Need help getting my steampunk on

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#1 TattooLoveShow on 4 years ago

I'm starting a set of armor soon that will be made out of animal bones but im having a hell of a time making look more steampunk with out making it look silly or stereotypical put some gears here . any ideas out there?

#2 lemuries on 4 years ago

I was moved by the question to do a little research, and found [URL="http://www.aquarianonline.com/the-philosophy-and-spirituality-of-steampunk-part-2/"]this[/URL] lovely page.
It talks about the late Victorian era being awash in craftsmen who were rebelling aesthetically from the industrialization and homogenization going on as a result of the Industrial Revolution.

So bone armor should be made beautifully; attach the bones with shining brass fittings, etch them with extensive ornamentation ([URL="https://www.google.com/search?q=victorian+ornamentation&biw=1153&bih=923&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=vNc-VJOlNZSTgwTk1IGoBA&ved=0CB0QsAQ"]examples[/URL]). Create filigree from reclaimed wiring (since steam, not electricity, is used to power things).... ([URL="https://www.google.com/search?q=wire+filigree&biw=1153&bih=923&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=nNg-VP_SC9fFggT614LAAw&ved=0CB0QsAQ"]examples[/URL])

In short, for every part, if you can make it, make it beautiful. Add ornament onto the gilded lily, and do the Victorians right.

#3 Dieselpunk on 4 years ago

You can try to engrave the bones and create a Scrimshaw look. The late 1800s had a renewed interest in Asian art (for example, Vincent van Gogh was obsessed with Japanese prints) . You can try to create a scale mail with bones with Asian influences. That would absolutely fall under a Steampunk aesthetic.

#4 TattooLoveShow on 4 years ago

i could do something like this if i did an overlay of wire on the bone in a filigree pattern

thank you!


[QUOTE=lemuries;4923290]I was moved by the question to do a little research, and found [URL="http://www.aquarianonline.com/the-philosophy-and-spirituality-of-steampunk-part-2/"]this[/URL] lovely page.
It talks about the late Victorian era being awash in craftsmen who were rebelling aesthetically from the industrialization and homogenization going on as a result of the Industrial Revolution.

So bone armor should be made beautifully; attach the bones with shining brass fittings, etch them with extensive ornamentation ([URL="https://www.google.com/search?q=victorian+ornamentation&biw=1153&bih=923&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=vNc-VJOlNZSTgwTk1IGoBA&ved=0CB0QsAQ"]examples[/URL]). Create filigree from reclaimed wiring (since steam, not electricity, is used to power things).... ([URL="https://www.google.com/search?q=wire+filigree&biw=1153&bih=923&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=nNg-VP_SC9fFggT614LAAw&ved=0CB0QsAQ"]examples[/URL])

In short, for every part, if you can make it, make it beautiful. Add ornament onto the gilded lily, and do the Victorians right.[/QUOTE]

#5 TattooLoveShow on 4 years ago

[QUOTE=Dieselpunk;4923608]You can try to engrave the bones and create a Scrimshaw look. The late 1800s had a renewed interest in Asian art (for example, Vincent van Gogh was obsessed with Japanese prints) . You can try to create a scale mail with bones with Asian influences. That would absolutely fall under a Steampunk aesthetic.[/QUOTE]

i would love to do something like this on my chest plate

thank you

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