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Sunday, April 23, 2006

Robot – Illustration Friday

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I really wanted to try and come up with something different for this week's topic, and after sketching little robots in the likeness of those from the movie, Robots...R2D2 from Star Wars... and the robot from Lost in Space...I switched gears. How about a robot that looked more human? So, I thought about the movie, Stepford Wives...and, how the wives were all changed into human robots. This was my inspiration for this week's Illustration Friday.

Please check out my new weekly Photoshop Challenge. You can read more about it at my blog, Weekly Photoshop Challenge. I feel it would be great to have a nice, clean weekly challenge for anybody interested. I hope many of those of you that use Photoshop will play along!

51 Comments:

Blogger Pickledog said...

Very nice Robo-June Cleaver. I hope Walace Smith reads all the instructions.

Sunday, April 23, 2006 12:07:00 PM

 
Blogger Wee Cottage said...

Oh my, how funny is this illustration. I laughed outloud! Lovely - My husband wants to put in an order for one. I love the style and it's all enhanced by the black and white. Fun

Sunday, April 23, 2006 12:49:00 PM

 
Blogger Caroline said...

Neat work! I like the box she came in too I hope it wasn't too hard to put her together.

Sunday, April 23, 2006 1:21:00 PM

 
Blogger Twisselman said...

Yep, I was thinking June Cleaver, too, Pickledog. She and Donna Reed always had their pearl necklaces on for the housework. Great job.

Sunday, April 23, 2006 1:29:00 PM

 
Anonymous the painted pear said...

Yeah, this was a nice, different approach. I didn't see the movie, but I get the idea! Nicely done.

Sunday, April 23, 2006 1:35:00 PM

 
Blogger Lee said...

that's great...very retro and different:)

Sunday, April 23, 2006 1:45:00 PM

 
Anonymous aynaku said...

very beatiful illo...I like b/w...
I'll check Weekly Photoshop Challenge, nice idea.

Sunday, April 23, 2006 2:07:00 PM

 
Blogger cristosova said...

Wouldn´t it be nice to be able to be recharged? We could simply skip sleeping.
The illo is great, has a fantastic 50ies look to it, just so appropriate!

Sunday, April 23, 2006 2:17:00 PM

 
Blogger creative kismet said...

This is really great!! I love the simplistic black/white scheme!

Wish I had Photoshop!!

Sunday, April 23, 2006 3:30:00 PM

 
Blogger JO said...

Great illo, very funny. I need that plug and a setting for housework.

Sunday, April 23, 2006 3:34:00 PM

 
Anonymous krista said...

Awesome. She's hired.

Also, very excited to check out the photoshop challenge. Iw as looking for something just like that- and here it falls right into my lap.

Sunday, April 23, 2006 6:51:00 PM

 
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh said...

ohh interesting concept! dunno why tho.. kinda reminds me of the film "Pleasantville" 8)

Sunday, April 23, 2006 8:45:00 PM

 
Anonymous irvine said...

hee I like that photoshop challenge too! too bad I don't know how to use that yet. hihi she looks like a cool Mom btw!
hihi ^_^

Sunday, April 23, 2006 8:48:00 PM

 
Blogger LDahl said...

I wonder how many of those necklaces she went through while filming the series.
Great idea for the robot theme..... I hated that story....toooo scary because the guys were just pretty happy with the replacements..... i wonder if there was a Stepford Husbands?
Love the color version of this.

Sunday, April 23, 2006 9:26:00 PM

 
Blogger ValGalArt said...

this is a great idea for the theme! very fun and well done! love it!!!

Sunday, April 23, 2006 9:45:00 PM

 
Blogger Alina Chau said...

OOhhh!! Adore this piece, love the vintage look!! AWESOME!

Sunday, April 23, 2006 11:56:00 PM

 
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

I love how you switch from black and white to color - a nice surprise!! It's funny how marital expectations were so different back then....a clean house equalled a good wife. Thank goodness I really don't feel that pressure!
Great illustration - good job on that parquet floor perspective - always difficult!

Monday, April 24, 2006 8:55:00 AM

 
Blogger carla said...

Well done! I haven't seen the remake, but the Ira Levin novel and the origianl film are really very chilling. It's too bad we can't just get robots to do the housework, though! I like the grey tones you used here - very much like an old b & w photo.

Monday, April 24, 2006 10:24:00 AM

 
Blogger Michael O'Connell said...

i love it! probably my fav so far…

Monday, April 24, 2006 3:03:00 PM

 
Blogger Jaimie said...

what a fun illustration. it reminds me of an old ad from the 50's.
Great connection of the theme to Stepford Wives.

Monday, April 24, 2006 3:21:00 PM

 
Blogger Katili said...

This is a great one, this is the everyday robot at many homes all over the world. Also it reminds me of the movie Pleasantville and also some old magazines from the early 50's. I like thi a lot.

Monday, April 24, 2006 3:40:00 PM

 
Blogger Tony LaRocca said...

She looks like a June Cleaver-bot, something right out of a 50's advertisement.

Monday, April 24, 2006 6:36:00 PM

 
Anonymous Sherry Rogers said...

This is wonderful!!!

Monday, April 24, 2006 9:52:00 PM

 
Blogger Karen said...

Wonderful. I especially love that it's in black and white.

Monday, April 24, 2006 10:39:00 PM

 
Blogger Linda said...

Good job, I imediatly thought of stephord wives when I saw this. The black and white is beautiful!

Monday, April 24, 2006 10:51:00 PM

 
Blogger Lydia said...

perfect!!

Monday, April 24, 2006 11:43:00 PM

 
Blogger buep said...

I want to order one of your robots for myself too, like someone already said...
Great retro style, well done!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 7:17:00 AM

 
Blogger Roz Foster said...

Nice illustration! I think all of those overworked, non-paid housewives and mothers should each have at least one of these. That way, they can go hiking in the mountains all day....

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 10:10:00 AM

 
Blogger violetismycolor said...

Ah, great minds DO think alike...your mama is much more tradional than my sexy mama...maybe it is just wishful thinking on my part (that I could look like the robot...)

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 11:53:00 AM

 
Blogger Tony Sarrecchia said...

Very cool--love the retro look!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 6:57:00 PM

 
Blogger KingCam said...

great illo reminds me of leave it to beaver mixed with the jetsons good work

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 7:30:00 PM

 
Blogger Suzan said...

Great idea. She does look perfect right down to her hair. The color version is great too. great choices in color.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006 9:56:00 AM

 
Anonymous Rachelle said...

Nice take on the theme! I love the older look and feel you gave to the piece. :)

Wednesday, April 26, 2006 10:09:00 AM

 
Blogger Tanya Nichols said...

OHHH your opinion matters! Thank you for dropping by!!!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006 11:04:00 AM

 
Blogger steve said...

Nice one--very original take. I'll have to see this movie then.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006 11:14:00 AM

 
Blogger Robert McLaughlin said...

Saw the movie (the new one). A very fine and pretty robot. But perhaps a bit difficult to establish meaningful relationships with.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006 3:00:00 PM

 
Blogger Frizz said...

Clever solution to the theme! Great line work. Don't show her to my husband or I'll get traded in. Wonderful job, very original!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006 9:04:00 PM

 
Blogger Judy Scott said...

Such a brilliant idea, Judy x

Thursday, April 27, 2006 3:04:00 AM

 
Blogger wynlen said...

Great take on this topic. The grayscale version reminds me of something retro. Very cool!
www.wynlen.no

Thursday, April 27, 2006 6:29:00 AM

 
Blogger Angela said...

She's perfect! Your illio is much better than the movie was.Very nicely done.

Thursday, April 27, 2006 10:12:00 AM

 
Blogger TXArtcGal said...

Thank you all for your comments! I love the retro look, and often times I am drawn to this! Thanks again!

Thursday, April 27, 2006 12:52:00 PM

 
Blogger scribblesk said...

Love the look! Black and white suits so well!

Thursday, April 27, 2006 2:01:00 PM

 
Blogger matt said...

Great 50s style and it looks perfect in black and white.

Thursday, April 27, 2006 5:24:00 PM

 
Blogger NPS-art said...

:) very nice !
and thank you so much for all your lovely comments !
have a wonderful weekend !:D

Thursday, April 27, 2006 5:31:00 PM

 
Blogger Gise said...

Excellent idea for this topic!!! I like more the grey illo. Also like very much the spotted illo.

Thursday, April 27, 2006 6:19:00 PM

 
Blogger Majeak Ann said...

Hi Trisha! Really nice works here!!
....and thank you..for the spanish message you left, that was such a nice surprise THANK YOU!*~*

-Marjorie Ann

Friday, April 28, 2006 5:26:00 PM

 
Anonymous Paula said...

what a lovely robot. Perfect rendering in B&W.

Saturday, April 29, 2006 3:49:00 AM

 
Blogger HARDWAX said...

Somehow i managed to miss this last week. This is so clever and unique idea for theme, love it, it does have a retro look to it, love her being plugged into the wall. Great fun!

Sunday, April 30, 2006 11:45:00 PM

 
Blogger The Tart said...

Love her eyes! This is just great. I wish she would come over & make me a hot chocolate.

Smooch,
The Tart
; )

Wednesday, May 03, 2006 9:20:00 AM

 
Blogger uvor said...

Another very good because true one!
Ulrich

Thursday, May 11, 2006 4:50:00 AM

 
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

LOoks very 1950s! Cute and evocative! Mary :-)

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 10:21:00 AM

 

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