Sunday, October 23, 2005

Illustration Friday REMOTE


This is my entry for Illustration Friday's challenge. Your comments are appreciated.

Finally an encouraging topic! Great.

It represents the ultimate toy-robot, enormous and remote control...
Looking at this "cute" baby, you can probably see the next tyrant in the world (sadly there will be another one, and another one...)
Every one plays with his LEGOs like he want.. but this one is some kind of military-brain-baby.
He looks proud and conceited with his toy! (Can you imagine a Lego figure sooo big?)
For the robot I've used a real Lego figure inspired in Peter Cushing's Grand Moff Tarkin character in Star Wars.
My first idea was to draw a really huge army of that figures, but once I did the big one, I thought that only one smiley robot will be more iconic.
The little bastard came from my mind.

44 comments:

megan said...

I like the extreme perspective you used here, and the dramatic shadows! Lego hands just slay me.

Tony Sarrecchia said...

Great use of light. I see your metaphor of a child in charge of great military strangely familiar with current events.

Karen said...

You and I think alike. I love how determined the little baby looks. Great illustration.

Catnapping said...

i like the forced perspective. good stuff.


and hehehe...what Tony said.

Pusha V said...

I try to paint like those guys but I am not that good yet. I have linked some of those guy's sites in my link of fame. Check them out.

I like your lego man concept. Good stuff. Keep it up.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful!!!! We were all cute little robot bastards - now big ones! The lighting is great and your digital plus art skills shine through your 'remote' entry this week!

Steam Crow Press said...

Funny, ours our similar... but different too. Your's is superb... I love the painterly textures of the lego man. Very nice job.

Alina Chau said...

Soooo funny!! Love it!

Giles said...

Hello, this is an excellent illo and I love the rest of the work on your site too.

Thanks ever so much for your kind post on my blog and I am so glad to have found *your* site :)

kikazinha said...

Hola,

Eh eh eh :)I had the same idea,well more or less,but I thought "Remote"? Remote what? remote control!!!...but I won't participate...topics are becoming too vague and I don't believe that illustration is about that...when you work it is not for shure ;-)

Thanks for your visit to my paintings and words.They are paintings not illos.I am a Painter as well. :-)Those sketches at the post above are brilliant,I am goinf to check that link.Thanks

miss sam duffy said...

brilliant!! love it!

Sarah said...

Ahh.. wonderful image. The colours are absolutely fantastic and other-wordly as well. You have a huge talent, I love the work on your site. :)

R.Soler said...

¡Hola Sr.Goma!
Muy salao ese muñecote grande ¿Conoces Legoland? está Windsor, si te gustan los Lego ¡ese es tu parque de atracciones!
La ceja levantada del bebe dá ¡¡¡¡VERDADERO MIEDO!!!!

¡¡Gracias por tu visita y tus siempre animados comentarios!!

simone said...

fantastic illo and I love very much the orsonwellwes's perspective !! :)
jose, your sketches are great ! it's a good idea to sketch from movie...i think i'll do something like that with " the seven samurai "in the next days...


the killing drawing machine

Mustashrik said...

just came accross your blog, wonderful style and accomplished illos! love this piece to, it has so much charm and humour ;)

M
http://www.mustashrik.blogspot.com

Rick Lovell said...

Very nicely done. Love the textures, atmosphere and point of view.(the little bastard's kinda cute in a scary as hell kind of way)

Steve Musgrave said...

There's nothing scarier than a rampaging Lego man! Great concept. I dig it!

LDahl said...

Brilliant! You have a new fan, me:))

Queen Tut said...

This is fantastic! I have really enjoyed your other pieces too.

Natura said...

Muy bonito, me encantan los contrastes de luz y los ambientes que logras en tus ilustraciones.

woodsprite said...

Oh my, that's one determined baby! Yikes, I must make sure to keep the remote away from my little one! Love the contrasting facial expressions of both figures - the raised brow and frown on the baby and the blank smile on the lego man. Golden. Your color choices are super. This is a unique and humorous take on the topic. I'm glad I stopped in.

Isa said...

Gracias por visitar mi blog. Tu ilustración sobre el tópico "remote" es muy original y las luces y sombras muy logradas.
:)

Sandra Romero said...

Hola me han gustado mucho tus ilustraciones y más lo dibujos que me han parecido muy expresivos.
Un saludo

garth bruner said...

Oh wow! I love this one! The perspective and textures are great! This is wonderful! (oh, by the way, mine this week is one of very few that is NOT digital, thanks for the comments!)

Wilnara said...

Nice Illustration!!!

Pajara Pinta said...

Sr. goma!!!!!!!! ud siempre me sigue sorprendiendo con su creatividad!

La idea buenisima y el resultado mucho mejor!

Gracias por sus constantes visitas... oiga que de verdad es ud. un tio muy talentoso he???

saludos pajareros!

Doug said...

I guess to be cool I could write in pig-latin... the only foreign language I know. :o)

Thanks for the kind words. Your work is great! I need to come take some lessons from you on those vectors!

consider yourself bookmarked!

Pablo said...

Hola "Sr. Goma", no dejo de dejarme caer por aquí a ver que haces. Y nada, que me gusta mucho todo esto, a ver si me animo de una vez.

Abrazos
Arriba Villa!

rubio2d said...

El mundo bloggero te espera sr.Villa (además lo asturiano está de moda,
así que... anímate hombre!)
y gracias por la visita, hermoso!

carla said...

This is great! I love the scale between the child and the robot, and you've really created a sense of movement with the robots feet.

Duncan said...

Love the illustration, strikes me like the kid doesn't know what he's doing. Like your sketches too.
And thanks for the kind words for my remote illustration, the where's wally jumper must've have been subliminal, I wasn't thinking about it at the time. Once again great work.

Rowantree said...

Espectacular, muy buenas las sombras y la cara de perverso del chiquitín !

Wignke said...

This is great as is everything here on your blog. I'm very much digging your pencil sketches.

Cheers,
Bill

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

You have such a way with injecting humour into your pieces.

And your mastery of colours, and your impeccable technique. WOW!

manomecchi said...

It is wonderful.

Sumeet Surve said...

Nice work, Dude! Like ur sketches from life...

Sumeet Surve said...

I also like the exercise of drawing faces from newspapers, I'm impressed....I'll try some...

sedyas said...

Hola rubio! Un placer descubrir tu blog. Muy buenos todos los dibujos. Los rostros del mes pasado ("33 faces" and "24 faces more" me han traumatizado, realmente buenos y con mucho gusto.
Gracias por visitar mi blog, allí te he dejado las respuestas a tus preguntas.
Nos vemos por aquí!
Un saludo
-Sed

angeillo said...

This is a cool concept! Both baby and Lego man are so "cute". Yes, baby does look very conceited. Delightful illo!

dennis west said...

This is great! What a twist on the robo remote angle. Very nice!

PepperDel said...

:D So good ! Babies take the power ! Parents ! Obey or...
I love your illustrations, they're so good !!

Pajara Pinta said...

Hola Sr. goma... como ha sido ud. tan amable con la Pajara... le queria notificar que debido a unos cambios en mi vida... todo bien... siempre para bien... no podre postear en unos dias... vuelo... vuelo a buscarme y espero encontrarme... esto de las separaciones no es facil sabe?? pero a veces son necesarias... le dejo una gran abrazo y le prometo volvere en unos 15 a 20 dias...

mucha suerte!

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