A new color study, steampunk ginger.
A soon to be crazy girl who now runs a web site called Emm’s Page, decided to go out with a crazy city boy who loved to wear long sleeve henleys. Now we are married and get to peak over each other shoulder to see what each other is up to. She is crazy, but a genius. I bet she’d say the same for me. But my art dose reflect her often.
This was the drawing for our wedding announcements.
But this year, while on our small honeymoon, we went to Steamposium. Which was perfect for us. We had the honor of meeting one the hardest working, most inspiration people I have meet in a long time. Steampunk Couture founder Kato. Turns out that pretty face owns and help runs like seven business or something now. But I got her and the other industrious women at the Steamgirl booth sign a card I had drawn for Emm the night before. I had Kato surprise her with it, it was amazing! Thank you so Much Kato, and all the girls at the Steamgirl both.
Just a little drawing.
I have been spending the last year developing a story based web comic. I call it Hades at the moment, it is a land of the lost meets steam punk type story. It is going into production this very week, I don’t know when it will drop, or where… but i will let you know. For now, enjoy this art work.
Drew this one for fun, been working hard on a peace to follow soon, in the mean time enjoy this Vivian sketch. Love Steampunk.
Modern day can be very depressing. Yet the past, when you really look, is often just as if not more depressing to look at. Many feel they need to reinvent something new. Out of this breed a new kind of subculture born of literature. What was done was the romantic look, feel, and joy of a past time combine with the hope and fun of futuristic design. It’s called Steampunk. And it is one of the most interesting movements yet. What nerds, the new leaders of the world, have done is create a fun, and often sexy world of fashion, technology, music, and way of life. Most of the look of this is based off the steam age, or Victorian London. The looks have both elements of an older finer life and a punk “do it yourself” look. It has spawned great comics, novels and even some movies have elements. Games are starting to come out in the genre. Dishonored is one such game, and so is the new Bioshock game. The steampunk comic Lady Mechanika is one of the most popular indie comics out right now. It’s next to impossible to get this constantly sold out comic by Joe Benitez.
Fashion also has been one of the most amazing things that have been influenced by this genre. Shops, like Clockwork Couture and Steampunk Couture are out there where you can buy the clothing for either costumes or day to day. But in true Punk fashion, most of the steampunk work you see will be hand mad, often by the person you see wearing it. Krippes.com’s besty blog, Emm’s Page, has begun to make her own steampunk fashion. Check it out!
Felicia Day dressed by Clockwork Couture!
If you want to know what Steampunk is, look up Steampunk Couture, and its creator Kato. It is the oldest steampunk shop out there. Kato has done her best to create steampunk clothing, not costumes; this woman has created clothing that could be worn every day without making the wearer feel too much like they are in costume, or need five people to get them out of it. She has what may be the best example of modern steampunk style. All in true steam punk manner its hand made.
Think Steampunk is dumb? Think again, most steampunk people are hardworking and often very successful. You can even find them jumping into the most popular shows out there like Castle and Warehouse 13. Steampunk is here and in the past five years it has started to become more and more influential. I myself am using it as the inspiration of my new web comic.
Are you still a nerd but just don’t like steampunk. Well, there is always Cyberpunk, which is futuristic. Diesel Punk, which is more WW2 like in its fashion, like the game Fallout 3. And there still more Punk play-on movements. When people see a world they do not like, they often try to create a better one to escape to. Hey at least it seems healthier then the Vampire thing.
The Lost is a new web series by myself, about a man who is trying to survive in a world that seems to be a dumping point of alternate realties. Never knowing what he will find or face, he must use his military survival training and knowledge as a former Air force gunsmith to try and stay alive through each day. With no hope of getting home, and no real knowledge about how he got there or where he is, he fights his way through a world not only full monster, but also one that contains people from other worlds who may help, or kill him for his supplies. His life is one day changed when a strange aircraft crashes nearby and he discovers a lone survivor. Can he find any kind of real life in this world and what danger will he find next.
Since this Comic is made in by me and me alone, it will not be out for some time. How often it will be released and when are not decided yet. Till then, Coming soon.
Since my life is about art and comics i have begun to create a web comic. Most of the work is still to come and i have only begun, but these two works are the first look at this new story based web comic. For more information check back soon.