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Lil' J The Pollock-o-bot by Klowner Lil' J The Pollock-o-bot by Klowner
Even tiny robots can be "artists". There's no story behind this one, besides me being in a weird mood the past couple days. Made with Gimp, Inkscape, and a little actual paint.

Comments are welcome, and thanks for checkin' it out.

edit:
Holy carps! I made Daily Deviation, thanks everyone! This made my day!

(pimping my website > [link] )

- How I did it (because ScHnOo asked) -
The little bot was originally sketched in pencil to get the general concept down, then scanned into the computer using my dumpy HP scanner. The process of inking and coloring the bot was performed in inkscape.

The cement-like floor and wall were made in The Gimp using noise, plasma, color adjustments, and emboss filters. I made it at a high resolution (2400x1800 or so) so it could be scaled down as well as perspective-distorted for the floor without incurring too much crapification in the process.

Paint splatters were achieved by going into my back room and dripping some 3 year old black tempera paint onto 8.5x11" sheets of printer paper and then blowing on them to produce directional splatters. The splattery papers were then scanned using the same dumpy printer, then raised their contrast in gimp. Imported the splats into inkscape, ran bitmap traces to convert them to vector shapes easily, then I placed them where I wanted and adjusted their colors to ugly lime green and pinkish.

The final steps were adding the seams in the walls using inkscape, and that's it!

Thanks again for all the :+fav:s and the comments, you've made my day!
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Daily Deviation

Given 2007-01-16
Lil' J The Pollock-o-bot by ~Klowner You gotta love the naughty little boy expression that the robot has in this. I love the bold colours and the neat concept. ( Featured by zilla774 )
:iconanti-jager375:
anti-jager375 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Fantastic piece!
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:icongekernell:
gekernell Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
parabéns pelo trabalho !!
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:icondarkwolf80s:
DarkWolf80s Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm bad at using Illustrator or vector programs. However, you just gave me a new insight to taking advantage of the trace tool. Cause when I was looking at the paint splatter, I thought at first "Oh it's photoshoped." but when you mentioned Vector then I was like "WTF?! O_o WOW! That's AMAZING!" I know for a sure fact that doing vector combined paint splatter from scratch is not easy unless you use some stock resource. Very smart move. Going to give that a shot! :D
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconakehcmzl2111:
akehcmzl2111 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
a babybot! so cute! ^^
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:iconarichy:
Arichy Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
epic
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:iconplayboygerrrl:
playboygerrrl Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
TOTAL FAVORITE ;)
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:icontiti38:
TITI38 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
love!
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:iconyakuzing:
yakuzing Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
Aww I love it. Does it exist in a higher resolution? Like 1920x1600 or higher?
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:iconwickedfirearcher:
WickedFireArcher Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
where can u get inkscape? cute
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:iconklowner:
Klowner Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008  Professional General Artist
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:iconcalgarc:
calgarc Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008  Professional Artist
i love this wallpaper. i have it on my linux drive right now :)
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:iconslidingwingz:
SlidingWingz Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007
Got this picture as my Sidekick theme from sk3themes.com
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:iconklowner:
Klowner Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Professional General Artist
Of course they don't include the license, arrrggh man people are dense, thanks for letting me know about it.
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:iconslidingwingz:
SlidingWingz Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007
No probs, I really like the lil fella though :) Nice creation. :)
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:iconklowner:
Klowner Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007  Professional General Artist
I let the site admin know about it and they added the Creative Commons license, so all is well now :)
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:iconslidingwingz:
SlidingWingz Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007
Cool. Nice one.
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:icondr-leech:
dr-leech Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
Great!
widescreen version?
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:iconelzera:
Elzera Featured By Owner May 6, 2007   Photographer
Very cute :aww: I love Jackson Pollock! Jackson polock in fluorescent colors so original :P Great work ;)
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:icontoxicxdreamzx33:
toxicxdreamzx33 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007
so cute..i love it and the colors
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:iconwilliamhook:
williamhook Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007   Photographer
OMG, so cute! :D :+fav:
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:iconfaith-redeemed:
faith-redeemed Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007
so much work and effort, it deserves a :+fav:
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:icondarwey:
Darwey Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
omg... :D

i like this one :love: :)
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:iconladyfast:
ladyfast Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007
Love the title :evillaugh:
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:iconlostpuppy44:
lostpuppy44 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2007
awesome
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:iconviharelotticsend:
ViharElottiCsend Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007  Student General Artist
Aww! Quite cute! The contrast between the bold paint and the black-grey surroundings is really appealing! :aww:
:+fav+:
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:iconsubconcious:
subconcious Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007   Writer
Please be the cover of my next issue (CRAM-mag.com)... Email the editor if you're interested. Love the colors, composition, detail in the walls and splatter.
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:iconimmortal20:
immortal20 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
very cool job
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:iconwonderlandeffyou:
WonderlandEffYou Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
tan adorable
me encanta
:giggle:
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:iconccccantide:
ccccantide Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
hee
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:iconastang:
astang Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
You slaper ! that cool.
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:iconcandarama:
candarama Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
:+fav: It's adorable! I also love the wall texture, great job!
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:iconstopclock13:
Stopclock13 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
you can said that you had made a really artistic job!!! had you seen all the people that saw you today???
Your a fav!!! (I had fallen in love!)
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:iconsiqueira9:
Siqueira9 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
Awesome!!!
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:iconkawaii1991:
Kawaii1991 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007   Photographer
So cute
Reminds me of coloring the house with crayons when i shouldnt have been
Great Job love it
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:iconlstjules:
lstjules Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
that is too cute. i love it! plus the really bright colors just brings you in the picture.
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:icontaintalicious:
Taintalicious Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
this is precious! i like that you actually gave detail to how you did this...others wont...for this, you rock my socks!
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:iconcrashinacdirain:
crashinacdirain Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
that is soo awesome!
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:icontiggerthug7:
tiggerthug7 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
im luven it
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:iconphantomedekairo:
phantomedekairo Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007   Photographer
hahahahahahahaha I loves it hard
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:iconjaime9v:
Jaime9V Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
thats really cute... love the colors and robot of course... so funny
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:icongunsgobanngg:
gunsgobanngg Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
aww, cute little robot bringing some color to his grayscaled world.
:)
awesome picture!
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:iconmeisbored:
meisbored Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
hehe, I like it
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:iconmicrougly:
microUgly Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
This is awesome. Thank you for giving us a description of how you did it. It's very clever how you combined so many tools and techniques.
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:icontotogasm:
Totogasm Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
*giggles* this is so adorable and cute.
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:iconloriea:
Loriea Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
That is amazing....so cute...
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:iconbigbad-1:
BigBad-1 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007   Interface Designer
Really nice piece of work! Very plain but affective. :thumbsup:.
:+fav:
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:iconkenyastarflight:
kenyastarflight Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Oooooh, how cute! He has that "oops, I'm in trouble" expression down pat, too. ;)

I remember reading a children's book about a kid going to a museum and seeing a famous Jackson Pollock picture -- and totally unimpressed, remarking "I can do that in about five minutes." Looks like this little robot has proved that. :)

Congratulations on scoring Daily Deviation!
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:iconbigthunder1:
BigThunder1 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
Congrats on the DD! Now this is cool. Got the look too! ...like the cat that ate the mouse. :rofl:

Great piece of work! :clap:
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:iconanjiwa:
Anjiwa Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
I thought your name seemed really familiar, and then I saw you were one of the people that favorited my deviation "Bad Words." Now look at you!! :giggle: This is a really nice piece, do you mind if I use it as my computers background? It would totally fit with my little motif that I have going on. Either way, I love the colors, and this is just really adorable, and just... everything all in one. Congratulations on the daily deviation, and keep up the amazing work, alright? :aww:
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