ROBOT ART & MORE
Robot art and more that’s my passion. Hi, my name is Andrew or ‘one1nchrobot’, an artist in photography, oil painting, sculpting and writing about robots and more.
I live in Southern UK where I continue to enjoy creating my artwork and indulge in the Bohemian life of red wine, music and the odd slice of fried bread.
Thanks for dropping by.
I attended Portsmouth University, studying a three year course in Technical Illustration, where I was obliged to take a secondary option which turned out to be photography. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it and still do now.
The photographs in this gallery are mainly of robot art and were taken with a single light source, I was trying to capture the subtle shadows and depth as seen in the Dutch Old Masters style of painting.
All the subjects in these photographs are of found items of interest or created by myself. It’s not often you can find a robots head lying around.
If your wondering about the fellow in the warpaint, that’s my son, I made him too.
All of my sculptures are made predominately from fibre glass, resin and metal. The rust effect on some of them is achieved with a specialist paint which contains ferrous metal dust.
I have moulds for most pieces. Generally I might make a blank from oil based clay and take a silicone mould from it.
The next process involves gel coating and laminating. As you can see the initial skull is used in several different ways, sometimes by adding or removing to get the result I need.
I have made three different sizes of ‘wonky’ frames, the largest 350mm square, 280mm and the smallest at 210mm.
Christopher and Tin Top are two of the Little Fellas collection and are just 100mm in length.
Below is an example of one of my working methods, I often wonder how stuff is done. This particular item is of a V1 flying bomb, (Doodlebug).
I was fascinated by the brute functionality of it, so I made one to scale, it’s four feet in length.
Having made and photographed quite a few robots, I decided that I’d like to incorporate my robot art in a book. The book soon turned out to be a trilogy, a sixty thousand word novel, complete with illustrations. It’s been said we’ve all got a book or a song inside us, now that one’s concluded I’ll have to practice my ukulele skills. Watch this space.
The books are absolutely free and are available on the ebook website Smashwords. They are in Kindle, epub, pdf and also as a Word doc.
If you are curious, just click one of the cover images to take you to the site.
What People Say About Me
Well what can I say, even as a boy he was different to the other kids, very disappointing… Mary Agnes Ward (mother)
He’s like the brother I never wanted… Patrick J Ward (brother)
He still owes me a fiver… Dougie (pub)
Thanks guys… (me)
ROBOT ART & MORE
Be great to get some feedback, drop me a line or check out the links below. Did I mention the book is totally free? Cheers, stay safe.