How To Draw Steampunk Discover The Secrets To D...
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How to Draw Steampunk Discover the secrets to d...
Enter into a world where fashion is Victorian punk, technology hasn't surpassed the steam engine, and inventors' workshops are filled with bizarre gadgets and contraptions that you haven't imagined in your wildest dreams. This is the world of steampunk; a world that has fueled a growing subculture and is making its presence known in mainstream media. From a crafty villain and steampunk laden woman to a steam-powered pet and a flying galleon complete with sails and propellers, talented illustrator Bob Berry takes readers through the process of drawing, painting, and digitally illustrating the marvelous players and elements of the steampunk genre. As aspiring artists learn how to create steam-powered machines and gadget-toting characters, Joey Marsocci and Allison DeBlasio of Dr. Grymm Laboratories explain the history and origin of steampunk, its cultural relevance, and other interesting facts about real-life steampunk machines and their makers.
Fictional settings inspired by East Asian rather than Western history, especially those inspired by Chinese history, have been called "silkpunk". The term originated with the author Ken Liu, who defined it as "a blend of science fiction and fantasy [that] draws inspiration from classical East Asian antiquity", with a "technology vocabulary (...) based on organic materials historically important to East Asia (bamboo, paper, silk) and seafaring cultures of the Pacific (coconut, feathers, coral)", rather than the brass and leather associated with steampunk. Liu used the term to describe his Dandelion Dynasty series, which began in 2015. Other works described as silkpunk include Neon Yang's Tensorate series of novellas, which began in 2017. Lyndsie Manusos of Book Riot has argued that the genre does "not fit in a direct analogy with steampunk. Silkpunk is technology and poetics. It is engineering and language."
Dr. Vegapunk is the leading scientist of the SSG and in the employment of the Marines. His work includes discovering the secrets and uses of seastone, the secrets of how Devil Fruit powers work, the co-discovery of the Lineage Factor and its applications, the creation of the Pacifista and Seraphim, and various other scientific achievements that are said to be at least 500 years ahead of current technology. He hails from the technologically advanced Karakuri Island and currently resides on Egghead, where his laboratory is located.
This wonderfully drawn and excellently written middle grade graphic novel will appeal to any fantasy lover of stories with high stakes, mystery, and great adventure! Zuli lives in a magical place - an enchanted tree, known as the Great Tree - an is raised by the wondrous birds that inhabit it. But one day the birds begin dying off and something (or someone) is threatening this magic of the life-giving tree. Zuli must venture beyond the world she has known to find answers, rescue her home, and will discover the secrets of her past as she meets creatures of all kinds. Accompanied by her cantankerous owl companion/guardian, this richly drawn fantasy is a little bit Avatar meets Wings of Fire meets Amulet. 041b061a72