Sunday, April 23, 2006

Robot


When I was a kid, I devoured science fiction and Asimov was one of my favorite writers.

I, Robot is the title of Asimov's first collection of short stories. It consists of nine stories about positronic robots, united by a consistent narrative in which a reporter interviews the character Susan Calvin about her life working with robots.

There is a lot of information about Asimov and his work here.

Acrylic paint on a 6x8 inch board

20 Comments:

At April 23, 2006 8:28 PM, Blogger creative kismet said...

Very creative take on the theme! I love your armadillos!

 
At April 23, 2006 8:30 PM, Blogger Twisselman said...

Great tribute to Asimov. And those armadillos have sort of articulated mid-sections, huh? Not really a cuddly creature, except to other armadillos.

And of course, wonderful artwork. Goes without saying... but should still be said. Peace.

 
At April 23, 2006 10:14 PM, Blogger Dee said...

as always, great color! I love the armadillos, btw. Their accordian-like bodies are sort of like robots. :)

 
At April 23, 2006 11:18 PM, Blogger ValGalArt said...

beautiful art and I never put it together the armadillo/robot connection but you are always ahead of the pack!

 
At April 24, 2006 12:36 AM, Blogger Alina Chau said...

beautiful!! Great novel choice!! HE ! HE!!

 
At April 24, 2006 7:24 AM, Blogger Caroline said...

Love the idea of including a book like that very clever! And you armadillos look wonderfully curious and interested - I especially like the clear bubble that one is playing with.

 
At April 24, 2006 9:05 AM, Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

Your illustrations have a futuristic quality to them, so Asimov fits right in!

 
At April 24, 2006 11:29 AM, Blogger Tony LaRocca said...

...and unlike the movie, the book wasn't a two-hour Converse sneaker commercial! (I love your day-glo armadillos, btw!)

 
At April 24, 2006 11:50 AM, Blogger carla said...

Armidillos with their armored shapes...very robotic looking. Here, they seem to be interested in finding out why you like I, Robot so much! Beautiful colors!

 
At April 24, 2006 5:47 PM, Blogger andrea said...

I read I, Robot as a kid, too and it was probably among my earliest SciFi readings, too (along with John Wyndham).

Armadillos fir the theme perfectly!

 
At April 24, 2006 6:09 PM, Blogger HARDWAX said...

I really admire the way you put color to a board, very distinctive, armadillos have an robotic look and animation. So Fine!

 
At April 24, 2006 11:33 PM, Blogger Sally said...

Clever way to tackle a dull topic!

 
At April 25, 2006 11:56 AM, Blogger Roz Foster said...

Armadillos. You know, just as the first worthy clone was a sheep, I think the first worthy AI should be an armadillo.

I love your colors! Is the one in the back floating on a bubble? So surreal! Wonderful, dreamy stuff.

 
At April 25, 2006 12:27 PM, Blogger TXArtcGal said...

I was wondering how you were going to do this week's topic! Your creation is perfect...and, didn't shy away from your style! Fantastic job!...and, as always....love the bright colors, and your style!

 
At April 25, 2006 8:12 PM, Blogger Tony Sarrecchia said...

Who didn't love Asimov? Great piece, great color!

 
At April 26, 2006 7:02 AM, Blogger buep said...

Beautiful and very creative illustration. Lovely colours -did you read it before, uh? :)

 
At April 28, 2006 9:26 PM, Blogger moverlow said...

I wish I could get color like that. What a "novel" idea! Asimov was one of my favs as well. Great illo as always.

 
At May 01, 2006 7:54 AM, Blogger Christine Lim Simpson said...

Hey Jaimie, thanks for commenting at my blog.

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and also this one via search engines - http://www.paperinkarts.com/en-us/dept_93.html

By the way, my husband is a big fan of Asimov. Awesome illo. :)

 
At May 01, 2006 6:59 PM, Blogger The Unknown said...

Love the illo. He's one of my favs too.
love

 
At June 03, 2006 9:34 AM, Anonymous janey said...

You collect snow globes and like SF and bright bright colors? It's destiny, we've met. Love your drawings. I'm linking to you ok?

 

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