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First time steampunk ... advice? 2009-11-24 15:55:16 Reply

Well, i made something half decent, I hope ...

Creating steampunk drawings have been at the back of my head for a while now, and i thought "hey! why the hell not?"
This is the result.
I tried making it at least a bit realistic, but what do you guys think?

I don't have a scanner, and my cameras blitz kinda sucks
Also, there is supposed to be a chair somwhere in there ...

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Response to First time steampunk ... advice? 2009-11-24 16:03:20 Reply

steam punk by nature has to have lot of unnecessary parts, try adding a bunch of copper pipes, or some random gauges, or maybe even another boiler...

go wild


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Response to First time steampunk ... advice? 2009-11-24 16:12:14 Reply

Is that a boiler made out of wood? Why would a boiler be made out of wood?

For all purposes that would be incredibly impractical.

And why does the car have no bottom? These people in your fictional 19th century surely have some eye for safety don't they?

If I sat in the driver's seat in your car my legs would be mashed by the chain situated directly below the seat.

Also, people built steam powered cars. Those cars had something that looked somewhat like a steering wheel in order to move the front wheel around. Levers is rather an impractical way of manoeuvring a car. That's a little better suited to something like a train.


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Response to First time steampunk ... advice? 2009-11-24 16:13:36 Reply

At 11/24/09 04:12 PM, Aigis wrote:
Also, people built steam powered cars. Those cars had something that looked somewhat like a steering wheel in order to move the front wheel around. Levers is rather an impractical way of manoeuvring a car. That's a little better suited to something like a train.

are you being sarcastic or do not know what steampunk is?


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Response to First time steampunk ... advice? 2009-11-24 16:27:29 Reply

At 11/24/09 04:13 PM, zalecot wrote: are you being sarcastic or do not know what steampunk is?

I know exactly what steampunk is and steampunk isn't about designing things that will have people go:

"That's stupid, why didn't he do it like this?"


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Response to First time steampunk ... advice? 2009-11-24 16:28:11 Reply

At 11/24/09 04:13 PM, zalecot wrote:
At 11/24/09 04:12 PM, Aigis wrote:
Also, people built steam powered cars. Those cars had something that looked somewhat like a steering wheel in order to move the front wheel around. Levers is rather an impractical way of manoeuvring a car. That's a little better suited to something like a train.
are you being sarcastic or do not know what steampunk is?

Probably last one ..

Anyways,my battery at the camera ran out, so I have to recharge it (Gawd i wish i had a scanner).
I added a huge cog behind it and put a new gauge thing at the side.


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Response to First time steampunk ... advice? 2009-11-24 16:28:36 Reply

At 11/24/09 04:27 PM, Aigis wrote:
At 11/24/09 04:13 PM, zalecot wrote: are you being sarcastic or do not know what steampunk is?
I know exactly what steampunk is and steampunk isn't about designing things that will have people go:

"That's stupid, why didn't he do it like this?"

but steampunk is supposed to have a certain amount of that ridiculous factor to it...


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Response to First time steampunk ... advice? 2009-11-24 16:33:19 Reply

now now, lets not make this a negative thread ... thats what the general forum for ...

A quick recharge of the battery pack and we're back in buissness!
I also thickened some lines.

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Response to First time steampunk ... advice? 2009-11-24 16:36:48 Reply

At 11/24/09 04:33 PM, havegum wrote: now now, lets not make this a negative thread ... thats what the general forum for ...

A quick recharge of the battery pack and we're back in buissness!
I also thickened some lines.

the perspective on the gear is off... it doesn't come into line with the rest of the drawing


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Response to First time steampunk ... advice? 2009-11-24 16:43:28 Reply

At 11/24/09 04:28 PM, zalecot wrote: but steampunk is supposed to have a certain amount of that ridiculous factor to it...

It's supposed to have the ridiculous factor when it's really awesome.

E.g. having a sentient robot powered by steam and clockwork is really awesome.

Having levers instead of a steering wheel is not really awesome.


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Response to First time steampunk ... advice? 2009-11-24 16:47:31 Reply

Geez... It can be as unpractical as you want, but fact is that under the industrial revalution, most factories had NO SAFETY WHATSOEVER. Workers as good as sat inside the cogs working and steering. kids were inside the machinery checking if it was okay, and the machines didn't have covers; They were just some sticks with cogs and engines inside.

Steampunk can be as unpractical as you want it to be. Wouldn't you for instance make a house on the ground floor?


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Response to First time steampunk ... advice? 2009-11-24 16:55:28 Reply

At 11/24/09 04:47 PM, havegum wrote: Geez... It can be as unpractical as you want, but fact is that under the industrial revalution, most factories had NO SAFETY WHATSOEVER. Workers as good as sat inside the cogs working and steering. kids were inside the machinery checking if it was okay, and the machines didn't have covers; They were just some sticks with cogs and engines inside.

I've seen cars made during the industrial revolution, man. They had bottoms.

Steampunk can be as unpractical as you want it to be. Wouldn't you for instance make a house on the ground floor?

I would totally make a floating house if I could. That is totally awesome.

Rule of cool comes into play here.


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Response to First time steampunk ... advice? 2009-11-24 17:02:42 Reply

Let me explain why you're both wrong.
Yes, steampunk vehicles are commonly driven through the use of multiple levers.
No, the seat would not just be suspended like that, there would be some sort of foot rest spot.

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Response to First time steampunk ... advice? 2009-11-24 17:09:58 Reply

Okay, i admit, you're right... and i probably shouldn't add the industrial revolution in here ...

Changed cog in BG added steering thingy and a floor (if you look closly)

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Response to First time steampunk ... advice? 2009-11-24 17:21:50 Reply

At 11/24/09 05:02 PM, big-jonny-13 wrote: Let me explain why you're both right.
Yes, steampunk vehicles are commonly driven through the use of multiple levers.
No, the seat would not just be suspended like that, there would be some sort of foot rest spot.

Sorry, I didn't see your post :P

Now that it is settled (that discussion) do you have any advice for further development before i go ahead and inc it?

by the way Big-Jonny-13, wouldn't you be Big-jonny-19 by now?

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Response to First time steampunk ... advice? 2009-11-24 17:21:56 Reply

At 11/24/09 05:09 PM, havegum wrote: Changed cog in BG added steering thingy and a floor (if you look closly)

Hah, well it looks more like a car now but this thing is crazy.

Now that it's gone past the realms of impractical and into 'comically ridiculous', I like the design a lot more. It's just so crazy it's like a parody of a steampunk design. It's like the sort of design the bumbling scientist would come up with and have explode on him, leaving his face covered in soot.

What is with that massive cog? It's like its only function is to screw up the back wheels and make the thing fall over.


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Response to First time steampunk ... advice? 2009-11-24 17:34:26 Reply

The massive cog is there for the lols.
Also to regain a little weight perspective, i added that thing in the front. (it didn't help though)

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Response to First time steampunk ... advice? 2009-11-24 18:24:05 Reply

Probably a bad time asking as there is only like 16 users here now, buuut ...
Is this it? Should i start inking and stuff?


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Response to First time steampunk ... advice? 2009-11-25 09:16:02 Reply

wow, nice:D keep it coming:)

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Response to First time steampunk ... advice? 2009-11-25 09:55:38 Reply

Thanks!

I inked it now!

Sorry the poor quality

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Response to First time steampunk ... advice? 2009-11-25 10:26:27 Reply

looks better than when you started, on a few bits the perspective is off but nobodys perfect, only thing is steampunk sometimes has like pumps protruding random levers and steam exhausts, the cog at the back would work if i understoos what was moving it, then it moves the axles

final step is to colour it you should consider it, and to the other guys look at the first cars made they had three wheels 3 gears and were made of wood with a metal frame no floor, just a park bench with an engine

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Response to First time steampunk ... advice? 2009-11-25 10:42:25 Reply

At 11/25/09 10:26 AM, ashman112 wrote: final step is to colour it you should consider it

I'm importing it to flash and tracing it right now!

or is that the wrong way of doing it?

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Response to First time steampunk ... advice? 2009-11-25 11:22:07 Reply

At 11/25/09 10:42 AM, havegum wrote:
At 11/25/09 10:26 AM, ashman112 wrote: final step is to colour it you should consider it
I'm importing it to flash and tracing it right now!
or is that the wrong way of doing it?

meh i meant coloured pencil but itll look better vectorised cant wait

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Response to First time steampunk ... advice? 2009-11-25 12:50:21 Reply

Outline finished (partly)
Working on coloring now

Yes, outline is green, but I'll change that soon

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Response to First time steampunk ... advice? 2009-11-25 14:29:00 Reply

Coloring Finished!!

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Response to First time steampunk ... advice? 2009-11-25 15:09:35 Reply

Ooh, liking that! The sexy leg-pipe out the side's a decent bit of win, and the plough's entirely unnecessary but very neat all the same :)
If you're computerising it, you might want to add a bit of perspective to the back wheels, right now they're offsetting the drawing a bit being all paper thin and sticking one on the other side so we can see it round the boiler might make it look a bit more realistic.
Now all you need's some hot-rod pipes outta that box with the levers... :D

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Response to First time steampunk ... advice? 2009-11-25 16:12:22 Reply

Fixed (I hope)
Added steam

Duh, its supposed to be STEAMpunk

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Response to First time steampunk ... advice? 2009-11-25 16:14:27 Reply

At 11/25/09 04:12 PM, havegum wrote: Fixed (I hope)
Added steam
Duh, its supposed to be STEAMpunk

Oh I like it, though the little snow plow thing in front clashes with the rest of it...

instead of yellow and black copper and bronze colors would have been better


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Response to First time steampunk ... advice? 2009-11-25 16:33:45 Reply

Fixed!
Blocked some steam in the edges, added shade

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Response to First time steampunk ... advice? 2009-11-25 16:35:37 Reply

At 11/25/09 04:33 PM, havegum wrote: Fixed!
Blocked some steam in the edges, added shade

yeah the front bumper thing looks better now, and I like the shading...


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