Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Robot Close-Ups and Drawings

These two gentlemen put up some very nice robots on their blogs: Ryan Wood and Mattias Adolfsson. And monkey see, monkey do. So . . .



Blogger Jörn Gebert said...

It's sheer lunacy! I'm totally speechless. very nice artworks, Mr.Kidd.

2:54 PM  
Blogger Mattias said...

Very cool robots Tom, did you produce them all overnight?

3:01 PM  
Blogger Tom Kidd said...

Mattias, I spent the day yesterday painting a cityscape and drawing airships. These, as I'm sure you've guessed, were pulled out of the file. However, when I do concept design I can pump out a few colored drawings (not like the paintings you see here but much sketchier) a day. It's fun to have the pressure to produce but not have to worry that much about everything being perfect, as if it ever is.

Lately I've gotten a bit too fussy. I tossed out all my recent airship drawings. Tonight I'll redraw them. Maybe when I get that moleskin sketchbook I'll stop being so anal.

Tomorrow I have to give a painting demo to a group of artists. It could go well or it could be terrible. I never know.

Thanks Jörn, sheer lunacy is a nice compliment. We artists love to be crazy.

4:22 PM  
Blogger IdiotApathy said...

Mm mm mm. That first one is especially nice, very juicy and great use of temperature.

Good luck on your demo! I'm sure it will be awesome.

5:00 PM  
Blogger GhettoFab said...

beauty of a post Mr Kidd!! Each one is spectacular. Thanks for the massive amount of inspirational goodies

5:41 PM  
Blogger Konstantin Pogorelov said...

damit I'd love to see your demo. but oh well. your robots have very organic outlines. and they look like somehting people would put together themselves in their futuristic garages rather than mass=produced. maybe because brand things are always over-heavy on pushing a certain design philosophy. The color is fantastic!

7:55 PM  
Blogger Andrew Glazebrook said...

You've just given me a thrill overload !!! STUNNING WORK !! Thought I'd shout that bit !

9:32 PM  
Blogger Ron Morrison said...

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5:00 PM  
Blogger Ron Morrison said...

I love the humour, especially in the coloured work. I am assuming its intentional- now I'm worried. Wonderful stuff - I give it full study.

5:06 PM  
Blogger marcobucci said...

Wow, what a post. Cool robots!

6:53 PM  
Blogger Tom Kidd said...

Yes, Ron, all humor is intentional even if it isn't. Laughs to me are always good.

Thanks Marco.

Tomorrow I'll put some pages from a Chinese magazine that interviewed me and printed some of my Gnemo stuff. I'd do it tonight but I need to go to bed early so I can get up at dawn to give a slideshow four times to four huge groups of very excitable 4th and 5th graders. After that, though, I may be too exhausted to do much. It is a paying gig so I work hard to make it as interesting as possible.

11:48 PM  
Blogger Bruce said...

Ah, maniacal machanics with awesome colors! wonderful.

3:40 PM  
Blogger william wray said...

Great imaginative combinations is what you are all about-- Metal and organic, Warm and cold colors, old future and new... Always a treat.!

5:50 PM  
Blogger MrSuspenders said...

Nice work on all the bots. I like your War of the worlds stuff especially.

2:30 AM  
Blogger cinderelly said...

beautiful works! ha, ha, i LOVE the pizza delivery robot! send him over here! ;]

2:28 PM  
Blogger Bron Smith said...

I've thoroughly enjoyed looking through your two sites. I was especially intrigued by your Nemo site. You're one of the few people that I've run across that went off in a different direction with your blog like I did, with a fantasy blog. My blog is episodic, and it is driven by the weekly Illustration Friday words, with makes for a unique challenge, to weave the IF word into each episode. I'll check back often.

4:59 PM  
Blogger tlc illustration said...

I especially love the pizza-delivery robot. :-) Your head (imagination) must be a very interesting place to be!

12:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Tom,
I teach a 7th grade GATE class. I teach literature, science, math and social science. I currently have my students reading Fahrenheit 451. The movie is awful and I refuse to show it. I think a graphic novel of this book would be great! You are certainly the man for the job. Please consider it.
Mrs Kirksey

8:25 AM  

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