Illustration Friday – Primitive

[19 Apr 2008 | By | 0 Comment(s) | 2,786 views ]

Falling back on an old standby – Robots!

The Primative Robot:
Illustration Friday - Primative
Pencil sketch, scanned and colored in Photoshop.

I was playing around with alot of different ideas around the idea of a primitive robot. I was actually sketching a robot to look like ‘old iron’ (an old mainframe computer from the dark ages – like the 40s/50s). But the idea of making the robot a headhunter, with shrunken robot heads in his hand, kept pulling on my mind, and this is what came out. the original idea was less dark — no pile of robot parts for him to be standing on — but it worked well as a background i think, and it was fun to draw.

Which is, of course, the point!

So, anyone know what the tip of his spear is supposed to be? I’ll be impressed!
[edit: the answer is linked in the comments thread, if you’re interested :)]

Previous Illustration Fridays here.

Comments welcome!

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  • rbaird [] :

    It’s a really clever idea!
    I like his shrunken head collection!

  • ValGalArt [] :

    Is it a sage? I am loving this DoT really, really cool!!!

  • Neus [] :

    Very clever take on this weeks topic!

  • Connie [] :

    That’s very impressive work in Photoshop! A very dignified, primitive robot.

  • Jenny [] :

    That is too funny!

  • ali altschaffel [] :

    great idea great illustration..

  • Lisa M Griffin [] :

    My guess is a baby bottle for a robot.
    Am I right??? ;)
    Fun illustration. Thanks for sharing.

  • Dot [] :

    Thanks for all the nice words!

    Nope, Lisa, you’re wrong :)

    here’s the answer:

  • Tracy [] :

    What a great illo! I love this :)

  • Annika Dragonette [] :

    Very clever! I love it! :)

  • fookaDESIGNS [] :

    great work!

  • Alicia Padrón [] :

    I really like this! Love the color scheme and the robot is way too cute :o)

  • EL GRANDE [] :

    Wild blog. I’m a comic artist here in Atlanta, and I have to say it’s so nice to see a fellow Atlantian on here.

    Joe y Elio

  • Kate [] :

    Very nice….love your color palette!! I have NO CLUE what that is on the spear. Hmmm…

  • Emily [] :

    I so like the little heads, very clever piece!

  • lil kim [] :

    very cute robot!

  • domino [] :

    this is really GREAT!!!

  • Faruffa [] :

    This is so beautiful and clever, colors are great!!!

  • Emila Yusof [] :

    Cool! Great job on Photoshop!

  • Hello, I'm Sally. [] :

    I couldn’t figure it out, but I love it! Nice illustration.

  • BlackCrow [] :

    What a great idea. my robot loving friends at robot republic couldn’t even come up with this one! Very cool!

  • Josh (musarter) [] :

    Great illo. The abacus is a great detail.

  • Alison Ashwell [] :

    excellent illo- and very clever

  • Dot [] :

    thanks for all the nice comments! this one was alot of fun.

    For those wondering about my query, i posted a link to the answer further up in the comments thread.

    and josh, glad you noticed the abacus, it’s one of my favorite touches to this one :)


  • Gillian [] :

    Totally brilliant illo. I never would have thought of scanning a sketch and photoshop colouring it. I’m going to have to try this!