Monday, 19 January 2015

NOT ENOUGH ROBOTS

I was browsing through art books in a local bookstore and came across this great artwork title "Too many humans, not enough robots".  I didn't look at the artist's interpretation and I'm going to miss out his name as I don't very much like his work although lots of people do.

Going along with the robotic theme, I tried to restrict the colour scheme by making a little colour chart,



isolated the chosen pens



and made an initial drawing in pencil and pen.




You might think it looks a bit squint.
That's deliberate - I wanted the free roving robot look.


So here it is ........................



NOT ENOUGH ROBOTS







The details were painted with watercolour pens and the backgrounds with coloured pencils.



Linking to
 "Art Journal Journey", theme "Inspired by the Masters"
and
"Mix it Monthly", theme "Colourblocking".

34 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

This is a fun piece, but I am curious to know which 'master' inspired you....Thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey, Valerie

Beo said...

The story about this is interesting. More interesting is the fact that you have been inspired by someone whose work you don't like. What shows again that inspiratation can come from everywhere, and you took this inspiration to make this cute picture in your very own style. I think this robot girl could be a sister of your alien. Do they know each other?

stefanie stark said...

Oh I love your little illustrations!!!! They spread so much artsy fun!

TwinkleToes2day said...

I love how you looked at someones art title and got enough inspiration to come up with this fabulous piece. Bravo! :o) Excellent :o)

Annie said...

Yeeps! Who looks at an artist's title and not their work? You're too funny. Squint? No clue. But your piece is fun and I like your robot and his colorful world. Or maybe those are spare parts. Welp, not enough robots?...well here's one more and he's a sweetie.

Jeannette said...

thius its fun,super robots you created,anaiuzing art work,just love it.


xxx Jeannette

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Time and again I am fascinated by your creativity,
to take a title not the artwork---that's clever!!!
Unique piece ---
I love the new character she is a wonderful robot with a special human personality I think!..
She is unique and I like the whole page !

So glad and proud of seeing you at both the challenges Sheila!
THANK YOU!!!!

limmelon said...

Magical Robomania. Love the wee circuluar one (top left), the ‘ghost’ types (bottom right) and of course, the girl on roller blades. Creative use of pencils, Love it, Awesome !!

Karin said...

Wow it looks like a comic book page, love it!
Groetjes Karin

ULKAU said...

Oh, I've never seen a robot-lady before!
I always love your crazy, funny art pieces and I get immediately good mood, when I visit your blog.
Greetings - Ulrike

Pa Schedu said...

So colorful and imaginative, great!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Love it ! So whimsical, fun and with wonderful colours. Have a great day, Shirleyxx

Margik said...

Another fabulous illustration with these fun and amazing robots, I love love this work. The colours are fantastic as always.
Mar x

SLScheibe said...

That's a fun little illustration! Super cute and colourful :)

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

She is a pretty festive robot. Wouldn't mind having her around and all the other comforts that surround her. xox

sirkkis said...

Your fantasy has taken a flight, Sheila. I think the robot is rathe nice looking fellow... Wonderfully made art piece. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog, dear Sheila.
Have a happy evening,
Hugs xx

CS-CreativArt said...

I don't like robots, but yours are funny and cute! I love this!

Nancy B said...

Great colors and it's so you! Love your whimsical style.

johanna said...

your Fantasy in drawing is a delight! it really puts a smile on my face... thanks for the joy, sheila!

kat said...

Oh there is so much to enjoy here, the juicy bright colours and your wonderful imagination and style, this brightens up the day just to look at it!

LonettA said...

Absolutely fabulous! Your robots are so cute! Great colours, too!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Hahaha not enough robots!! Your fine humour is always so amazing. Love the realization and the beautiful coloring.
I wish you a happy wekend,
big hugs Anja facebook

Pia Rom said...

Haha Sheila, if the robots would look like yours here, I have no prob to let them into my life ;) I mean how harmful can a robot be, which wears flowerearrings?! Your imagination and painting immediatelly calm me down <3 thank you so much for that! Mix It Monthly ♥ Conny

Tammie Lee said...

your robot is adorable
love all your joyful colors and details~

lee said...

I love your robot what a great ides

GlorV1 said...

Hi Sheila. Your robots are fantastic. Lots of great color. :)

denthe said...

Love this! So cute ... And the colour scheme looks great!

Artatag said...

Sheila, I really love this piece of art!! It gives me a smile! Fantastic!!
Hugs
Gabriele

~*~Patty S said...

Brilliant creation for Conny's color blocking challenge.
"a bit squint" = I've learned another new term :-)
Fun how inspiration comes from all around us.
My creativity seems to be stuck in my head this month.
oxo
p.s. also wanted to say what a wonderful tin your new/old pastels came in!!!

Vicki Miller said...

It would be good if we had more robots, just to do all the boring stuff, so we could make art! Sounds good to me. Love your interpretation.

Sharon Fritchman said...

Absolutely adorable, Sheila! I love your wonderful and creative work of art!!!! And your fun little colour chart, too! Thank you for sharing your talents with all of us! (and thanks for visiting my blog, too!! HUGS!)

Anni - My Creative Life and Mixed Media Books said...

Hi Sheila first a thanks for all your sweet comments, Oh Sheila I love your robot drawing, she is wonderful and so lovely, I don't have enough robots, I wish I had a robot to clean up my house for me.
Anni

Jackie said...

It's fabulous - I love your robotic drawings. Jx

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

So fun and charming these drawings are!