Sunday, April 10, 2011
This illo from a year ago was my first ever attempt at doing something in the Steam Punk genre. I painted the image in full colour originally but this sepia version is my favourite take on it. For me anyway, it seems the most true to the period look I was hoping to emulate. With the sepia version I also tried to match the ghostly blur you see in the days of early photography. Long exposure times meant the slightest movement created these wraith like figures. Those photographic 'ghosts' spooked me when I was a wee boy and it's always stuck with me ever since.