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Sad Robot by Ondinel Sad Robot by Ondinel
sad robot has a broken heart....or a uh... broken power unit.

Used: Alchemy, Photshop cs5
Time: about 5 hours
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I really enjoy the foreground, and the simple background; makes the piece kinda "pop". The lighting gives it a somber yet hopeful look, while the robot clearly looks disheartened. The raw emotional conflict involved in the simple piece is quite surprising, and of course there's the affinity for Machines with minds, souls, etc.. While I do really enjoy the piece, I feel that the anatomy of the robot could be a little less top heavy as to make a more streamlined look, and that's only my personal opinion, of course go with what you like. I hope you keep Deviating(No pun intended at all) from your norms, it's always nice to see an artist outside his or her normal "Comfort Zone". Keep up the good work and let me know how you feel about my critique!
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First off, I should say that I was absolutely captivated by this piece. So much so that I left the window open on my computer overnight so that I could remember to critique it for you. Your character really pops against the simple background, and is well framed by the simple foreground that echos the same mechanical style of the robots body. The use contrast is great- I find it appropriate that the robot's face is the brightest part of the whole picture. I also love your use of chiaroscuro on the areas where the robot's feet meet the ground, the forearms to the hands, and the areas up by the shoulders.

However, a few things that I would recommend: the background lighting is quite inconsistent on the bottom half of the painting. For example, the area between the legs is much brighter than the area that is just outside the legs. Also on either side of the painting there is a straight-cut line in the lighting that hits at about the middle of the forearm. It looks intentional, but I am a bit confused by it's intention. I feel that it was your attempt at creating one of those dramatic, ray-like shadows that you sometimes get when you have strong backlighting. However, I don't feel that that the light source behind the robot has enough strength to create something like that. Judging by how it radiates in the background, it appears to be a very soft light, therefore, a sharp, high-contrast shadow like that is unlikely to be created by it, making it look like a mistake. It also sticks out and is a bit visually distracting because it is is the only time that the light is not softly blended. I would recommend softening that line out and blending it back into the background.

My last recommendation would be to go back in and buff out the areas under well, what I guess would be his armpits, haha- It is just very easy to see the small brush that you used to try and clean up that area in all of the little triangle streaks that left behind. They distract from the soft lighting and overall feel that you've created in this piece.

I really love this, though. Visually captivating, conceptually interesting, (cute!), and a very imaginative, inspiring design.
Great work! =)
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IAMCRIME Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  New member Professional General Artist
very nice!
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:iconjkl-designs:
JKL-Designs Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Featured here - fav.me/d7dxqmq :D
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Binaryrobot Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I will fix it i love robots
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ryu2065 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
This image i found browsing and it is just so capitavting made me think of the following poem when i reflected on it. I really do like this piece.

The Robot
by Michael Mack

Upon the stairway of despair,
Complete with broken love affairs
And promises that never came,
But faded with a touch of shame,
A pretty girl with golden hair
And innocence so sadly rare,
Strove to keep her head above
A way of life devoid of love.

Feeling pinned against Life's wall,
She chanced upon a robot tall
And said, "Please come and share with me
Whatever Fate has deemed to be.
I'm through with love, done with chances
Spirit crushed by past romances,
Just be a friend in word and deed.
That's all that I shall ever need."

"There's not too much from me to learn,"
Remarked the robot, in return.
"Emotions do not form a part
of my cold, solid-steel heart.
Whatever maker fashioned me
Did not permit my circuitry
Responsiveness to love or pain -
You're thoughts for me would be in vain."

"No matter", spoke the maid. "No more
Do I wish passion to explore.
Be someone I can come home to
When my exhausting day is through.
Count yourself a well-worn shoe -
A friend that I can slip into . . .
Protection from a stone cold floor . . .
For this I ask and nothing more."

Agreement made, he took her hand
And lived the life that she had planned,
Always willing, not demanding,
Aiding her with understanding
He made her smile with humorous wit
(As his restrictions would permit)
And, bit by bit, she came to feel
That he was more than iron and steel.

"I love you, robot", she at last
Replied when several months had passed.
"You're strength and quiet dignity
Have brought a wondrous change in me.
No more do I feel all alone,
And pray you must be flesh and bone.
Deep-set emotions you MUST feel
Within that outer coat of steel!"

"If I were able, I would say
I'm sorry I was made this way
But my design and programmation
Does not provide for that creation
Of feelings normal men may feel
That were not born of iron and steel.
I told you all this once before.
You have no right expecting more."

"Go, then!" cried she. "I will not live
Beside a fiend who cannot give!
Though I be battered by misuse,
Misguided trust and strong abuse,
At least the men I chose were real
And had the power to love and feel.
Of all the lovers I recall,
You are the cruelest one of all!"

The robot, indestructible,
Continues freely and at will.
Emotionless, apparently,
But, bearing closer scrutiny,
One can see a small tear streak
Down that cold, metallic cheek
As I reflect upon my life . . .
That lovely lady was my wife.

The robot, of course, was me.
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JusticeLowman Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
D: What?! The poor robot gentleman! :( I'm gonna shed a tear if my metal cheeks permit! 

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:iconondinel:
Ondinel Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
aww, that's a sad poem. I also thinks it fits very well, thank you for sharing it with me :)
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:iconryu2065:
ryu2065 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
you are very welcome, thank you for the the image, i faved it.
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EmmieDesign Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
so beautiful done !! :)
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MattewGuy Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Is he sad because there is no one around? Is he sad he possibly killed another of his kind? Who knows?
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:iconhappysockent:
HappySockEnt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Poor lil guy
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:iconkjid:
KJID Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why he so sad XD
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Luzproco Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012   Digital Artist
The piece itself is very striking. I have always enjoyed the minimalist approuch as far as color goes. The background mist really makes the robot pop. And its intresting how cheery the face is in contrast to the image and how well they work together. Good Job.
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:iconracheljael:
RachelJael Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Success! He is real! I don't want to buy a print.. .I want to take him home with me, please?
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:iconondinel:
Ondinel Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
well good luck trying to fit him in the car:P
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:iconitsmechrista:
itsmechrista Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is awesomee
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:iconelliotgrey:
ElliotGrey Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student Writer
I want one! I'll take him! :meow:

He won't be sad when he is firing shoulder-mounted missile barrages at my enemies...
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:iconnazualipe:
NaZuaLipe Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome, totaly awsome :D
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4N631ofDarknesss Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
really well done, it not only captures how the robot is feeling but the colours and atmosphere is just perfect, well done
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GentlePeace Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I just love simple eyes like those
I wonder why he's so sad
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:iconishifishy:
ishifishy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awww -hugs- ;w;
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:iconjonadiah:
jonadiah Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
This is an awesome robot.
What is he programmed to do, exactly? Just wondering.
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:iconquantumcrab:
QuantumCrab Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Awesome. Sometimes I can see a machine being sad. No appreciation for it's job :(
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:iconmistahpete:
MistahPete Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Lovely. I dig the childlike simplicity of the "face" on the screen, really makes it for me.
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:iconbittythings:
Bittythings Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012   General Artist
Beautiful work. I think I like your use of negative space and sillohette as objects move away from the light best. Gives a real sense of space, and how he occupies it.
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:iconwhitewizard94:
whitewizard94 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
so cute
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:iconmel-jel:
Mel-jel Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
It's kinda cute.



Am I the only one that thought the title was a reference to Sad Frog?
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:iconurieck:
Urieck Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Ótima arte!!!!
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:iconlukehoward:
LukeHoward Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
pretty sweet.
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foe82377 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The massive upper body suggest that it's part of a pair that would fill in for its weaknesses. A robot with so much going on would logically be paired with something a great deal more mobile. It seems to me that this robot is missing its partner; the part of itself that made it easier to get around. I can see why it'd be so broken hearted. Without a reliable way to get around the world is that much bigger and so much lonelier.
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Wockett Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Love it love it love it!
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PureTassel Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
What is that program Alchemy?
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ImRandomArtist Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
lol i serously thought that was fin from adventure time, it also has some elemnts of blitzcrank from LoL......but why is the robot sad? QQ
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anamsohail Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awww..........
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:icontorke:
Torke Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome, I love the colour, I love the design, and I truly adore the concept
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:iconvolcanoid:
Volcanoid Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
reminds me of BMO :I
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:icondragonrider626:
Dragonrider626 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Cool robot, the design is really intriguing.
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:iconinfiniteski:
INFiNiTEskI Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awww, poor mr.robot ;-;
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:iconsunnycat17:
Sunnycat17 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Poor guy...can I hug him?
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:iconondinel:
Ondinel Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
yes you can hug him. lol
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Sunnycat17 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
*hugs the robot* TTwTT
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monazul Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
es muy tierno
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:icondavespineapple:
DavesPineapple Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how the cracked glass could be interpreted as a tear. The painting itself is really cool and original. Nice work!
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:iconfaithfeather:
Faithfeather Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
love the design :3
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Would you believe it ? The Russian scientists wanted to take a collie, cut its head off and stick it on a life support system, and installed it on a robot body similar to this one. (I've seen diagrams of such technology and a photo of the robot body they wanted to use !)

As if they had the technology then, as if we have the technology NOW!, to keep an animal's head alive and functioning on a robot body ! They never did. WE have an ethical and humanitarian code that bars such experimentation.
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GabrielWigren Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:clap:
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Miapet Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Fantastic D:
Love the colors and lighting!
Don't ya love Alchemy? That thing is so nice. xD
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:iconondinel:
Ondinel Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
oh yes! it definitely helps with design. :P
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:iconfiszektime:
FiszekTime Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist
really nice design.
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:icondimibouskos:
dimibouskos Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
dark and cute!great!
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:iconcolor-maniac:
color-maniac Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student General Artist
aw! i love it! :iconteeeheeeplz:
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