Thursday, June 6, 2013

Minas Morgul Resort

Loosely inspired by a recent trip to Vegas and always having Minas Morgul on my mind.
A sketch for a potential series of waterfall buildings.

Nazgul have feelings too.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Rise of the Drones

Drones are coming.  There is no denying it.  The question is what will they bring with them?  Is Skynet beginning to take shape?  Are we setting in motion the Matrix?  All film references aside, the emergence of drones in our everyday society is something that we as a culture have for long anticipated, either with fear or excitement.

The fast accelerating robotics industry, paired with even faster evolving computational devices, places the new drone movement on a very slippery slope.

In light of all this, I have compiled together a bunch of robot/drone videos covering some of the more interesting advancements in Robotics.  There are a lot of videos, but they are all relatively short and definitely worth a watch.

We will begin with perhaps the least threatening of robots coming from a company called Festo, an international automation company that makes some incredibly beautiful and mesmerizing robots.

Sunday, February 17, 2013


Although this top secret government experiment was never fully realized (nor did it every really "Exist"), the prototype A.N.I.M.A.L.S. (Automated Nuerally Integrated Mammalian Androids Living Symbiotically) have learned to adapt to their non laboratory settings quite well.  They enjoy traveling together, especially road trips to California's central coast.  Their creators believe that it is their animal tendancies that draw them to the outdoors. Instinctually, it is where they belong.
San Simeon
The Cheetah A.N.I.M.A.L. likes to take it easy. She enjoys taking in the local scenery and enjoying local cuisine.  But don't be fooled, underneath this easy going attitude lies a killer that would chase down even the fastest of savannah grazing antelope. She also really likes sweet potato fries.

Researching the area
A Ponderous Cheetah
By the Big Sur River
Cheetah Attack!
Rhino likes to play it cool while pondering the nature of his existence. Is he an animal? Is he human? Is he a robot? Is he the singularity? While Rhino may be a fairly introspective type, on occasion he does take to defending his territory, a residual primal instinct from his animal half. Rhino puts Sirracha sauce on everything and drink lots of coffee. He claims the spice and the caffeine keep him on point.
Rhino hiding in a tree
Under the redwood canopy
"Elephant seals are ugly"
Defending his turf
Cribbage by the fire

WARNING!!! If you see the A.N.I.M.A.L.S. in public, do not approach them. Let them come to you.