In Scrumble of Life 2 I mentioned that The Artist (Martin King) was designing a ‘Steampunk Racing Camel’.
What does that even mean?
‘Steampunk’ is a genre of fiction, art, music, fashion and design. It’s the Victorian vision of what the future might look like, based on the technology available to them, which was steam driven. Think Jules Verne meets science fiction.
Long before he discovered this, The Artist was designing mechanical animals – or ‘Mechanimals’, as he calls them. He chose a camel as his first subject – he has liked them since he lived in North Africa, as a teenager.
Digitally rendered from an original pen-and-ink sketch, this is the prototype. Once satisfied, Martin moved on to other things.
Years later, he read an article on Steampunk, which inspired him to transform that Camel Mechanimal, into this:
VOS#4 STEAMPUNK RACING CAMEL
With his talent in Creative Digital Art, he re-engineered and re-tuned it, for maximum racing performance. Then he rendered it ‘Steampunk-style’, with a herd of wild camels racing trough the desert behind it, some vultures hovering above and a mate in the distance!
So, while I was writing about his passions, in Scrumble of Life 2, this is what was absorbing his attention: The Steampunk Racing Camel.
Find The Logo
To save you from searching fruitlessly, there isn’t a logo on the prototype. Can you spot it in the completed image?
Last week everyone who left a comment about it, found the logo at the end of the washing line. Well done!
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