole!"...hmmm, I wonder who they learned that from? ;)

Neat links as well. I knew about the fly with specs and I saw the uber-bunny on Animal Planet a few weeks ago, but had no idea about the robot fish! That's awesome. I wonder if your Robo-dudes find that good eating.

Leontine said...

I like how they're i-Bots! That giant rabbit is the cutest thing I've seen all day. xo L.

Rectite23 said...

this is so sweet! i really like it.

Erin said...

I think it's lovely-the designs sort of reminds me of the "robots" ones.

Rob said...

Is that poor little Nemo?

Chrissie A said...

This is very charming...and I love the expressions on their robot-faces! Sweet--nice work!

tiffinix said...

I think this is so sweet and charming - I love how they are looking at each other. The way you drew them both is great - I like their shoulders and knees. You certainly can not tell this is a quick sketch that is for sure! Wonderful illustration.

beth said...

I love your last few posts, I do hope you post some more art soon!

arnie said...

Nice to see someone getting this kind of inspiration.
Makes me want to carry my camera around! Keep u thegood work!