Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
My Marvin by capsicum My Marvin by capsicum
After seeing the Hitchhiker's movie and being disatisfied with their interpretation of Marvin, I decided to draw my version. This is how I always imagined him looking while reading the books. I pictured him trudging around the space ship in his ever-depressed state.

I wonder how different everyone's Marvin's are? :3
Add a Comment:
IntellectAdmirer Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very interesting design :)
EvaHolder Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, I like your version soooooo much better! Reading the book, you imagine a sleeker, more mobile robot... Marvin is so round in the film. •_______•'
IamTheAlien Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
I think I like this marvin way better than the movie one. Though when i first read the book i imagined him like a tall skinny version of 3po.
RiverWye Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
That movie failed >.> I imagined him skinnier, and taller, but I like your Marvin ^^
eeveejason Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
Very toaster like. :O
Have you ever seen the original Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy movie? From the 80s? It actually went into when they go to the Restaurant at the End of the Universe.

The new movie SUCKED. Marvin was never meant to be a cute, big-headed round white... THING anyhow! D:<
This version looks identical to the 80s version. <3 It makes me so happy to see.
;3; Thank you.
eldris Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
aw, poor marvin

it keeps making me think of penguins XD
WolfieLady Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007
I saw the film before I read the books, and I agree that Film-Marvin was a bit too modern and clinical. Anyway, your Marvin is really cute, in his own depressed way. I love his shoulders, all hunched up....they really make him look all sad. :heart: Marvin :heart: "Here I am, Brain size of a planet...." :D
tenboy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
yeh this is wicked.......altho i gotta be honest I do love the movie marvin.....huge head an all !...............nice work !!

Dean ;-)
elfboi Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Here I stand, brain the size of a planet...
ireninach Featured By Owner May 8, 2007
I LOVE YOU!!!!! I thought the same about Marvin in the film... And Marvin is my favourite caracter in the book TT__TT

Your version is perfect!!!!
yinn-pantz Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007
Aww. Thats so cute.
I read the book and the radio series, and yeah.
And when I watched the TV series and movie, how they made Marvin crushed my imagination T-T
But anyways...
Splend Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006
Simply wonderful - and, indeed, a better design than the one from the film. The one from the TV series is cool too, but not as cute as this Marvin :)

Marvin's my second favourite character from the books, after Ford Prefect (I wasn't impressed with the film's Prefect, but he's a hard character to do well :p) - and you've magaed to capture the depression perfectly. I love how far apart his eyes are :D
capsicum Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006
Thank you! I'm glad you like my design better than the film one! :D

I don't know who my favourite character is. Marvin's written really well but I don't know if he's my favourite.
Masochistyc Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2006
I dunno, I kinda liked the one from the movie.
x-EDWIN-x Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2006   Digital Artist
omg!! marvin i love you... have you heard that song? it's a great one... i think it was part of the radio program.
Luprand Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd always thought of him as being rather tall, lanky, and hunched over slightly, m'self ..

adventdaughter Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2005
This is kinda how I pictured Marvin, too. And really short. ^_^
elendraug Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005  Hobbyist Writer
Hello~ Randomly stopping by after looking at all your cute FF chibis. XD

Marvin looks adorable here. :heart: I refuse to see the movie (love the books far too much), but. ^^; I pictured Marvin as more android/humanish... Dunno. It's funny how people picture the same character completely differently even when the words are the same. X3

Keep up the awesome artwork!
capsicum Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2005
Yeah, it's funny but really cool, too. It makes me wonder how people would see other characters from this and other books. There's an infinite number of visual representations for one character. That in itself, is cool. What's also funny is how people pronounce names. I always pronounced Zaphod like Za as in zap but most people seem to say 'zayphod'. He's just not Zayphod to me. It totally changes his character. And in another book, there was a character named Tryfan. The book told you it was pronounced "Triffan" and that's how I read it, but my friend read it the way it was spelt - Try Fan. And that's how he'll always be to her, and to me he'll always be Triffan. Anyway, sorry for rambling. It's nearly 3am and I must be tired. :P
LostintheMyst Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2005
I love it! I haven't seen the movie yet but I've read the books a million times and Marvin was always my favorite character. This is not how I pictured him but I love it just the same! :+fav:
ClosetExtrovert Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005
"Brain the size of a galaxy, and I'm sent to open doors..."

I'm not gonna say whether or not this is a good interpretation, because everyone has their own, you know? But he's certainly... 'Marvinesque'.
killerkitty159 Featured By Owner May 31, 2005  Student Photographer
my marvin strongly resembled this, I always pictured him as sort of a boxish character, not as round as the one in the movie. Either way this picture is awesome. He's so cute! What a cute little depressed robot! (wow, that sounded funny) anyways, great job!
crimsontriforce Featured By Owner May 31, 2005
Mine is kinda similar to yours. Man, I'm scared at the sole thought of that movie, I'm lucky it hasn't come to Italy yet... another good fandom that will soon be invaded by fanpoodles.
SimplyxBroken Featured By Owner May 29, 2005
Aww. He's so cute :P. Marvin in the movie has such a big head O_o...
RyJek Featured By Owner May 27, 2005
The impression is so clear, great job
miyamashi Featured By Owner May 26, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
My Marvin's skinny and looks like he'd fall over if you pushed him too hard. I couldn't imagine him all big and clunky. He was always sharp and pointy in my head. I like his expression here, though. I thought the movie version was too big, and too cute.

[link] - "Marvin Loves You" (< Note the Sarcasm)

He's the best character in those books, by far! I lub Marvin.
capsicum Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2005
Zaphod was my favourite character then Marvin but only because he was so well written. I mean, I didn't raelly *like* him as a personality but his character came across so strongly that you sort of had to love him. If that makes any sense. :o
miyamashi Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Yah, it does. :XD:
maxxxor Featured By Owner May 24, 2005
Aww! Who knew a robot could look so cute? :heart:
Arricia-sama Featured By Owner May 24, 2005
I think that the only person who could truly approve a marvin would have been douglas adams, but everyone is free to their won interpretations^^ That's what I love about books. You create on your mind how YOU think they should look ^_^

I personally saw the movie just as I started the book, so it's hard for me to visualize him otherwise. And I also liked his movie was cute X3

Yours is great though. He's still got that whole look of having a world of burden on his shoulders. He's fantastic^^
capsicum Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2005
That's what I love about books, too. I always make the characters look how I want them to and ignore blatant things like "He has red hair." and imagine blonde or something. XD Also, when I read the books, for some reason, I pictured Ford with blue skin. o.O Where that came from, I'm not sure.
Rafleshia Featured By Owner May 23, 2005
Fwee! Teh Marv! XD I like it.

Hmm, I kinda pictured Marvin like he was in the movie, except not white, and taller, but still with a head too big for his body. And some antennae. Almost no robot is complete without antennae. e_e
yzarc Featured By Owner May 23, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
but u gotta love how they had the old marvin (tv series) cammio in the film!
capsicum Featured By Owner May 25, 2005
I didn't actually even notice it because I haven't seen the TV series! :P
sunquai Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2005
One of my friends pointed it out to me when I was watching the movie to. I thought it was it was an interesting addition to the movie. Along side Bill Bailey's voice for the poor whale.
capsicum Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2005
Yeah, it's a cool addition. Along with the Bill Bailey thing. I <3 Bill Bailey.
Genoguy Featured By Owner May 23, 2005
Lol,awww,look at him sulk ^^",nice style of marvin there,but I guess your right,everyone has their own different style of him in their head maybe
drkfairy Featured By Owner May 23, 2005
aw thats so cute!
TehLoneWolfKM Featured By Owner May 23, 2005
I always thought of him as a depressed C3PO. ^^; Still, I love your version.
sasoriza-chan Featured By Owner May 23, 2005
I liked the moive Marvin but yours is quite adoreable too. :thumbsup:
kaliedo Featured By Owner May 23, 2005
Indeed, In the movie Marvin was much to round and curvy, almost cute, your interpretation seems much more appropriate.
blackduckling Featured By Owner May 22, 2005
:) i like your interpritation of him i thought that he looked too much like a japanese tpy in the movie (saw it today)
ebony-willow Featured By Owner May 22, 2005
I like your version. Marvin should certainly be square-ish. I liked the one from the tv series though, he was really good.
soulesslouisa Featured By Owner May 22, 2005
you amke his so huggable.

hehe, lovely job.
Spencers13 Featured By Owner May 22, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha! That's awesome! Hitchikers has always been one of my favorites. As soon as I saw your robot saying he was depressed, I knew who it was! ^_^ Great job. I think everyone has their own depressed robot somewhere they keep handy. =P ;)
happymonkeyshoes Featured By Owner May 22, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
I'll be honest, I like the movie version. It makes kinda sense as the ship is new, the robot would look kinda new and space age. Spheres = Futuristic.

Yours is cool, he actually does look depressed. Ya just wanna kick him :D
capsicum Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2005
Hmm... good point. I never pictured him new though. (Obviously) XD
happymonkeyshoes Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
LMAO, I kidna got that idea ;)
chauloom Featured By Owner May 22, 2005
yes thats kinda how i pictured him, but he has a neck lol and skinner :S
Add a Comment:


Submitted on
May 22, 2005
Image Size
27.0 KB


97 (who?)