Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Even Baby Octo-Bots Need Sleep


SOLD
This is an old Zip disk. Amazing how fast this became low tech. 100mb used to be huge. But old computer disks are great objects to paint on.

After a full week of non-stop stuffed baby octo harvesting, the bots get confused and tangled up in their work. This guy needs an ice cold bottle of 5w-30 and a few hours in the Z-pod.

13 comments:

Eric Merced said...

Amazing and beautiful work. I love those colors. Great job!

mike said...

hah! that's great, jim. way to recycle!

jim bradshaw said...

Eric & Mike - thanks guys. Recycling has never been so much fun Mike.

Breadwig said...

the texture and depth on this is superb. hands down the coolest looking zip disk I've seen in years. :)

jim bradshaw said...

Thank you mr. ballinger.

Joe Rocco said...

You know, at first glance I thought this was painted on wood too. I always like what you do with an old discarded computer disc. Octo Bot is another winner!. good rust stains around his cyclopian eye.

jim bradshaw said...

Hey Joe, thanks for those words. The disks are fun to paint on.

Lisa M Griffin said...

This is great. What a creative use for old zips and I have stacks of them myself.
Thanks for sharing!

jim bradshaw said...

lisa - thanks. I hope you have as much fun with your zips as I am having.

Anonymous said...

Love this, great textures and little octopie.

cheers

pokestuff

jim bradshaw said...

Hey pokestuff, thanks.

Hot Taco said...

Beautiful! Is this done with acrylic & marker?

jim bradshaw said...

thanks HT. No, it's acrylic and pencil.