I decided to participate in my third March of Robots, an online drawing challenge conceived by DaCosta Bayley founder of Chocolate Soop Studio. Every March, artists all over the world take on this challenge by doing one robot drawing a day the entire month - 31 total. My goal of the challenge was to improve my drawing skills, but frankly, I just love drawing robots.
Here is the prompt list for 2023 MoR:
Here are my all analog art submissions:
The prompt for Day 1 is HEART
In the future, heart attacks are still a risk. Fortunately, these Automated External Defibrillator (AED) bots are designed to analyze the heart rhythm and deliver an electric shock to victims of ventricular fibrillation to restore the heart rhythm to normal.
The prompt for Day 2 is CONNECT
This bot can help anyone connect to their loved ones from anywhere, via augmented virtual reality, and a clear signal to a relay satellite network.
The prompt for Day 3 is LOST
This Gen X guide bot forgot how to read maps. So, when its internal GPS short circuited, it got hopelessly lost.
The prompt for Day 4 is KEY
As always, this bot spends at least 5-10 minutes each time, trying to find the right key that unlocks the hatch to its spaceship. It’s always the last one it tries.
The prompt for Day 5 is BEACON
This elevated beacon bot is programmed to be a guiding signal light for any spacecraft caught in solar dust storms, on their way to the spaceport.
The prompt for Day 6 is SHADOW
When it’s not busy planning on world domination, this bot’s favorite hobby is making shadow puppets of bunnies and puppies.
The prompt for Day 7 is MOON
Not paying attention to its surroundings, this bot accidentally offered a full moon to folks passing by, while trying to undo the jam in its hip gears.
The prompt for Day 8 is BUILD
It would seem that the frightening future, where robots successfully build more robots to take over the world, is still a distant reality.
The prompt for Day 9 is FLOAT
This bot didn’t realize that relaxing in this float, wouldn’t lead to a relaxing day in the pool—but rather—participating as the main attraction in the micro-bot’s parade.
The prompt for Day 10 is BRIGHT
For just a quarter, you too can download a bright idea from this genius dispenser bot. Some results may vary.
The prompt for Day 11 is CRYSTAL
The astronaut had to abandon the mission when he realized that the fortune teller bot mistook his helmet for a crystal ball.
The prompt for Day 12 is MISSION
These musical bots love singing the Blues. They’re also on a mission from God to put the band back together for one more show.
The prompt for Day 13 is ROCKET
This bot didn’t qualify for the intergalactic space academy, so it developed its own rocket training program. The flight simulator is cutting edge.
The prompt for Day 14 is CHAMBER
I thought it would be fun to do some fan art for this prompt. I wanted to do a chamber maid bot, but couldn’t do better than the iconic maid bot from The Jetsons: Rosie. Here, she’s fluffing Elroy’s pillow before tucking him into bed.
The prompt for Day 15 is SPACE
This space heater bot has the latest technology with a titanium core radiator and auto feed furnace. There’s no room, big or small, that it can’t heat.
The prompt for Day 16 is PLANET
This bot uses the latest model planet hopper to get around the galaxy on its daily commute. I took some inspiration from #thejetsons for this one.
The prompt for Day 17 is ELEMENT
Using the basic elements, earth, wind, water and fire, this bot tries to demonstrate how keeping our natural resources safe, is a delicate balancing act. We can’t afford to lose our focus.
The prompt for Day 18 is GROW
This Grow-bot’s primary function is to provide the best level of lighting for any plant it comes across.
The prompt for Day 19 is LINES
This Operator Bot will always keep the telephone lines connected so that you won’t miss a call.
The prompt for Day 20 is MAP
Using the latest GPS technology, Pin Drop Bots are always able to mark your location on any map.
The prompt for Day 21 is OBJECT
There is a little known fact that an Unidentified Flying Object, or UFO, may also abduct robots to be included in their study.
The prompt for Day 22 is BLOOM
When the flowers bloom in the spring, this Pollinate-O-Bot gets right to work. Soon, you’ll see swarm of them covering the local prairies.
The prompt for Day 23 is TOME
To be honest, I had to look up tome. I had never heard or used that word before. According to the dictionary, it’s “a book, especially a very heavy, large, or learned book.”
This busy bot uses a stack of them — one being a dictionary — to make a seat, while it reads the Cliff Notes. Coincidentally, the Cliff Notes don’t contain the word, tome.
The prompt for Day 24 is REFLECT
In order to see and perform robot brain surgery, this bot uses a low-tech mirror to reflect the high-tech workings in it’s head.
The prompt for Day 25 is TOOLS
This Mechanic Bot has all the tools needed to keep your vehicle in tiptop condition and no garage is necessary. All repairs can happen on the spot, even while you wait.
The prompt for Day 26 is CLOUD
Contrary to what you might think, when your files are stored in the cloud, they aren’t going up to some magical server in the sky. Instead, inside a Mega Cloud Bot is usually where they end up.
The prompt for Day 27 is REMOTE
Some robots teach their young how to walk with a remote control.
The prompt for Day 28 is LANCE
This bot is using its antenna as a lance to pierce its plating — all to relieve the pressure of some built up hydraulic fluid.
The prompt for Day 29 is HAMMER
This Construction Bot uses a jack hammer to clear out some old pavement. With the prolific use of hover cars, roads are no longer necessary.
The prompt for Day 30 is LEAP
A game of Leap Bot is always a great way to end the day—especially after a long shift hard labor and devoted service. It helps promote teamwork while keeping the joints limber.
Here’s my final submission for March of Robots 2023. The prompt for Day 31 is DREAM
Apologies, but this one is a bit of a stretch. This started as one idea, but because of some newly learned controversy over the subject, I decided to change it up.
This Karaoke Bot is living its dream of becoming a rockstar by singing a set of some of the best songs about dreams:
- “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”—Eurythmics
- “Dream On”—Aerosmith
- “Don’t Dream It’s Over”—Crowded House
- “You Make My Dreams”—Hall & Oates
- “Dream Weaver”—Gary Wright
- “In Dreams”—Roy Orbison
- “California Dreamin'”—The Mamas & the Papas
- “Dream Police”—Cheap Trick
And many more.
@dickdavid_sketches a.k.a. Richard David Wezensky
Please do not use or copy this art without permission and full attribution.