December 31st, 2005 :: "Sample-bot #006"


A robot using himself as a cigarette lighter; upon request of my roommate.

Email me if you would like to purchase this painting. ($10) If it's still available, I'll send you payment instructions. Remember, you can always take your chances and get a random Sample-bot for only $5. (Note: All paintings look much better in person.)

December 30th, 2005 :: "Character Sketches"


Quick panel sketch for the same mini.

December 29th, 2005 :: "Character Sketches"


Some test sketches of the main character for a mini-comic I'm working on.

December 28th, 2005 :: "Abstract Hand Holding"


Very quick, stupid little sketch I did while watching TV.

December 27th, 2005 :: "Square Mash"


I really liked the way my recent "3" painting turned out so I decided to continue working in the "robots all mashed together" sort of style. Just playing around with this one.

December 26th, 2005 :: "Sidewalk Robot"


Camera-phone pic of a spraypaint stencil robot on the streets of Portland, Oregon. Complete with old chewing gum.

December 25th, 2005 :: "Robot Santa"


Robot Santa from Futurama. Merry Xmas, if that's your thing.

(I'll be on vacation for the next week. There'll still be posts for every day, they just might go up in 2-3 day sets; whenever I can get to a computer. Thank you for your consideration, we are building for the future.)

December 24th, 2005 :: "Yes, Master"


Today's guest week post is by Travis Smith. I've got one painting of his already, and I'll probably have to buy more in the future. You should too. See more of his work at http://www.mrpurty.com.

December 23rd, 2005 :: "Blue Robot with Glasses"


Guest week continues! "Blue Robot with Glasses" is a piece by David K. Rose. He's got tons of other crazy, wonderful robots on his site. Go check 'em out at http://www.grfxmonkey.com.

December 22nd, 2005 :: "Robot and Bunny"


I'm supposed to be on vacation and was going to do a "guest week" while I was gone. My plans fell through until next week, but that's no excuse not to show some other folk's work anyways. Today's post is a 4" by 6" painting by Jeremy Tinder. I'm happy to say that I own two of Jeremy's paintings, including this one. Go check out his site at http://www.jeremytinder.com.

December 21st, 2005 :: "Sample-bot #005"


Let this happy robot brighten your day, give him a good home. (See below.)

Email me if you would like to purchase this painting. ($10) If it's still available, I'll send you payment instructions. Remember, you can always take your chances and get a random Sample-bot for only $5. (Note: All paintings look much better in person.)

December 20th, 2005 :: "Sample-bot #004"


I'm not really sure what this one's all about. He's suprised at his own hand I guess?

Email me if you would like to purchase this painting. ($10) If it's still available, I'll send you payment instructions. Remember, you can always take your chances and get a random Sample-bot for only $5. (Note: All paintings look much better in person.)

December 19th, 2005 :: "Sample-bot #003"


If your nose was a speaker, would you whistle along to yourself? Yeah, you would.

Email me if you would like to purchase this painting. ($10) If it's still available, I'll send you payment instructions. Remember, you can always take your chances and get a random Sample-bot for only $5. (Note: All paintings look much better in person.)

December 18th, 2005 :: "Sample-bot #002"


This robot is confused. Confused about matters of the heart. I feel ya, buddy. I feel ya.

Email me if you would like to purchase this painting. ($10) If it's still available, I'll send you payment instructions. Remember, you can always take your chances and get a random Sample-bot for only $5. (Note: All paintings look much better in person.)

December 17th, 2005 :: "Sample-bot #001"


To further my quest to bring art to the common man, I'm starting to do a bunch of tiny paintings on 2" by 3" tiles of countertop sample. Each one has a hole punched in it so you don't need any special hanging equipment, just a nail or even a thumbtack. Perfect for cubicles and dormrooms! The first bunch I do will be robots so I can post 'em here, but I'll branch out into other things too. $5 for a random painting, $10 for a specific one or a commissioned idea.

Email me if you would like to purchase this painting. ($10) If it's still available, I'll send you payment instructions. Remember, you can always take your chances and get a random Sample-bot for only $5. (Note: All paintings look much better in person.)

December 16th, 2005 :: "The Sketch"


I was digging through some old sketchbooks and I came across this quick sketch I did 2 maybe 3 years ago. It may not look like much, but this sketch changed something in my mind when it comes to drawing robots. I'd been doing robot work for some time before, but this little guy with his ice cream was sort of patient zero as far as the robot infestation of my mind is concerned. Below this sketch was a list of about 20 different robot ideas that just poured out of my head after drawing this. That was it, I was hooked. Years later, I turned this idea into a little painting for some friends.

December 15th, 2005 :: "3"


And she's done. Better pics will be posted on ROBOPOCALYPSE once I put this up for sale.

December 14th, 2005 :: "3 - Linework"


Done with the linework. That is a lot of robots. 36 if I remember correctly. I kept track as I drew them.

December 13th, 2005 :: "3 - Linework"


Enough with the sketches. Time to get down with the get down. Starting to transfer the drawing from the sketch onto the back of the 3 with some acrylic paint. For those of you wondering what that is, it's one of the numbers from gas stations that tell you the price per gallon.

December 12th, 2005 :: "3 - Sketch"


Still more robots. It's like they just don't stop.

December 11th, 2005 :: "3 - Sketch"


More sketch, different part.

December 10th, 2005 :: "3 - Sketch"


The next few day's posts are all going to be sketches for a piece I'm working on entitled "3". I plan on keeping everyone here informed throughout the process of completing it. Kind of a ballsy move on my part as there are a few things about this piece that'll be completely new to me, so it may not end up right proper, but I'm staying positive. If anyone is looking for proof that I may be insane, look no further than "3".

December 9th, 2005 :: "Creep"


A quick sketch I did at a neighbor's place while waiting to start a game of Mario Tennis on N64. Great game. Probably better than this robot. Yeah, definitely better.

December 8th, 2005 :: "Robot Comic"


One more unfinished work for the week. I keep a lot of projects on the burner at the same time; keeps me from getting bored. This is the non-photo blue pencil sketch of the first panel of a mini-comic I'm working on right now. It's about a geeky, scrawny robot that falls in love with a human female while at a coffeeshop. Happened to all of us at some point or another, right? Still looking for title ideas. Anyone got any?

December 7th, 2005 :: "3 - Father And Son"


Following yesterday's posting of an unfinished work, here's another something I'm working on. More people need to show things as they are working; at least I find it interesting. I'll probably be posting this one here and there as I work on it, as the final piece will have dozens of robots. (Sorry for the bad scan. This is currently on a piece of tracing paper.)

December 6th, 2005 :: "All Tied Up"


Just a thing for a thing. Hopefully I'll be able to show you all very soon, in glorious color!

December 5th, 2005 :: "Ouch"


As you may know from yesterday's post, I have been printing my New Year's cards. It's a four-color linocut and I did an initial print run of 36 to make a final edition of 25-30 prints. For those of you math-challenged folks out there, that's 144 times that I rolled ink onto a linoleum block, plopped down a piece of paper, and rubbed the back with a wooden spoon to transfer the ink. 144 times over two days. Tomorrow I get to go through, pick out the good ones and then go through them all again for signing and numbering. Today's robot is a quick self-portrait of how my spooning arm feels right now. Anyone want to give me a massage?

December 4th, 2005 :: "Tough Decisions"


Every new year, I make a small edition of prints and send it out to my close friends and relations. Sort of my version of the whole Christmas card phenomenon, but New Years is so much cooler than Christmas. This year, I decided to portray the decision of all Portlanders in choosing their drug of choice. Initially, I was going to have the robot juggling a cup of coffee, a bottle of microbrew, and a baggie of weed, but I decided to go with just the coffee and beer for this sketch. In the end, I scrapped the whole robot concept for the card, so I decided to put it up here instead.

December 3rd, 2005 :: "Crow's Nest"


More shameless self-promotion. I made this painting specifically for a pirate art show at a local coffeeshop. It didn't sell during the show, so guess what? It's for sale! It's acrylic and ink on a 7" by 9" wooden placque. The placque extends about another inch beyond the painting, creating about a one inch black border. Only $60! Buy it here: BUY ME!

December 2nd, 2005 :: "Robo-Outlaw"


This is the first woodcut I ever attempted, almost two years ago. I wasn't really happy with how it turned out, so it never made it past the test print stage.

December 1st, 2005 :: "Robot Dreams"


This piece is entitled "Robot Dreams" and was sent to me by the artist, Heather. Go check out more of her work here: http://www.badkittyartstudio.com. Thanks Heather!

If you are an artist who works frequently (or at least once) in robots, feel free to email me an image along with the title of the piece, your name, and the URL of your website if you have one.

November 30th, 2005 :: "The Bloodening"


I've decided to end one of the craziest, but happiest months of my life so far with a piece that is much, much darker than I usually put out. Duality and balance and everything I suppose. Enjoy.

Also, is the title of this piece a reference to anything? It was the first thing that popped into my head, but I have the feeling it was on The Simpsons or something and just happened to burrow its way out of my brain.