Monday, May 18, 2009




Another idea that has been rumblin round the ol noodle. I watched a documentary about a spore (or fungus) that attacks ants, causing them to climb trees. Once they've reached a sufficient height, the spore grows a LONG horn out of the ant's head, killing the ant and spreading more spores.

I thought the robot equivalent could be caused by nano technology that infects the robot, rearranges it's internal parts, and takes control. Crazy Nano-virus.

38 comments:

Maxim said...

Cool!

Josh Gay said...

Very nice Craig! Great atmosphere. I'm digging the design too.

Claudio Cerri said...

Cool stuff! Wonderful!

samacleod said...

What an AMAZING amazing piece. Incredible composition and scale. so cool.

Phil Postma said...

Behold! the robot titan with the huge crotch, soon to be sold off as lawn furniture for $19.99! Just kidding, amazing work Craig, mind giving me some of that incredible talent?

Kei Acedera said...

I saw the same documentary--isn't it friggin nuts?! Awesome painting!

Gerald said...

Yeah!!! To take something from nature and interpret into this colossal illustration is just amazing. Do you happen to remember if that was part of the Planet Earth documentary? I've never heard of such a thing?! Thanks.

Marc McCabe said...

wow thats an awesome idea, i like the way you took something from nature like that and applied it to another concept! great stuff

Blair Kitchen said...

Sweet Mercy! I like it! Nice scale with the little guy in the corner.

Zeljko said...

Nice piece!

For those interested,I just recently seen this documentary online here it is;

http://vodpod.com/watch/178422-bbc-planet-earth-jungles-google-video

Silver Knight said...

awesome!

Kyle Marshall said...

Yea thats a crazy little Doc.....nice pic

Chris Graf said...

saw that doc too, and this is so cool!! love the scale!!

Monkeyfeather said...

Genius.

Alina Chau said...

THis is AWESOME!

craig said...

Thanks everyone!

Yeah Gerald, I think it was the BBC planet earth documentary. Fantastic documentary(and if you can see it on BluRay even better)

Danarchy said...

Ever heard of Grey goo? apparently if nanotechnology destroys the world, thats how its going to do it.

Konstantin Kiriakov said...

I love the idea behind this piece, especially since it was inspired by nature. Very nice conceptual painting.

MIKE THOMAS said...

That looks incredible.

Shane Plante said...

WHOA! This is powerful work! Forgive me, I'm new to this blog and I have no idea what program you have been using. Is this all done in Photoshop? This is very inspiring!

Guillermo P. Mogorrón said...

now this is a strong concept. I found insect world also fascinating, its sci-fi right in front of our eyes.
The drawing is impressive!

Art Fan Ako said...

Some battle you got here!

EL Gato Negro said...

ooooof this is wicked :) love it !!

lorelay bove said...

wow!
Really nice!

craig said...

Hey Dan! I have indeed heard of grey goo. An interesting concept...

Thanks Konstantin, I have a few more concepts inspired by nature brewing...

Thanks Mike,(that's a great avatar!)

Hey Shane, Indeed it is done in Photoshop. I start with a black and white version to get the value/comp. and then I add color

Thanks Guillermo, Ako, El GAto Negro and Lorelay

Martin Hsu said...

So frikkin' cool!

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Richard Gaines said...

Wow! How epic!! It only inspires me to come up with more sc-fi stories. Amazing!

ARTIST said...

Wow!!!! Really great!

abhishek singh said...

came here after a long gap
SUPER stuff ,
liked the idea behind this piece ,
n superbly executed too
:)
compliments

Marcos Mateu said...

Love the scale and sense of volume!

jpforjohnpark said...

great work!

Gabriele Pasqualino said...

just found your blog.. really nice body of works man :O where do you work at?

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Jav said...

holy wow...
when I first came across your stuff you had some very fun, amazingly solid cartoon illos and designs... but now... this concept and painting stuff is outta control! Very versatile and very rock.

craig said...

Thanks everyone!

Gabriele- I've moved a round a bit. I'm currently at a studio in Ottawa, Canada called Mercury Filmworks.

Thanks Jav- That's a fine compliment!

peter said...

yes man, this is good stuff

Cutu said...

Wow. Creepy concept and great illustration yo go with it. It might work for vampires, too.