Friday, April 21, 2006

Illustration Friday: Robot


Babs loves this movie, Charlie wants to change the channel



This is my submission for Illustration Friday's "Robot". This was a bit of a challenge today! I wish I had made that Mechanical House with the flailing arms, I knew it would come in handy some day! This is a greeting card that I made for Marisol's every day line.

44 comments:

AscenderRisesAbove said...

As usual - a delight; And I wondered how you were going to handle this weeks subject; it is fun to get to know the artists here and contemplate thier take on each.

Janet said...

I wondered how you would do it, too.(but I never doubted you would!) I like the whole thing...the wood floor and the texture of the fringed rug...and this could have passed for the "Spotted" category, too. The spots/dots on the couch really pop out at you.

Majane said...

i love the colours, texture,subject matter oh i guess I love it all!

doodlestreet said...

Ahhhh....that is so great. Again, another cool illo from your barnFULL of fantastic art! How DO you get those barn doors closed!? :)

shawn said...

oh how fun this is! And the great details including the goldfish! Its so fun!

Liz Jones said...

So cute!! Great idea! I think you should make that mechanical house... itmay come in handy again!

violetismycolor said...

very delightful...love the idea of the metallic house.

Joy Eliz said...

love this illo!
I would really love to see your robotic house - hee-hee:)

Robert McLaughlin said...

Cool! I love this illustration.

Amy Zaleski said...

Pretty funny...this movie ("Robots" I assume?) was on the other night. My husband liked it. I wanted to changed the channel! Great job again, Val!

Caroline said...

Oh please make the mechanical house with the flailing arms it sounds fab!

Not that these aren't of course, just that they aren't houses!

The Unknown said...

Which one is Babs?
Love the illo but I agree with Caroline. Please drawn the robot house.
love

Lee said...

LOL, I hate it when the dogs and cats can't agree on a station...

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

How fun! I just watched that Movie last night with my husband. Your work is so sweet!

cosmos said...

Splendid. oD erom.

frank h said...

the lovely house with animals
I tried to see what type of fish you put in the glass bowle - seems a goldfish, isn't?

very nice card!

camera shy said...

wonderful
composition

robots
on machines

too funny

aynaku said...

this is a pretty good work, as usual...I agree w' you about the topic, it has been challenging, for me also...i'm not crazy for robots, machineries and the like!
:)

Twisselman said...

Wonderful illustration. Love the animals watching the tube.

Got caught up reading your post below this... great Hollywood story. Yes, Peckinpah is legend. 'The Wild Bunch' is a favorite.

steve said...

Oh, that's funny ! Hey, you know what I just noticed, that tv has an antenna so that means this is a broadcast movie instead of a cable or satalite reciever.

Retro robots, or rise of the nostalgic...
Either way, wonderful work !

stevePoisonPencil

HARDWAX said...

It's fun to see the interior of your houses from time to time as well. Everything looks comfy and cozy, I think Charlie should leave Babs alone, she's made a good viewing choice. Wonderfulfun!

TXArtcGal said...

As always...you shine! Awesome illo!

creative kismet said...

This is great!! My little guy love that movie too!

carla said...

You did it again, Val! You have such an amazing collection of fabulous work...each one tells a story, evokes a mood, creates a total experience in the details you include. The robots are great, but I just love the cat on top of the chair (such a cat thing to do), the cute dog, and the little bird on the rug. Excellent choice for this week's topic...a soft and homey take on robots:>

Alina Chau said...

AWESOME idea!! Love your illos!

Bron Smith said...

Beautiful design, Val. You're so good with that airbrush! I put my Paache and Badger away when I was introduced to Photoshop.

Jaimie said...

charming and funny. I love all the little buttons on the sofa.

String said...

Oh no, it isn't a house help! Ah but it is inside one! YAY...like the bots.

Michael O'Connell said...

what great fun… anbd a great illustration as well…

The Tart said...

Very cute take. Love the little guys. We will all wait 4 that robotic house!

Smooch,
The Tart
; )

Stephen said...

nice one! I love the sofa.

Tony LaRocca said...

The whole project is great. Bigweld was my favorite, though I guess I'm particular to Mel Brooks

albina said...

I am with Babs, I love this movie, too…

cream said...

Babs looks so enthralled with the movie!
The illustration is beautiful!
Watch out for the fish in the bowl in the intermission!

stp-illustrations said...

Love it!

Roz Foster said...

I love the little balls that are hanging off of the upholstery on the couch. Everything here is just jumping off the page!

By the way, regarding your sweet comment: I had a copy of Joan Walsh Anglund's A Friend is Someone Who Likes You and Love is a Special Way of Feeling when I was a kid. I used to copy her style of drawing -the mouthless cuties with little dot eyes- over and over in my school notebooks. Thanks for reminding me of her wonderful stuff...

Suzan said...

Love the details. Every part of it is done to perfection. The colors, texture love it all!!

Karen said...

So sweet. They look so cozy. Very fun.

vicci said...

Hey Val...Just checking in to see how you are doing! and of course checkin out your wonderful art!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very sweet, suitable to your (on-line) personality, I really like it. Mary :-)

scribblesk said...

I love all the fantastical details you place in your piece! They make for such a delightful visual smorgasbord!

Bearuh said...

nice! ;)

Muffingal said...

Thank you for your kind comments :) I too love your robot illustration! You have sooo much details in there! The line under it just matches my Toby(doggie)and Ruphy(kitty)perfectly! Haha!

Majeak Ann said...

oh GREAT Valerie, plus I adore this movie...Robots...thank you..fabulous.
*hug