When I was in Art School the late nights studying, partying and drinking caused me to gain a massive amount of weight. At one point I tipped the scales at 255 lbs. At the poultry height of 5′ 10″ 255 lbs made me look like a bowling ball with feet. After I graduated I decided to try yoga as a means of getting into shape. This plan worked and worked well. While practicing yoga I lost close to 80 lbs. It has now become a part of daily routine and will be for the rest of my life.
With all this in mind I had to make a robot to embody the meditation and calm that yoga represents in my life…Yogabot!
I’ve recently watched a documentary about Ub Iwerks, the maker of Mickey Mouse. As I watched the documentary I started to notice a similarity in our drawing styles. After seeing all the cool stuff he had been responsible for over his career I decided to embrace some the stranger and quirkier ideas that pop into my head. Petee the Torpedo is one of those quirky ideas. This image is also dedicated to my friends/family from the Navy. Doug, Ian, Kyle and a host of other amazing folks I served with the weird character is for you!