5/5/11

Plug the Right One In


There are two types of people in life: The killer death-bots and the people who feed them blood. I’m trying to play the death-bot, but mostly end up refilling the blood glass each morning.


I wanted to challenge myself after the success of Saint America, and thanks to Anna who had hooked up every single shade of grey spray paint that Montana makes as a birthdy gift, I had a good excuse to go black and white this time. This was around the same time Quint from AintItCoolNews started his awesome Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day column, and this Metropolis image spoke to me. The actress portraying the iconic robot Maria, cooling off as a production assistant provides a refreshment. Looking at the snapshot without the historic significance, it plays around with ideas of growing old and the increased importance of technology. And it that’s too trying too hard, then it’s about sexy, vampire cyborgs.


This bastard took me longer than I’d care to admit, with me often getting lost in the various layer shades. It was hard to walk away from it, and I really indulged when applying details to the robotic body. Dig the misty screen effect in the background that was achieved with some plastic fencing I'd found in the country.


24" x 24" wooden panel vs. spray paint vs. stencils

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