Monday, 22 December 2014

Daily Doodle : Robby the Robot

Some things go way past where they were supposed to end up. They transcend their intended destination and rise to become iconic and legendary in their own right. You never know which things are going to do that and it's impossible to design something so thatit elevates to a status level of global proportions. It simply happens when all the right elements come together. The subject for today's sketch by me made it's first appearence in the 1956 film "Forbidden Planet". The film starred Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis and Leslie Nielsen but they all played second fiddle to the robot that was like a butler to Walter Pidgeon's character "Dr. Edward Morbius". "Forbidden Planet" is considered to be one of the great science fiction films of the 1950s and was entered into the Library of Congress' National Film Registry in 2013, being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." So without further ado here's my sketch of the 7-foot (2.1 m) tall robot they call "Robby"...