Illustrator Matt Dixon has created this absolutely adorable series of lonely-looking robots entitled Transmissions. You can read more about him & how he creates these paintings plus see more of his fabulous work here: Bored Panda.
I adore these paintings so much. What is it with me & cute robots?? When asked recently who my favorite Star Wars character was, I barely even gave the human characters a thought. My answer was, of course, R2-D2. And I’ve never been more excited about a Pixar movie than when I saw all the teasers for WALL-E. I made a special trip into London to see it the day it came out & immediately fell in love with that little trash compactor with the big heart. It instantly became one of my all-time favorite films (not just favorite “animated” film).
I could go on about my favorite robots all day (I suppose I should finish that top ten list that’s been sitting in my Drafts for years… I think I’m waiting for when I finally watch Metropolis! I’m such a procrastinator). It’s hard to pick a favorite painting of Dixon’s but I’d probably go with that first one with the kite. Aww – someone help him untangle his kite! I also love the one below, which has a great Iron Giant/Laputan robot (from Studio Ghibli’s Castle In The Sky) feel about it. Amazing. I think these are beautiful. It’s impossible to look at these paintings & not smile. Thank you, Matt Dixon! 🙂
very cool stuff Mutant! Love how u can sometimes be so girlie and sometimes so geeky 🙂
C’mon movierob, Girly and geeky!!!……..I love this art! Reminds me of A.I……….just thrown away after use……so sad!
And I love “The Iron Giant”…….it takes a hard soul indeed, to not get a lump in the throat when he flies towards the oncoming missile, which is about to kill all his friends and half of the U.S. and he quietly whispers, “Superman!”
Just on that word Geek…….Saw a great t-shirt the other day………”I am not a Computer Geek, I am a Level 9 Warlord!”
That was a compliment to mutant not an insult 😉
i was kidding……..sorry!
I don’t mind being girly & geeky. Lol! 😉 Glad I’ve been able to share these – looks like the artist definitely has some fans. I love the emotion he’s captured in these. I think these paintings are fantastic. Totally agree about The Iron Giant – I love that movie. It’s a classic! 🙂
And sometimes so sexy! 🙂
Most definitely! !!
Great artist. I really like bottom painting. I wonder if blue butterflies represent Pinnochio’s Blue Fairy and the themes that story represents, like a robot who wants to be “a real boy.” Nerdy (over)interpretation aside, the visuals are fantastic. The friendly design is refreshingly cool… far across the other side of the scifi spectrum from Terminator.
Yes! I’m not the only one who likes these! 🙂 I really like that Pinocchio interpretation. It’s weird – I like all sides of sci-fi design. From these adorable robots to Giger’s Xenomorph. 🙂
Right on. I love looking at designs too. There’s something almost holy about seeing the earlier conceptual work, and the process for the art to make it on screen. Looking at old designs for famous movies (like Star Wars), is like watching a super rare Director’s Cut.
Exactly! You’d love my hubby’s Star Wars books. 🙂
What?! Say more, please. Your hubby writes Star Wars?! Send me a link. Um. Please.
You should hop over to my screenplay site then : (http://thelastfountain.wordpress.com). I formatted my Star Wars 7 spec script in PICTUREplay style – with images (nerdy casting) and music to scroll with the text.
Lol! Oops. Um…. No. I meant books he’s bought…. Lol!!! 😉 (although he probably COULD write one, as he’s a huge Stars Wars nerd). 😉
Hahah oh okay. You got me excited there…. And then in that case, keep me posted in case he does write one. 😉
Agreed! I love these sooooo much. Adorable. 🙂
So cute and melancholy!
I know! Adorable. I love these so damn much. 🙂
Agreed! So damn cute. 🙂