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Couple of Newish Things

First off, here’s some steampunk for you. I actually started this back in June 2010, it was one of the first things I tried to create when I upgraded from my beloved (but clunky) G4. Because I also upgraded from Photoshop CS2 to CS5 at the same time, I found myself totally overwhelmed. The program was too different and the screen too much better. Seriously going from a  tiny cheap plasma screen to a wide screen beast makes any kind of graphics work look and feel totally different. Well, having abandoned this mostly uncoloured, I finally dragged it out again just before Christmas and got it finished.

I’ve never been terribly happy with the focus on pirates and other ne’er-do-wells in the steampunk subculture, I think it might be time to start representing the other side of the argument. Airship pirates are all glamourous and that, but in reality I think I’d probably have more fun on the side of justice and not having all your stuff nicked 😀 Plus I wanted an opportunity to portray a slightly more realistic female fighting outfit 🙂

Prints available at DeviantArt : Folksy : Etsy

One of the major changes with Photoshop CS5 was the paint-effect brushes. I haven’t had many opportunities to play with them, other than when I was first learning my way around the program. I’ve been feeling a bit restless with the Art Nouveau style recently, so when a friend asked for fan art of the modern BBC Sherlock adaptation it seemed like the perfect opportunity.

on DeviantArt

At 4am this morning I randomly decided to change my Facebook timeline cover. This is from a REALLY old piece, but it’s the only thing I have that suits the horizontal format. I’ll get around to making something specific eventually. If you’d like to use this as your cover just click on the image to download it 🙂

Hope you all have a good weekend 😀

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A Steampunk New Years Gift From Me To You

2011 is almost over, 2012 is just around the corner and I wanted to make you all a little freebie gift for being so good to me this year. So here’s a little desk calendar featuring the Airship Pirates city mascots.

Click on the image above to get the full size image. (It’s set to A4, the standard international printer size, if you’re using another size just scale to fit when you print.)

Cut off the white areas and cut the slits on the left hand side to put the tabs through.

Then just fold along the lines between the images.

You’ll end up a three sided calendar that stands on its own.

Please note that whilst it works with paper it’ll look better and last longer on thin card.

You can purchase photo quality prints of this, in various sizes, from DeviantArt if your printer won’t cooperate 😀

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Giveaway Winners!

Thank you to everyone who took part in my first giveaway, it was lovely to read about your perfect Halloween. I hope you all had a good night 🙂

The winners are –

First Place – Ceejay Writer

Second Place – Disobedient Child

Third Place – Caitlin

Drop me a message via the contact form on this page with your address details and I’ll get the prizes sent off this week.

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Happy Hallowe’en Giveaway!

I’ve wanted to run a giveaway for a while now, and I wanted to do it to coincide with getting 100 likes on my facebook page. But I have some awesome new posters to show you and the lure of Hallowe’en is just too strong.

The Prizes

First prize is one signed A3 (297×420cm / 11.69×16.54in) print of “Herr Drosselmeyer’s Doll”.

Second and third are a postcard of the hallowe’en appropriate Gorgon design.

How to Enter

Comment below with a description of your perfect Hallowe’en evening.

Don’t worry about the quality of the writing, the winner isn’t going to be based on the best answer, I just thought it’d be nice to have something other than the usual “yes please” comments and so I gave you something to write about.

Entries to be in midday by 31st October, names will be drawn at random out of a spooky plastic skull by midnight.

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