Unlike most robot artwork, Snodbots possess an uncanny sense of humanity, frailty and tenderness. I hope my sci-fi artwork can inspire the next astronaut, physicist or engineer to become interested in real-life robotics, space travel and technology development. I’ve created a whole world of inspirational characters in the form of wall-art, apparel, toys and more that speaks to range of people – geek parents and their children, aviator and astronauts, engineers and sci-fi writers.
One of my earliest memories was of my mother setting me down with some watercolors and a big piece of paper and letting me go at it. I was 4 or 5 years old, and it blew my mind. I continued to draw and paint through out school and into college, where for whatever reason I started to drift away from traditional art. Maybe it had something to do with majoring in graphic design? After college I worked as a graphic designer for a number of years.
About three years ago I started to get my hands dirty again and started painting – unfortunately I had to re-learn a lot of techniques and teach myself. It’s all starting to come back now and I’m feeling happier with each new piece I produce – whether it be an illustration, painting or design.
I like to think that I tell stories with these pretty little pictures. Stories that are inspired by retro science fiction, rock and roll posters and old stuffed animals. Hopefully you you’ll enjoy them as much as I do.
I use a wide variety of materials to create these vibrant images, ranging from pencil to markers, to acrylics to Photoshop.
A few more details:
I was born in Cleveland (or there abouts), Ohio.
Shortly there after we moved to a remote mountain top in West Virginia.
There I would learn three valuable lessons that he would use for the rest of his life:
- Crayons taste terrible.
- The Man may or may not be out to get you.
- The critters always know what’s up. Follow their lead.
When I spoke, my first word was “Bear”. Then I said “Pigs on Porch”.
I haven’t said much else since then.