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Sunday, March 30, 2008

We Could Build A Better Robot, If We Only Had Arms

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Here's the original sketch, and the outline, and the pre-Photoshop coloring.

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Blogger Adrian said...

This is wonderful! I like the drawn quality and paper-like texture of your last two sketches. How were they done?

March 30, 2008 4:51 AM  
Anonymous flo said...

same question as adrian! really the texture is nice!
for me it seems like it's a mix with photoshop and hand made thing
even without arms the little creatures made a great work :)

March 30, 2008 8:36 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

I really like how the globs of goo appear to have expressions on their faces even if they only have eyes.

March 30, 2008 10:37 AM  
Blogger Rob said...

This one and Crabwalk were done the same way - drawing and coloring in Painter, then tweaking the colors in Photoshop and overlaying a texture I made by coloring a piece of heavy paper with markers. I should have posted the sketch, I'll add it later tonight.

Now that I'm sufficiently warmed up again, I'm going to work on a big, detailed image I've been wanting to do for a while. It might take some time to finish.

March 30, 2008 11:10 AM  
Anonymous Audrey Nein said...

I love the whole palette of green. And the texture, markers are great for that vintage feel.
I agree with Shannon, they do have expressions and seem really alive even if their faces aren't really completely there. Also, the robot kind of glows, I love that. I'm a sucker for metallic..shiny..stuff. Ehum.
Anyways, looking forward to your future work.

March 30, 2008 12:55 PM  
Anonymous lovin said...

Take all the time you need.
We're pretty patient!

The thing I like most about this sketch is, the grass looks alive.
Very cool!

March 30, 2008 5:53 PM  
Blogger Rob said...

I added three in-process versions of it.

March 30, 2008 6:28 PM  
Blogger E. Kubinek said...

I like how it has a water color type texture.
good to see you posting again!

March 30, 2008 7:34 PM  
Blogger ellecee said...

I'm glad to see you're posting sketches again! They always add a touch of whimsy to my day. :D

March 30, 2008 10:36 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Thanks for adding the in-progress stages.

Saw this on digg:

March 31, 2008 12:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The poor little green guys look so sad. :( You're creativity never ceases to amaze me Rob, look forward to more sketches...

Ashley :)

April 1, 2008 8:44 PM  
Blogger \VANIllA\ said...

Niiice! It seems you're acquiring some style of some sorts lately...

Keep it up, and welcome back.

Have you made a Ghost video for youtube yet?

April 2, 2008 2:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

still slimer has a good side, this onelooks a little intregued by the instructor type robot. Have a good one.

April 3, 2008 12:39 AM  
Blogger The Nerdy Bird said...

Hi, I just found your blog through Blogger's "Blogs of Note." I'm glad I stopped by, your work is really unique. I love the little blob guys on the bottom of this one. Simple and cute.

July 31, 2008 5:23 PM  
Blogger Callsign Echo said...

1. Your blog design is beautiful.
2. Your work is creepy, startling, strangely poignant and very, very good.
3. When I am a world-famous science fiction writer, YOU are doing my cover art, and I will throw a prima-donna fit with my groveling publishing company until I get my way.
4. Which I will probably never get to do because they will take one look at your prodigious talent and agree immediately.

January 13, 2009 7:32 AM  

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