Using a mixture of industrial, mechanical and organic images and drawing on films such as Steamboy, The City of Lost Children, Casshern & Wild Wild West, create a steampunk inspired insect in Photoshop. Also see writers H. G. Wells and Jules Vern where the origins of the tangential technological advancements of the Victorian era started.
First collate and create a mood board outlining the mechanical objects you wish to use, then design
a 2D steampunk insect to be complete by the end of todays session, 5pm.
Possible images to structurally cannibalize for this exercies are in 000_c4d_resource – mechanical reference/ helicopter museum/ brewery/ shivering sands folders. Also folder 035_LSDS has a steam-punk artwork folder for reference.
The research, concepts and image creation from this PBI timed session will be directly beneficial towards your 3D modeling module: a butterfly loop animation
AND THERE’S MORE
Here are some websites and blog links that should prove helpful in grasping the Steampunk genre:
Steampunk FAQ – The Clockwork Century
Mad & amazing sculpture – Kris Kuksi
Steampunk images – Cogs & Springs
Steampunk art – Steamlord
boingboing – various steampunk related articles
Steampunk taxidermy – Impact lab
Gentlemans Emporium - fine attire for the discerning enthusiast
Wild Wild West – IMDB