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John R Farley Jr

"Fantasy Machine" by John R Farley Jr

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This was a class project. We had to draw a fantasy machine using different objects and textures. This one got the most comments. The device on the left is a reel-to-reel one-inch video playback machine, the kind used in TV studios and broadcast houses.  The hand and fingers are mine, the power source is a 9-volt battery and all it does is blow bubbles.

18" x 24" Pencil

24 Aug 2008:-) Patricia M. DŽAngelo
Now that’s a bubble blower. Can we pick one of those up at Wal-mart. Delightful idea.

:-) John R Farley Jr replies: "Thanks, Patricia. Wal-Mart doesn’t sell these. You have to go to Brookstones or Sharper Image to get one of these. 18"
27 Aug 2008:-) Jack J Langar
Now this is kwl 1 The motion is really shown awesomly here 1 . What I also noticed with your pics is that you draw reflection and shiny -ness very well !!

:-) John R Farley Jr replies: "Thanks, Jack. When I was learning to draw, all I wanted to do was shiny or clear objects. So the practice paid off. "
1 Dec 2008:-) Elsa R. Oakley
The bubbles may have been simple to draw but they are really effective. I like the spinning propeller thingy; it is really well drawn too.

:-) John R Farley Jr replies: "Thanks, Elsa. My favorite effects to make are shiny or see-through objects, and creating a sense of motion when possible. "
11 Dec 2008:-) Chris Sazzmo Cunningham
This has a bit of a "Forbidden Planet" feel to it...
I’m not ashamed to say, I am terrified...

:-) John R Farley Jr replies: "Thanks, Chris. So this reminds you of the Krell supercomputer? It’s really just a collection of "stuff." I’ve seen Forbidden Planet, a classic. "
26 Jan 2010:-) Jen Zen
wow 18 this is fantastic!!!

:-) John R Farley Jr replies: "Thanks, Jen. I’m glad you liked it. I see you’re a fan of pencil drawings. "
31 Jan 2010:-) Jennie Sörensen
Wow, I would love to have a machine like that!

:-) John R Farley Jr replies: "Thanks, Jennie. Wow, two Jens in a row. 18 This was a fun homework assignment. "
10 Apr 2010:-) Brendon thu Magpie McGahee
Great Job, john....Looks like something used to treat a toxic waste dump!!!!! Lol!!!!! Bubbles....only you John....

:-) John R Farley Jr replies: "Thanks, Brendon. Or maybe it produces toxic waste, while having absolutely no other function. "
3 Nov 2010:-) Zach Polar Bexar Rath
bubblz is good

:-) John R Farley Jr replies: "Tiny bubbles! 18"
3 Dec 2010:-) Harriett L Randall
Wow this is awsome. It’s like you’re right there. Great piece.

:-) John R Farley Jr replies: "Thank you Harriet. I worked a long time on this picture and had fun doing it. "
2 May 2011:-) Kristen Heritage
the machine has this quirky, Rube Goldberg-esqe feel to it. All the textures here are very well executed, especially the metallic ones...
and the bubbles. 2
love it.

:-) John R Farley Jr replies: "Thank you, Kristen. Yes, I wanted to draw several different textures and surfaces for this project. "
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'Fantasy Machine':
 • Created by: :-) John R Farley Jr
 • Copyright: ©John R Farley Jr. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Bubble, Bubbles, Fantasy, Hand, Hands, Landscape, Machine, Propeller, Propellers, Recorder, Sphere, Spheres, Tape
 • Categories: Dream Imagery, Humourous or Cute Things, Landscape, Nature, Panoramic, Techno, Cyber, Technological, Juvenile, for Children, for Youth
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen
 • Submitted: 2007-05-14 01:13:41
 • Views: 5155
 • Resolution: 900x652

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