Monday, February 18, 2008

Robot Dog

These birds are over-estimating what it takes to scare a cat. Why waste your time and resources acquiring a robotic dog when a flashlight or an old boot would be just as effective? If you want to cause a cat to flee in terror, the only thing you really need is a cat. This drawing is where the phrases "scaredy-cat" and "bird-brained" collide.

23 comments:

Eli said...

Haha, this is great! Reminds me of some of my favorite Tom and Jerry episodes...

Richtoon said...

You see, you're going about it all wrong... Birds have to figure out away to cross-breed with Llamas so that they can spit on cats. A more natureal line of defence. They are not up to date with their genetics research... so that's their best bet:Llamas

L. D. Torres said...

very funny post, shane! I especially love the symbol on the side of the robot to ensure that you don't mix up your dog robot with, well, say a female cat robot. (we all know how that one ends...)

StatCraze said...

So when my cat has kittens, you would like two? One to scare the other one and make it flee in terror? I will be sure to reserve the two best kittens for you, Lindy, and Gwen. They're due in April.

George kaprielian said...

wow, super clean designs. nice illustrations. good color too. looks liek production stills

oh my alikins said...

cats are fun. and as my husband likes to state so matter of fact-ly, "they enjoy the stimulation ~ makes them feel like they live in the wild" ~ this, of course is followed by the cat streaking through the house with a string on his tail trailing a plastic grocery sack behind him ~ or me finding the cat with tape stuck on top of his head ~ yeah, he looks like he just loves it! :) haha

Kyri Kyprianou said...

What a great blog! Nice work Shane..

aintshakespeare said...

Saying "Psst!" really loudly works also. That way you don't have to invest any money in the old boot.

Robot Dog = very cool. Really cool eyes too.

Ryan Wood said...

Great stuff Shane! I want to see more robots from this Dog Robot corporation.

sarah said...

Love the design of the dog. He has such wonderfully evil eyes. And true that cats are easy to scare... I find vacuum cleaners work best. :)

Ben said...

hey, I've been looking at your blog for awhile and i marveled at your art. I didn't really wanna' leave a comment but my friend, Daniel Torres wanted me to...
I love all your drawings, this one is no exception. When I first looked at it I thought the dog was like a drawing of the one on Walace and Grommit. lol, keep on posting!

Richard Gaines said...

Ha! Haa! And robot dogs are right up my alley!!

Ken said...

love this man

Artoonator said...

Great stuff.
Maybe you'd like to see your dog before he got recycled at my blog :)

Laura Zarrin said...

Great concept! I'd love to see the look on the cat's face when he realizes what's behind him.

Kevin Spear said...

Hilarious! you have some great ideals. I like the writing you add along with it too.

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

Without a fault, your work is always so professional and always makes me smile!!! Thanks!

Teresa said...

This is really funny -- love the cat, the dog and the bird! I can almost hear the dog chuckling in anticipation!

temz4 said...

Funny idea, wonderful work!

Jeremy Cardarelli said...

AWESOME ILLUSTRATION! I love the design of both characters. The robot dog is my favorite with the bird operating him. Great Job.

Ellen said...

What an awesome piece. Just love your humor!

Joe David Torres said...

I'm a huge fan, love your work. Your illo is hilarious and your explanation is ingenious!!! I really did "LOL" when i read it. Bra-----vo!!!

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