A small set of Steampunk-themed weapons, as requested by Glasmond.
Not willing to simply glue an exhaust chimney and a couple of gears on a fantasy weapon to label it “steampunk”, I tried a bit of a “back to the roots” approach.
Soooo.. outdated scientific concepts, mechanical verisimilitude and literary references all the way !
PS : Indeed I’m aware that the Flail is a bit dangerous to use, especially for start out/switch off.
Also I pictured it manned by poor workers from Cornwall, used to harsh life and whose safety is judged secondary by their employers, I may go back on that one later.
as requested by Laura T
["Une pastèque insomniaque"]
as requested by Nathan F.
Yet again : White paint, markers, photo printed with a shitty printer, no photoshop
["Un monstre de la Tamise"]
as requested by Johanna M
["Un gratte ciel qui gratte le ciel" I think the pun is a bit lost in translation. "Ciel" = "sky" but "gratte" is gentler than "scrape". It's closer to "scratch".]
On my work you’ll get to see that kind of out-of-placed lines every-so-often.
It’s not a strict personal rule, but more often than not I restrain from erasing anything on my paper drawings. In fact, in those cases I start directly with a (light) pen rather than with a lead pencil.
There are a few reasons for this. Most should be easy enough to deduce but I may explain it someday if anybody is curious.
As requested by Maline
(Yeah, the bit of alchemical symbolism is intended.)
“A long and sinister staircase going up into an attic which would be the mouth of monster” requested by Jeremy M to illustrate one of the creatures from his RPG.
(wow .. That must be one crazy RPG !)
["un escalier long et sinistre montant vers un grenier qui ne serait que la bouche d'un monstre."]
As requested by Pauline (from “les Carnets de Paulette“)
To those non versed in Moliere’s language, the caption says
“Soon, fear is going to switch sides Mr Hoover”
…”like stuff from your room suddenly looking like monsters at night, in the dark.”
Request from Guillaume G
Medium : markers, white paint, photo printed with a shitty printer (and no digital retouching)
["une monstrification d'objets de la vie de tous les jours. Genre les objets de ta chambre qui se mettent à ressembler à des monstres la nuit dans le noir"]