Pixar illustrator Nate Wragg's recent series captures moments in the life of BrainBot — part robot, part human brain. BrainBot proves that you don't need facial expressions to display your melancholy.

We've profiled some of Wragg's sexier (read: NSFW) work before, and BrainBot has the all their whimsy, but is tinged with sadness as well. The BrainBot series was created as part of the "Mind Machines" show at San Diego's Distinctions Gallery. The illustrations are great on their own, but could we maybe someday see a Pixar-produced BrainBot short?

[Nate Wragg via lines and colors]

The Life and Times of a Brain in a Jar

A Kiss Before Work

The Life and Times of a Brain in a Jar

A Breath of Fresh Air

The Life and Times of a Brain in a Jar

Computer Companion

The Life and Times of a Brain in a Jar

The Brainbot is Alive and Dangerous

The Life and Times of a Brain in a Jar

Brainbot Has Bad Days Too