Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Illustration Friday: Robot

















For a change, I wanted to do something totally analog—no Photoshop, no digital manipulation. So I got out pen, ink and brush and had a go. Wow, I was definitely missing the 'undo' command. :)

I decided to scan it after I'd inked it...just in case I dumped watercolor all over the thing. So, I ended up doing a digital version after all:


















After looking at the two of them together, I think I like the digital version better. Hmmm.

19 comments:

Amy Zaleski said...

Both of these are wonderful. I like your approach to doing a non-digital piece first. In the end it was nice to see a digital version, too. Boy, don't you wish that "undo" button worked in every day life?

saul said...

really nice... I like both versions

Debra Cooper said...

I really like your robot. Especially all the wires in her arms and waist. Your other work is pretty amazing as well.

Jim Di Bartolo said...

Hey! Nice looking work on your site. I like your feminine robot. Very delicate.

And your pic below from the Latte art championships--funky! :)

Jim

GhettoFab said...

both are fantasic! You are my hero!

Alina Chau said...

Love both version!! Wonderful idea too!

Bron Smith said...

Wow...Such a charming feminine robot. You draw very well.

carla said...

Both versions are charming. You've created a very sweet robot - I do like the way she's gently beholding the little bird:> Both illustrations are effective, each with its own strength. The top one is warmer with its white background and color; the bottom one has a crisper more "prodeuced" look. Good job!

arasnamsud said...

both of them are vry nice pictures. it's a change to see a female robot

Patrick said...

The braided cables look really cool- and it is great that you did two versions of this, both of them work for different reasons. Always great to see your work- keep em coming!!!

moverlow said...

They are both really good. Your head/studies are great as well. I have thought about making a t-shirt that just has the "splat"(Apple command key)-z on the front. Great work!

Dee said...

What a lovely robot-lady! I like your line work and color choices. The bird is very cheery.

Ellen said...

EXCELLENT illo!!!!!

Random York said...

I really enjoyed everything you have posted here. Your figure studies are beautiful! I like your analog robot. Photoshop gets a lot of use and it can really make things slick but I like to see the evidence of a human hand. Great!

Angela said...

This is really sweet! The wires in the belly remind me of 3CPO, who when I first saw Star Wars on our old t.v. I thought I was seeing the actor's flannel shirt.

Rectite23 said...

this is beautiful! i love your work

Chrissie A said...

Thank you all very much for your kind comments. :)

Andrea said...

fantastic! c3p0 would crap his metal pants if he saw her!!!

manukat said...

love it!