It started with this. A super soaker I bought for a couple of dollars at a thrift store. I gazed upon it and said, 'THAT would make a sweet Steampunk gun. With a little paint.' So I got some gesso and smacked on a couple of coats (after cleaning it up, of course.)
It looks kinda cool just like this. But then I though, weeelll copper, gold and a dark wood color would work really well.
In progress. And a lot of progress it took. It takes about four layers of acrylic paint to cover everything. If anyone feels like taking on this sort of project I might humbly ask that you start with something a bit smaller than a supersoaker. Many, MANY hours went into painting this thing. But the end result was worth it:
You should see it in the sun, it SHINES and its purty. I can't wait for the comic cons this summer, mwahahaha.
Happy day! After a long, long time I was able to get back to the Black Rock Press to crank out some broadsides. Remind me to do another post with the process someday. I have access to the press for the whole summer so I am planning on massive projects. This was a warmup with a carved linoleum block I did last summer. I'm super excited about being able to use the press!!!
Generally, I don't do fanart. not often. but as it were there are a couple of comic cons I'm going to this summer in which I will be selling plushie type things AND fanart. haha. fanart. So here's a fanart from Soul Eater; Maka. Gads, she's adorable. and so very able to kick your ass.
I can't help it, I love to share all the crazy things I find at Savers; yesterday it was a bagful of He-Man toys dated 1984. I never was interested in them (being pretty young back then) but now as an adult I appreciate the bright colors and design of older action figures. I have a nice little collection going on (and look! its Skeletor!) so they get a nice space on my bookshelf.
I now have a few different Steampunk-ish outfits (including one I'm working on sewing from a really great pattern found on Ebay) but the easiest and fastest way is to find clothing at thrift stores. I actually have an entire ensemble that includes - big black boots with straps, futuristic gun and sweet goggles (as seen in the photo). with horrible weather recently I haven't been able to do any outdoor photographs but hopefully that will change and I will have Steampunk goodness to share.