10 April 2007



robot-ington...
...aye thats what they are called robot-ing-ton. dont ask why its like the remote control is called re-mot-i-con! i have a strange way of extending words or adding bits on to them or spelling them funny. first pic is from the sketchbook. after doodling fish which changed into robot fish, i then thought about the robots i drew last year for a project at uni. they were fashion robots. so i thought about creating them like i did the teeth plushs but wanted to be abit more traditional with what a robot looks like. so i used the way i drew the robot fish and mixed it up with old robot toys i looked at in a book. he is abit flat stanley like as i have only stuffed his head and body abit. his ams and legs are bit fiddley to make and too thin to stuff. he is about 28cm tall and i hand dyed the fabric myself which was quite fun. i worked out a pattern from the doodles and had intended to make him abit more box-like instead of 2D like but i think he works quite well. when it came to the buttons for his buttons, i spent about an hour looking through the boxes! today i went to buy some more of the small black buttons that i use for eyes and the lady had to count out 172 of the tiny things! they are tiny but look like the dots for eyes that i draw. am off to create a bigger robot with the left over material.

6 comments:

natural attrill said...

I love the little sketches of robots, and the toy is cute too, especially like the graph patch. I hope you have lots of sales!
Penny.

Marisa said...

Oh wow! He is so cool! His face is so adorable and is that a little cute pom pom detail on the antenna?

ladysnail said...

i did think od using a pom pom for his antenna but in the end i used two pieces of felt so i could hide the top of the wire bit.
dx

Pea said...

Loving the robot drawings! x

mermaid_misk said...

I love robots and i love him Debs, he's brilliant, i ove all the little details xx (defintely a seller!)

Emm@ said...

He's gorgeous! I love the little robot line drawings too. Yum. Yum. Yum.

Emm@ xxxxxxx