ロボティカ*ロボティクス

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In an attempt to relearn Photoshop after not using it for several months – Paint tool Sai is wonderful but it lacks some things only Photoshop offers – I decided to start a piece (I’ve only spent about and hour and a half on this thus far) based off the Japanese anime short from which my online pen name comes from. 

Robotica Robotics is an anime short – only 10 minutes long – yet still remains one of my favourites despite all that I’ve watched. The anime explores the struggles of two robots – or A.I – who after being abandoned by their creator, attempt to find the meaning of ai. The significance of ai is that it is written as both 愛 meaning love, but also アイ for artificial intelligence. Struggling to understand a concept that even humans do not fully comprehend, and to understand what they themselves are, the anime goes on to explore briefly, yet in depth, themes of anxiety, suicide, and then ultimately, love.

I recommend this anime to anyone reading this, for its lovely story and interesting art style is something you won’t find anywhere else. 

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Robotica – Alternate Universe?

monster kid

What started out as a self portrait quickly became this heterochromatic eyed, split tongue, monster boy.

I originally planned to abandon this work because it wasn’t going in the direction that I had planned. So rather than that, I decided to let my “hands do that talking”, as it were, and rather than force art, let it happen. The result being this monstrous creature with myself as the base.