4.26.2006

Illustration Friday: Spotted Robot

Meet Claus. Only a few months old, Claus skipped crawlng and walking and went straight to running. How is that possible you say? Well, using all his brightly colored toys, gadgets, and some inspiration from the television screen, he crafted his own robotic legs.

Quite a smart kid I say. You would say that too if you knew he won the local 5k.



Often I illustrate more than one version of the same theme. It gives me more time to think about the story. Here is another one of Claus, this time a little closer, but with more determination in his eyes:



Both versions of Claus were painted in watercolor and ink on
2.75"x3.75" amalfi cotton rag paper.

Previous Illustration Friday entries ::
speed : spring again : more spring : spring : monster : tattoo [one page tale painted gocco print] : tattoo : insect : tea : song : simple : chair : glamour [color gocco print] : glamour : cats : e is for : sea : flavor : holiday : imagine

15 comments:

Ellen said...

You did such a great job on the topic as always!!!!

studerdoodle said...

This is great!

juliemc said...

Love that Claus...marathon's probably not too far away. He reminds me of my daughter, Brooke. She had similar determination...and the same pacifier!

IdiotHead said...

This is fun. And you got two topics in (perhaps three, depending on how fast he can walk!)
8^)

shoofly said...

Thanks Ellen, tommy, juliemc, and idiothead!

Yes, I made the robot a little spotty since I missed my chance last week! And yes, idiothead, the robot legs he made are pretty speedy! He's quite a determined kid!

Bron Smith said...

What a clever idea...a lot of moms would love this!

shoofly said...

thanks bron! I bet moms would be way more relaxed, and their backs surely wouldn't ache as much!

I should add that Claus' inspiration to make these legs was heavily influenced by his favorite animated characters: Wallace & Gromit.

shannon said...

This is sooo good!! I love it.

Linda said...

Wonderful watercolors and ideas. Your style is unique. Bravo!

carla said...

There's something very delicious about your watercolor technique...the colors are very beautifully blended to create such natural, organic looking shades. This robotic baby is wild! I like the top version best...those legs are wonderful:>

ValGalArt said...

sweet,clever and fun!

Abbie said...

Very wonderful! I LOVE your style of artwork! Great take ont he topic!
:) Abbie
thanks for the smile!

Brianna said...

very creative. i love your use of watercolor and the subtle contrast between all of the colors. that is quite a smart kid!

apple-green ink said...

gooo gurgle gurgle hmphhh
we like this one a lot!!
xxx,
Mr.T-byte Wigglebottom

creative kismet said...

This could only mean one thing for a mother: TROUBLE! Great illustration!